Adobe Muse Summer 2015 Update - Top 3 New Features
The 2015 release of Creative Cloud has arrived, which means it's time to review an exciting new version of Adobe Muse. This release contains one core new feature, along with several smaller additions that make working in Muse even more enjoyable.
Here's a breakdown of our top 3 favorite new features
1. Complete Typekit Support
All Creative Cloud members receive a free Typekit subscription, and now your premium typekit fonts can now be used in Muse without the use of our third party widget. Simply select "Add Web Fonts" from the text menu in Muse, and browser over 1,000 new type options for use on your website. The Typekit library is a huge upgrade from the "Edge Web Fonts" previously available, and they can be used directly in Muse without messing around with kits, domains or any complex setup.
Overwhelmed by font choices? Try these fonts out in your website (we sure love them)
2. Auto Lightbox
The new "Auto Lightbox" setting available on composition or slideshow widgets could be easily missed, but it's an awesome feature. This setting allows you to launch a lightbox when the page loads instead of requiring the user to click a trigger. This means you can create slick notifications or lead generation forms that appear when a user lands on the site, without requiring a third-party plugin like WisePops.
3. Layer Naming / Organization
Keeping tidy layers in your Muse file is important to stay organized and easily update content. In prior versions, Muse used generic layer names and finding elements was often difficult and time consuming. In the 2015 release you can now rename your layers into something easily identifiable by double clicking on them. There are also smaller layers panel improvements, such as the ability to lock/unlock multiple layers at once by selecting them all, and dragging the "eye" icon to other layers.
There are a ton of other small additions implemented in this release, such as contact form improvements (radio/checkbox grouping), a refined application UI and the addition of basic "starter files" designed to help get you started with Muse.