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Adobe Muse EOL announcement - Alternatives to Adobe Muse?

Adobe Employee ,
Mar 26, 2018 Mar 26, 2018

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Hi all,

For those of you that haven't received the email around the Adobe Muse EOL, see the FAQ Product Announcement that tries to answer some the common questions around the announcement including the reasons behind the decision.

Before we proceed with discussing alternatives, the Muse application will continue to open on your computer. You will be able to continue to edit existing or create new websites with the application. Adobe Muse will continue to be supported until May 20, 2019 and will deliver compatibility updates with the Mac and Windows OS or fix any bugs that might crop up when publishing Muse sites to the web. However, it is quite possible that web standards and browsers will continue to change after Adobe stops support for the application.

While there is no 1:1 replacement for Adobe Muse at this stage, the FAQ link above provides some alternatives. Also, Adobe is making our own investment in DIY website creation and welcomes all Muse customers to join our upcoming pre-release program for a new format that will be introduced this year as part of Adobe Spark. Build a beautiful website—in minutes | Adobe Spark

That being said, I would like to open up this discussion for discussing other solutions and migration paths. It would be ideal if we could focus our efforts on the topic at hand.

Thanks,

Preran

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 26, 2018 Mar 26, 2018

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I am not touting Spark to be a replacement or the best migratory path for Muse sites. It is one of the solutions that could work for a subset of Muse users in the future. We will know only when we have the ability to use it.

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Participant ,
Mar 26, 2018 Mar 26, 2018

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Will Spark produce standalone websites, that can run on any server or will it be a service run by adobe like it is now?

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Enthusiast ,
Mar 26, 2018 Mar 26, 2018

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You CAN NOT use SPARK as any type of alternative to MUSE. Period, End of story. Spark is at best a supplemental product.

Shame on Adobe (once again) for F*&$ing over their loyal users.

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Participant ,
Mar 26, 2018 Mar 26, 2018

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Then how can you even talk Spark Preran? Spark is a limited DIY one page template and has nothing on Adobe Muse, nothing! Unless it is being totally overhauled and why does Adobe now think that us "Designers" are now just template addicts? This is not directed at you Preran but at this point Adobe DISGUSTS me for their blatant disregard in how they have gone about this announcement/action! (taking away an essential product) while constantly price gouging our subscription!

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 27, 2018 Mar 27, 2018

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Adobe is like a headless chicken running into walls and without answers that mean anything useful for it's customers. The truth is Adobe pulled the plug on a good app with nothing to replace it. Usually in business you don't EOL something without a suitable replacement and chance leaving your clients in the abyss, frustrated and angry. Adobe you just stepped in a public relations turd, again.

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Engaged ,
Mar 28, 2018 Mar 28, 2018

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Oh it's not headless, it's just all about stock prices.

Did you listen to the video that someone posted?

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 27, 2018 Mar 27, 2018

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Preran why the hell are you making recommending apps which you have not used yet? Is this what you overlords suggested?

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 28, 2018 Mar 28, 2018

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Hi Preran. I too didn't know of Spark but just took some time to try it out. It is actually insulting to suggest Spark as alternative to Muse. Please take half an hour to try it out. It is difficult to engage in conversation around software you have no idea about.

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Participant ,
Mar 28, 2018 Mar 28, 2018

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It is very insulting!!! Here Adobe barracks for the Creatives and then suggests to us Designers a cookie-cutter arrangement which allows for a single website page and footer Spark advertising! Is this the best we can expect of Adobe nowadays? Disgusted!

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 12, 2018 Apr 12, 2018

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Sorry Preran, If you don have  knowledge on Spark at all, why are then suggesting it as an alternative to Muse?

I become more and more reluctant to trust on Adobe aside its core products for any functionality at all.

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New Here ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

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This discussion was held in March. It is now almost November. What's the good word? I like Spark but need to do more with it. Thanks!

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Advocate ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

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I've recreated all of my Muse sites to WordPress using Elementor Pro as the pagebuilder. I described it in more detail earlier. It's really quite enjoyable, once you get the hang of it.

