Adobe Announces Its Entry-Level Web BuilderAdobe Muse Stops DevelopmentThe last version update was launched on the 26th and will stop technical support on May 20, 2019.
After that, the user can still open Muse on his computer to create or maintain a webpage production project, and the finished product website hosted on the virtual host he purchased will not be affected.
However, Muse will not support the new standards of network technology that will change rapidly in the future, and may not be compatible with subsequent Mac or Windows operating system updates. In addition, if you use Business Catalyst, Adobe's official one-stop hosting service, users will have to make a migration to ensure that the subsequent normal display.
As for whether the third-party plug-ins released by developers based on Muse can continue to work well, they need to ask the developer one by one.
Previously, Adobe had been very generous to provide free licenses to individual users for the outdated version of Photoshop cs2. However, it is unclear whether Muse, which will eventually cease to support, will enjoy the same treatment. Currently Muse is still a paid product. You can see 7 days free trial words on the official website.
Muse is an offline tool that can simply create responsive HTML5 web pages. In fact, "use of Photoshop" in the webpage creation industry can actually allow you to cut the web page templates drawn in Photoshop into full functionality. HTML5 responsive web page.
Compared to Dreamweaver, a veteran full-featured web page creation tool in the Adobe CC series, this lightweight web production product may have become a successful differentiated product like Photoshop Elements to fill the market gap in entry-level web production.
Muse also offers another way for beginners to speed up the process of web page production by allowing third-party developers to provide them with so-called "Widgets" (Widgets). This plug-in approach can package a functional module such as Facebook comments, voting, or even some primary e-commerce interfaces for users to embed web artwork to save the user's own configuration process.
However, Adobe's decision to terminate this product is not surprising. Because of an offline web development tool, it is now a very strange existence, and it is less competitive than the online web page authoring tool, which eventually caused Muse to die in the middle.
The current situation is very different from when Adobe decided to develop Muse 8 years ago. At that time, HTML5 was still an on-going webpage standard, and the industry has yet to form a consensus. This kind of new things need entry-level tools to promote popularization.
Now, the group of beginners targeted by Muse at the beginning had been diverted. Some people look forward to simpler and more fool-proof, brick-and-mortar and WYSIWYG production processes; other users are more focused on the unified experience of computer web pages, mobile web pages, and mobile phone apps, and are gradually cutting into the user experience from web page production. (UX) Professional.
For a simpler task of building a personal website, there are already very mature solutions. These services use a browser to directly perform wood-like operations, and can use free hosting space, or even a free second-level domain name, allowing users to have their own personal web pages just by clicking the mouse.
This kind of service for building personal websites through website templates and small modular plug-ins. The industry leader is Wix, which is based in Israel. The company raised 127 million U.S. dollars when it went public in 2013.Now continue to be sought after by analysts. In mid-February of this year, Wix released its financial report that its revenue in the fourth quarter of last year exceeded expectations.
Similar products include Weebly and Shopify, which are also listed companies and listed on the NYSE.The 2017 Fortune Magazine article states, Shopify has increased 500% since its initial public offering.
For designers who are gradually transitioning from web page creation to interaction design and user experience, there are now more professional tools. For example, Sketch, a very lightweight, Mac-only production tool, is now the preferred choice for interaction designers. It can use a very convenient and standardized method to produce product prototype maps and highly realistic interface renderings, and it is very convenient to generate webpages and deliver them to the development process of the App.
The emergence of the above tools and services, to some extentBreaks the monopoly of Adobe's products to the design market in the previous decade. Adobe also subsequently launched the benchmark products of the above two types of products.
Both Adobe Portfolio and Adobe Spark Page are browser-based services for quickly creating web pages. The former can build personal galleries for designers and sync to Adobe's acquired designer community, Behance, which can create single-page websites such as newsletters or App download guide pages. While Adobe XD is a direct replacement for Sketch, its relative competitive advantage is its closer connection with other Adobe products.
In the case of Muse's various functions even being replaced by other products of its own, it has become a tasteless product, and it is reasonable to call it stop. However, the previous years of development are not without gains. Like the previous death of Google Wave, all the trials and innovations that have been done on Muse will continue to be integrated into the follow-up new products, so that its soul can be continue.