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List of Possible Alternatives for Muse

Guide ,
Mar 27, 2018

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Starting this thread for ex-Muse users here.

Pinegrow 4 - https://pinegrow.com/  visual desktop web editor that lets you build responsive websites faster with live multi-page editing, CSS & SASS styling and smart components for Bootstrap, Foundation and WordPress. Basic knowledge of html and css is preferable, but pages can be quickly built and styled with full visual controls, and the user doesn't have to touch a line of code.

Wordpress with page builder plugins:

https://elementor.com/

WordPress Page Builder Plugin | Beaver Builder

https://siteorigin.com/page-builder/

Web Design Software by Xara: Xara Web Designer - easy template based solution that gives you total page design freedom, no HTML skills required.

Please post in this thread for other alternatives.

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List of Possible Alternatives for Muse

Guide ,
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Starting this thread for ex-Muse users here.

Pinegrow 4 - https://pinegrow.com/  visual desktop web editor that lets you build responsive websites faster with live multi-page editing, CSS & SASS styling and smart components for Bootstrap, Foundation and WordPress. Basic knowledge of html and css is preferable, but pages can be quickly built and styled with full visual controls, and the user doesn't have to touch a line of code.

Wordpress with page builder plugins:

https://elementor.com/

WordPress Page Builder Plugin | Beaver Builder

https://siteorigin.com/page-builder/

Web Design Software by Xara: Xara Web Designer - easy template based solution that gives you total page design freedom, no HTML skills required.

Please post in this thread for other alternatives.

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Hi.

Do you have any experience with importing Muse projects into Pinegrow?

Thanks

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Mar 31, 2018

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Hi Kristof. I hate to sound negative, but that would be very difficult even for people who are familiar with code and Pinegrow.

Firstly, while both Pinegrow and Dreamweaver have to drag 'n drop features to make building standard parts of the layout quicker, the user still needs to know how to code if he/she's to fix problems and to bring it all together. Putting bloated, confusing Muse code into Pinegrow (or Dreamweaver) would be a nightmare.

Muse doesn't use the box-model for layout which is why you could almost draw with it and why it was so unique. Pinegrow and Dreamweaver do use the box model -- as do all the cookie cutter/template/web apps out there. Muse's unique 'free-form' model is what caused so many problems for the Muse developers and why the code is so bad. It would be easier to start again from scratch.

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Mar 31, 2018

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MU projects that are exported to native HTML, CSS & JavaScript files can be opened in any code editor.  But as you say, the code is horrendous to work with.   I'm guessing most active MU projects will need a re-build anyway with responsive Flexbox and/or CSS Grids.

I have taken static Muse prototypes and re-built them responsively with Bootstrap framework in Dreamweaver.   It actually takes me less time to start over than it would to fight with Muse's crappy code. 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web.com

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I agree Nancy, I exported HTML of the site from Muse, tried to open in Pinegrow. It crashed. Then I got the site online and saved one page as HTML and managed to open in Pinegrow, but it really is non-editable. So I will rebuild in Pinegrow.

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I am afraid that no "alternative could replace Adobe Muse!

I like its cleanness, internationalization and the feature of easy uploading on servers.

It is really a pity that Muse is stopped! I have already started to learn it and love it!

Hopefully that Adobe reconsiders its decision and continue to develop Muse.

At worse, please make it as an open source software by giving it to open developers to maintain it as a free open source tool. This will let Adobe users' communities have a good impression of Adobe. Money is not everything in the life; making some free useful and open source tools, such as Muse, is a good option too for the reputation and good of the company.

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I'm still programing in Muse and really have found no other program to match it. Such a shame. Did you find anything to work with?

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Aug 03, 2020

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If you are on Mac Os, try www.sparkleapp.com

 

Currently at Vs 2.8. Vs3 due when MacOs Big Sur is released.

 

V3 is going to have some nice surprises.

 

You can purchase:

  • Single User (one website)
  • Pro (unlimited sites)
  • Subscription (unlimited sites, free upgrades)

 

Sign up to their newsletter and you'll get a discount code. 

 

Chris

www.sparkle-themes.com

 

 

 

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Apr 02, 2018

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Sparkle Visual Web Design is the closest thing I found to Muse's drag and drop ease. You can import pages from sites off the web (not without some problems), but it strips any Muse code from the pages. You can then export as HTML. It's worth checking out the free trial if you own a Mac.

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Am I correct by thinking that Adobe is trying to merge Spark and Muse into a single interface? Or are they just adding additional features to Spark which will build websites but still not be as good as Muse?

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spark and sparkle are two different softwares made by two separate companies.

Adobe spark currently only does one page websites but they are working on it apparently.

Sparkle is a mac app that i hear is quite a good replacement for muse.

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Guide ,
Jul 05, 2018

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For those interested, the latest Pinegrow update features a visual CSS Grid editor.

https://medium.com/@mattront/introducing-the-visual-css-grid-editor-in-pinegrow-web-editor-9412fd786...

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LEGEND ,
Jul 05, 2018

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If someone uses css grids as shown in the article, then they may as well not bother.

The only thing I agree with is that css grid layouts is better than bootstrap, but then again creating your own css flexbox layouts is better than bootstrap.

Sorry, but I would not recommend pingrow for css grid layouts.

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