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Participant ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

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Did you mean Spark or Sparkle Jaguar1969?

Adobe Spark is just a glorified online newsletter and has nothing do to with web design/development!

Sparkle on the other hand has potential and is a rather solid offering if you are looking at a free-canvas approach (similar to Muse) in creating websites rather than the Bootstrap cookie-cutter approach with most DIY web design builders. I managed to create this - www.thelittlepicnicco.com with Sparkle and the SEO functionality backed-in is really good when I compare it to how arduous it was with Muse.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

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Jaguar1969  wrote

I like Spark but need to do more with it.

Depending on what you need to do,  Adobe Portfolio might work, especially now that you can build multiple webs ites with it.   And Portfolio conveniently supports custom domain name purchases from Namecheap.  

https://medium.com/@AdobePortfolio/5-new-features-to-adobe-portfolio-17894d48cd43

Nancy O'Shea, Product User & Community Expert
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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New Here ,
Apr 13, 2018 Apr 13, 2018

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Plus Spark is horrible!

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018

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Yes, Spark creates beautiful pages, but the lack of ability to download the source code to allow a user to host it on their own domain means it's only good for small businesses who aren't hosting their own content.  It makes pretty newsletters and social posts.

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Community Expert ,
Sep 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018

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socialwurks  wrote

Yes, Spark creates beautiful pages, but the lack of ability to download the source code to allow a user to host it on their own domain means it's only good for small businesses who aren't hosting their own content.  It makes pretty newsletters and social posts.

I view Adobe Spark and Adobe Portfolio as companions to one's main website in much the same way that a blog or social media channels are companion sites.  

Nancy O'Shea, Product User & Community Expert
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Community Expert ,
Sep 30, 2018 Sep 30, 2018

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socialwurks  schrieb

Yes, Spark creates beautiful pages, but the lack of ability to download the source code to allow a user to host it on their own domain means it's only good for small businesses who aren't hosting their own content.  It makes pretty newsletters and social posts.

There´s only musegrid.com , who offer a widget to create quite beautiful pages with spark on a muse site.

The downside is really the working with spark is only for one site. So if you chose one theme/layout/font and whatsoever there´s no way to do something else for a new site without loosing the "old" site. So spark is kind of funny and not professional for creating websites.

Best Regards,

Uwe

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New Here ,
Mar 28, 2018 Mar 28, 2018

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This is an insane move to make - Adobe has corrupted the community just to line the pockets of investors. What ever happened to true innovation? Muse is an amazing tool and I have recommended it to many friends who have in turn bought a subscription for this product alone. After hearing the news 3 of my friends have said they are now cancelling their subscriptions. Adobe has made a poor move in discontinuing a product that has true potential. My love for the company is now slowly turning into hatred and disgust. Its a sad day for designers and artists.

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New Here ,
Jun 19, 2018 Jun 19, 2018

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Nope, it's not corrected.

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New Here ,
Nov 07, 2018 Nov 07, 2018

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What kind of help are you, you can't even get the link right.

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Participant ,
Mar 26, 2018 Mar 26, 2018

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Disgusting. I am very disappointed in ADOBE. WTF are you doing, thinking???

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Contributor ,
Mar 26, 2018 Mar 26, 2018

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https://www.change.org/p/adobe-systems-adobe-do-not-discontinue-muse

Absolute Disgrace!!!!!!!! Sign to get adobe's attention!

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Participant ,
Mar 26, 2018 Mar 26, 2018

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A lawsuit class action will get them thinking

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Participant ,
Mar 26, 2018 Mar 26, 2018

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Pretan, Spark it too lightweight. The most like for like middleweight and clean code app like Muse, is Webflow. I run my business based around Muse, no new websites will be leaving our studio via Muse given its non existent future.

So...we business owners need to make a decision pretty rapidly. Do we retrain in Webflow? Or will Spark move into the middleweight arena? If it is Preran, we need answers and we need them now as clients need projects out the door...So either we ditch Adobe or you keep us middleweight customers...

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