Adobe Muse vs Webflow
Last updated: October 24, 2017
Adobe Muse is a website builder that allows designers to create fixed, fluid, and adaptive websites without having to write any code. Muse generates static websites giving users the freedom to host their sites with any hosting provider.
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Adobe Muse vs Webflow in our news:
2017 - Webflow releases Interactions 2.0 to take on Macaw
Webflow, the web design amalgam of WordPress and Photoshop, released Interactions 2.0. IX2.0 expands on Webflow's web design platform, which allows designers to build professional websites without writing a single line of code. With IX2.0 a designer in Webflow could now visually develop a website interaction in minutes, compared to the hours or days it would generally take a seasoned developer. For web professionals crafting innovative web experiences, Webflow IX2.0 is a brand new website animation tool that allows them to build complex timeline based animations, mouse based effects, and scrolling (parallax) effects without writing a single line of code. Unlike Adobe products, Webflow’s new IX2.0 feature offers designers powerful new ways of designing web experiences that was only possible with code before. Thus Webflow is now more interactive than Macaw
2015 - Webflow launched Visual CMS to challenge Adobe Dreamweaver
Content management system provider Webflow launched what it calls the “world’s first visual CMS.” The idea is to allow users to create sites with dynamic content, images and blog posts without the need to gather together a design and code team. It promises a clean interface for those who want to design a web site on their own or as part of a small team. The company described it as well polished, and stresses that it doesn’t require the need to fuss with HTML, CSS or PHP. Webflow isn’t the only company to try and throw some splashes of elegance and color in the web design space. Wordpress.com recently revamped its interface to give it more appeal, especially when compared to the popular blogging service Medium. Additionally, Squarespace, Weebly and others target sole proprietors or small companies that want a web presence but don’t have the resources or budget to bring in an entire team. The basic plan is free, but you’ll need to upgrade to a $16 monthly option for web hosting and unlimited code support.
2014 - Adobe Muse simplified professional website creation
Muse is the new kid on the block when it comes to the tools in Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite. It makes web design simple enough for those who aren’t professional graphic designers or developers to do it has been questionable. It has been around for less than two years, but Adobe has iterated major revisions roughly every three months - making significant strides in features and performance over a relatively short period of time. There are plenty of other Web design platforms out there. One that comes to mind immediately is Weebly. The primary difference is that you can use Weebly for free, while Adobe Muse is only available as a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. To be fair to Muse, though, there are fees associated with Weebly for more advanced sites that include multimedia elements or integrate e-commerce capabilities.
2014 - Webflow raised $1.5 Million to take on Wordpress
Webflow, the startup aimed at making it easier for creative professionals to visually design and host their own responsive websites, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. Webflow lets designers build responsive websites using a drag-and-drop website builder with an intuitive interface in order to customize their site with common web elements, like sliders, maps, buttons, divs, videos, social widgets, and more. On the backend, Webflow generates W3C-compliant HTML5 and CSS3 code. There aren’t many competitors for a service like this, beyond to some extent, Bootstrap, Foundation or Adobe’s Edge Reflow – but those require more a more advanced skill set to use.
2013 - Adobe updates Muse to take on WordPress
Adobe announced a welcome update for its website design application Muse, which is available as a standalone for non-Creative Cloud subscribers for $14.99 a month in a yearly plan, or $24.99 month to month. The update adds the ability to publish your site to a subdirectory on either your FTP server or Business Catalyst, for easier site management. Creative Cloud subscribers get to host five sites on Catalyst, while purchasers of standalone Muse get one site. Finally, the Muse team has improved performance of sites built using the tool, as well as ensuring compatibility with all commonly used Web browsers, taking advantage of newer techniques like CSS3 when it's available. So we may assume that Adobe Muse is now more functional than WordPress
2011 - Adobe launched website building tool Muse. May replace Dreamweaver