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Is Muse recomended for Business Purposess or is it only a design tool?

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Hi,

I'm trying to figure out if it is recommended to use Muse to design and deploy a website for a business.

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It is a website with information mainly that needs to rank well on key terms.

your site rank breaks down (in order);

  • design: if your site has a lightbox menu, system fonts and content outside the canvas then you get marked down... standards are there for a reason.
  • relevent: if people come to your site to learn about overseas holidays and have to look at boobs and press pointless 'ok' buttons then you get marked down.
  • users: the best web site design is worthless if no one goes there... your site has to be up for a while before it gets a score and no widget makes any difference to that fact so settle down.

Muse is a design tool for people that want web sites without needing to learn code... you can use code if you know how (bootstrap works in Muse right out of the box) but people with no code skills can still use it to make their sites, perhaps with a 3rd party widget sometimes to help them out if they need something a bit advanced.

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Is Muse recomended for Business Purposess or is it only a design tool?

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Hi,

I'm trying to figure out if it is recommended to use Muse to design and deploy a website for a business.

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It is a website with information mainly that needs to rank well on key terms.

your site rank breaks down (in order);

  • design: if your site has a lightbox menu, system fonts and content outside the canvas then you get marked down... standards are there for a reason.
  • relevent: if people come to your site to learn about overseas holidays and have to look at boobs and press pointless 'ok' buttons then you get marked down.
  • users: the best web site design is worthless if no one goes there... your site has to be up for a while before it gets a score and no widget makes any difference to that fact so settle down.

Muse is a design tool for people that want web sites without needing to learn code... you can use code if you know how (bootstrap works in Muse right out of the box) but people with no code skills can still use it to make their sites, perhaps with a 3rd party widget sometimes to help them out if they need something a bit advanced.

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how long is string?

what business are we talking about here

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Of course it can! If you say you can't use it for a big professional business than you are scared of the potential muse has.

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It really depends on what you or your client needs.

At a certain amount of pages it could get critical.

You must know that, except "publiz" or some other additional-/extension apps, muse is not a CMS.

So adding pages, adding text, adding pictures is not possible right now out of the box.

You/your client could only edit/change text and pictures via "inbrowserediting". This is quite easy.

There are no user levels.

Voices here do recommend it for only UX design and instruct a programmer after the process of muse.

Yoe see, ask three people and you may get four opinions.

Tell us what you want and we tell you what we think about it.

Best Regards,

Uwe

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Thanks for your answer.


It is a website with information mainly that needs to rank well on key terms.

The website has around 5 pages in the main navigation menu and 10 on 2nd or 3rd level of navigation.

Here is where I am confused: If Muse is only for design purposes, why then would it have SEO features, is it only for communication purposes? or is it for functionality?

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mendozamaximo54  wrote


It is a website with information mainly that needs to rank well on key terms.

your site rank breaks down (in order);

  • design: if your site has a lightbox menu, system fonts and content outside the canvas then you get marked down... standards are there for a reason.
  • relevent: if people come to your site to learn about overseas holidays and have to look at boobs and press pointless 'ok' buttons then you get marked down.
  • users: the best web site design is worthless if no one goes there... your site has to be up for a while before it gets a score and no widget makes any difference to that fact so settle down.

Muse is a design tool for people that want web sites without needing to learn code... you can use code if you know how (bootstrap works in Muse right out of the box) but people with no code skills can still use it to make their sites, perhaps with a 3rd party widget sometimes to help them out if they need something a bit advanced.

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Well, if you ask me, some people from Adobe and some other forum members, of course Muse is there for building websites that work in many many times with almost no doubt quite perfect.

And of course, to add to my last post, you can add some text in inbrowserediting, like one word or one sentence, depending on your design and how much space you left during the design process, you could add a paragraph, but your intended space does not auto expand with the amount of text you add (from my experience).

You cannot add more pictures in inbrowserediting. You are only able to edit pictures/change pictures.

You cannot add more menu buttons/expand menu, add pages, delete pages.

If you publish a provisional site to BC (Publish😞

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you could also check about these possibilities/limits by checking this (you get this message every time when you upload to BC):

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It opens a new window like this:

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From here you get prompted to "how your site will look in inbrowserediting".

These are some limits about using muse. As long as your clients can deal with that, respect the limits, or feel in the mood to spend some more for advanced features like CMS than Muse is quite usable.

Rank in key terms, well Ussnorway mentioned some , which has nothing to do with really Muse alone but with all websites.

It is mostly in your hands, wether your site is ranked well or not.

Search for some tutorials on youtube and so on about SEO with Muse, ask even google (you may have heard about them ).

I am still not sure, wether 3rd party widgets do a better job then Muse´s out of the box SEO features.

To this question I want to invite some coders out there (Pavel Homeriki​) (J-26 promises some lines of code at the right spot) and people from Adobe like ankushr40215001 and Preran.

I assume, the better you do your job the less you need any 3rd party widgets.

Hope this is not too confusing

Best Regards,

Uwe

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I do not see any problem with SEO website promotion made in Muse without using third-party widgets. Everything decides the content. As for functionality, the number of pages you called is quite suitable for Muse. But the question is whether this is a constant number of pages or the project will grow and how fast it will grow. If you need daily, active administration, adding new pages and articles, then this task is not for the Muse. Muse is a static site with minimal administration.

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You are right about the static design part. However that shouldn't stop the designer there. Every designer should have a developer on hand. If you're not a developer yourself. You can Have the developer turn the static page into a dynamic page. Giving much more control to the client. All you have to do is design it.

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That's what I always say . Simply, many designers start to think that they can develop a site without a programmer. And then we hear crying here on the forum and discontent with Muse. Muse is basically a program for the design and in a very small degree for development.

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Anyone out there wants to share their experience about launching a website developed on Muse and hosted on Business Catalyst for a small-medium sized business?

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