Adobe Muse Is An Excellent Tool For Graphic Designers...

But we don't create websites for graphic designers. We create websites for architects, interior designers and builders and landscape designers. This, simply put, is the reason we have given up on Adobe Muse in favor of Squarespace as our go to tool for website building.

Learn Why We No Longer Build Adobe Muse Websites and Use Squarespace Instead.

When Adobe Muse was introduced in 2012, it solved a problem for graphic designers. It allowed designers who are skilled at creating print layouts using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop to create websites without the need to convert design files to HTML and bring the code into a content management system like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla. In theory, the concept of a website builder for graphic designers is a good one, but it leaves out a critical consideration, what is a client supposed to do if they want to make a change to an Adobe Muse website? The quick answer is they either need to learn Adobe's Creative software suite or they have to contact the designer for changes and incur an expense and wait until the change can be made.

View our portfolio of Squarespace websites for built environment firms.

 The next big reason for choosing Squarespace over Adobe Muse is blogging. The adage, "If the only tool you have is a hammer then everything looks like a nail" comes to mind when considering Adobe Muse and marketing business. Adobe Muse is a graphic design tool that was created to meet the needs of print designers. It solves visual design problems while ignoring core online business needs like business blogging with a marketing intent. With no blogging functionality built directly into Adobe Muse, business owners must use an alternative method to publish blog articles. This means having to embed your blog or using offsite platforms like Blogger, BlogSpot, Typepad, and Wordpress. The results are a new set of problems like maintaining two online publishing platforms, each with a different look and feel that is damaging to your brand and the reduced search engine optimization that comes with an off-site blog platform.

If you're considering using Adobe Muse to build a website for your company, we strongly suggest you consider Squarespace. In our opinion it is the best small business website builder available today. Here are reasons we only build websites with Squarespace.

  •  A content management system that allows anyone to make website updates in less time than it takes to call a designer
  • Online marketing and search engine optimization best practices built in
  • Design templates with full size galleries that allow built environment firms to show off photographic portfolios in a full screen format. 
  • Hosting and content management fees that start at $12.00 a month.
  • No need for plugins which eliminates the need for website updates to prevent malware and hacking.

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