Adobe Draws the Curtains on Adobe Muse: Now What?

Adobe Muse

Tech Support for Users Available Until 19 May 2019 After Which No Further Features Will Be Developed for Adobe Muse

At the Adobe Summit 2018, we witnessed a flurry of new announcements in marketing and sales technologies. With the dawn of a new era, there was one particular announcement that brought tears to many eyes. The end of Adobe Muse

Adobe disclosed that it discontinuing its premier website builder. Tech support will be available to the customers of Creative Cloud until 19 May 2019, while the shutdown process has already been initiated. Post the mentioned date, no further updates would be available.

Debuting in 2012, Adobe Muse enabled users to create websites without coding. Adobe Muse themes did not require any system configuration or setup to get running. Generating HTML files, Adobe Muse files could be viewed on the browser, without needing to connect to a server or web host.

Adobe has affirmed that while it had extended its full commitment towards its vision for Muse, trends in the past few years have been a directive for the company to overhaul its strategies around website creation software.

One among those trends is that designers who are engaged in developing complex apps and websites are also investing in prototyping skills and UX/UI. For that, they are working in tandem with developers to breathe life into their ideas. Secondly, in the case of creating simple websites, there has been a surge in DIY site creators which are based on customized templates, which are responsive in nature and easy to modify for novice users as well.

In an official announcement, Adobe tried to ensure that a seamless switch can be made by Muse users to other Adobe programs and apps that are going to be around.

The company said, “If you are building complex websites and applications, you can now use Adobe XD. Although XD does not generate web-ready code as Adobe Muse did, XD is an all-in-one solution that allows users to design, prototype and collaborate with stakeholders and developers to bring their websites to life. If you are building a website to showcase your creative work, you can use Adobe Portfolio to create beautiful portfolio websites that can also be connected to the Behance platform. If you are building one-page websites, such as photo stories, newsletters, or landing pages, you can use Adobe Spark Page to create beautiful responsive web pages with your own unique brand.”

Users will be able to open Muse on their Windows or Mac systems and can edit/create new websites through the app. However, post-20 May 2019, no bug fixes or compatibility-related updates will be available to websites, which were created using Muse.

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