Adobe has added some new features to Muse (opens in new tab), its software tool for graphic designers who want to create websites without writing code.
The software now comes with new built-in support for contact forms, allowing designers to easily add forms to their websites as well as configure and style them.
The new feature is part of a longer-term strategy to bring more extensive content management capabilities to Muse through tighter integration with Adobe’s hosting solution, Adobe Business Catalyst (opens in new tab). This video (opens in new tab) shows how it works.
Another new feature enables Muse users to easily add and link to .PDF, .ZIP, .dmg, and .exe files for their website visitors to download.
Designers can now also add HTML5 animations created with Adobe Edge (opens in new tab) into their Muse designs.
Further improvements include improved HTML5/CSS3 output and auto-generated sitemaps for SEO, both of which will result in faster load times and improved visibility on search engines, says Adobe. The new version of Muse will also be available in Japanese.
The new features are automatically available to stand-alone Adobe Muse subscribers as well as for Adobe Creative Cloud (opens in new tab) members at no extra charge.
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