Adobe Announces Discontinuation of 'Muse' Website Building Software

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Adobe today announced that it is discontinuing its website building software "Adobe Muse" for Mac and PC. The shutdown process begins today with the final feature release of Muse, although technical support for Creative Cloud customers will remain ongoing through May 20, 2019. After that date, Adobe will officially end new feature development for the software.

Adobe Muse launched in 2012, offering users the ability to design websites without having to write any code. Adobe said that while it has been "deeply committed to the Muse vision," trends in recent years have caused the company to evolve its strategies related to website creation.


Now, Adobe is thanking Muse users while hoping a "smooth transition" can be made into other Adobe programs that will be sticking around:

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.

Adobe explained that users will still be able to open Muse on their Mac or Windows computers, as well as edit or create new websites in the app. But, after May 20, 2019, there will no longer be any compatibility updates or fixes to bugs that could appear when users publish a Muse-created website.

For more details about the Adobe Muse discontinuation, be sure to visit the company's FAQ page on the topic.

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28 months ago
And that’s why you never use any of Adobe’s fringe apps.
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28 months ago
Great :( Now I am going to have to pay someone like square space a shed load of money and have a generic cookie cutter website. I really enjoy using muse. Are they at least going to make it free?
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28 months ago
It joined the iWeb club
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28 months ago

Great :( Now I am going to have to pay someone like square space a shed load of money and have a generic cookie cutter website. I really enjoy using muse. Are they at least going to make it free?

Oh, you put stock in Adobe... the company that shutdown;

1. GoLive Systems (CyberStudio)
2. Macromedia software after they bought them out;

* Macromedia Action!
* Macromedia Aftershock
* Macromedia Authorware
* Macromedia Central (replaced by AIR)
* Macromedia FreeHand
* Macromedia HomeSite
* Macromedia MediaMaker
* Macromedia SoundEdit 16

The very company that has added just minor features to photo editing software, nearly zero features to their illustrator software, no major updates to video or post, publishing haha they will be closing down InDesign within the next 5 years... yet wants to charge you $600 PER YEAR to maintain usage of their software. You're surprised!? Seriously??

However, for $469 you can FOREVER OWN CorelDraw (granted it's windows only) or as a PhotoChop replacement purchase Pixelmator Pro, Affinity Photo, Acor, GIMP for under $75 and forever own them!

This is also why people, companies and design firms support WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, etc... so that some company can't turn around and pull the carpet from underneath them and say, "haha, sucker! We got your money, all these years and now you have NOTHING! Oh but here, a replacement that doesn't actually work as a replacement but it's yours to use, so long as you continue paying us."

You could have purchased and owned the software and your "system" so you would payout $5,000 all in for computers, software, etc but could to this very day, use the same setup for publishing... No no no, let's pay Adobe $600/year for less privilege of using software they don't do any major updates or create any major new software, but have ZERO issues on pulling the carpet from underneath you.

This isn't the first or the last time that Adobe will be doing this! So anyone invested in their "cloud" software be forewarned... Your favorite software could be next!
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28 months ago
This is not the first time Adobe has yanked a design oriented application for website development.

Adobe allowed GoLive to wither and die on the vine years ago. Could it be that Adobe developers could not keep up or evolve GoLive to CSS, Web 2.0, etc...

Maybe Adobe wants to take the simple out of website design.

How is it that the Macintosh excelled in desktop publishing and page layout yet decades later the Mac seems to lack a robust WYSIWYG website development tool.

For those who had the opportunity to use NeXTSTEP remember how smooth and buttery display postscript was. It was a true WYSIWYG work environment. Even the simplest of drawing programs were masters of drag n’ drop layout on that platform.

Check out Flux from
http://www.theescapers.com/
Maybe it will help fill in some of the missing pieces.
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28 months ago
Flashback! I still remember using Adobe PageMill in circa 1997 on my grape iMac G3 (333MHz! ), playing around with building my first websites just to learn the product had been discontinued. While befriending with the idea of switching to GoLive or Dreamweaver I realized the web would probably become too complex to be handled on a WYSIWYG editor and decided to learn to code. Looking back today, not the dumbest of my life's decisions. ;)
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