(The Hosting News) – Want to design a website but don’t know web coding? No problem! It appears Adobe may have an answer. The software company recently launched the beta for a new site design product called Muse which allows users to design sites based off of visuals.
With the product, users can add and align images and site features using their mouse pointers. Such capabilities of the product include project planning, designing, adding interactivity (likes widgets), and of course, the actual previewing and publishing.
In a statement made available by CNET, senior product marketing manager Jane Brady from Adobe Creative Suite said, “What we’re seeing is that the tools that have been made available for designers to be able to create digital experiences require people to learn code. And most designers either don’t want to, or they’re not interested–or they’ve learned, and it’s just not the way their brain works.”
“What they kept telling us is that they want to be able to create a Web site or other kinds of digital content as easily as if they’re working in InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop,” she continued.
Upon its actual release early next year, Adobe plans to offer the product based off pricing plans. Users can get Muse for fifteen dollars a month under a one year agreement. However, if you’re planning on going month-to-month, it’ll be twenty. In the meantime, as it remains in beta, it’s free.
As for availability, the software will work on both Mac and Windows. However, the company warns that bugs could occur should users attempt to install it on Linux. Despite the name “Muse,” Adobe says it’s only a “code name” for the product and the program will receive an actual name at a later time.
Adobe is popular for its Adobe Creative Suite products, allowing users to create sites and apps. The company also made news earlier this month when it previewed Edge, a graphic design program that includes support for HTML5. For more information on Muse, visit: http://muse.adobe.com/