TypographyStylized typography is an age-old feature, and today designers are using it as a primary weapon in their arsenal of innovation. Until recently, most have restricted themselves to select web-safe fonts. But with the growing numbers of tools and applications, typography has become a primary design element in its own right. The demand for larger and more exciting fonts is rapidly increasing, and these fonts are replacing the old system fonts as designers play with techniques such as line height. Tools such as WhatTheFont, CSS Typeset and Typetester have helped designers be more creative and allow for different typeface to be used across the web.
Adobe adds 5 new features to its web design tool
In addition to its already impressive selection of features, designers can now:
- Access the new Adobe Muse Exchange, to download over 100 design elements submitted by the Adobe Muse community to-date, including starter templates, prototyping tools, interactive widgets, and more.
- Collect reusable design elements like icons, buttons, headers and footers, styles, and grids using the new Library panel, and share with teams and other designers.
- Easily connect sites to social media with a dozen new drag-and-drop Social widgets including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest buttons, plus Google maps, Vimeo and YouTube videos.
- Choose from even more scroll effects options from the updated Scroll Effects panel, including the ability to:
- Apply opacity and fading to scroll elements;
- Add scroll effects to Adobe Edge animations and slideshows.
- Set a full-screen slideshow that adjusts to the width of the screen whether viewing on a desktop or mobile device.
The new version is available to Creative Cloud members now by simply opening Adobe Muse, and clicking Install Now from the updater screen.
Adobe has also uploaded a number of new training videos in Creative Cloud Learn to help get started - also included with your membership at no additional cost.
Not yet a Creative Cloud member? Sign up for a free membership and get access to 30-day trials of every Adobe creative desktop app, including Adobe Muse. Free members also have access to the new training videos in Creative Cloud Learn to get started.