Adobe Muse is a new product that’s part of the Creative Cloud bundle from Adobe that allows for easy creation of websites as well as in-browser editing, and many other interesting features.
It was brought up as a potential alternative to WordPress – really? Let’s see about that.
Adobe released Muse as a new product aimed at folks who might like to create a website, but have no idea where to start. You can build an entire site without ever touching any code, or even hosting if you decide to host with their Business Catalyst service as part of Creative Cloud.
Planning your site is easy, with the ability to map out pages and how they link to one another. There are many default designs and fonts to choose from as well.
You can also embed HTML very easily by simply pasting in the embed code and letting Muse handle the rest. Sitemaps are auto-generated for SEO no matter where you’re hosting your site.
Muse seems to be aimed at folks who might want to get a quick, mostly static site up for an idea they have. Not having to touch code allows for quick creation and editing, and then getting the site up and running very quickly.
I wouldn’t quite consider it a full-fledged CMS, but it gives you many of the same features a CMS would without a lot of the other features you might not need. If you need a full CMS, I would definitely encourage you to check out WordPress or something similar instead of a product like Muse.
Sound like something you might be interested in? Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments! All in all I don’t see it as an alternative to WordPress but it is an app that you might want to keep handy for particular clients that may not need your full WP services.
Or, perhaps a solution for your family members who want your precious time, for free.
Here’s the official overview video: