was just wondering if its possible to use adobe muse to create and maintain a small news site that will be regularly updated?
the site is going to be satirical and a close example of what we are trying to create content wise can be found here.
If you are not an experienced developer and like the direct manipulation interface of Muse then yes! You can. You can edit and update Muse-created web pages very easily in the program itself.
While the visual appearance of a site like newsthump.com could readily be achieved with Muse, if you're planning for anything near the amount of information or rate of change present on newsthump, I wouldn't recommend it.
As Don, explains, newsthump and similar sites are database-driven where database content is flowed into a usually small set of templates to serve up the web pages on demand. On newsthump it looks like the majority of the site is really just one of three templates populated with different content. For a news site like newsthump I would expect there to be many different content sources (authors, wirefeeds, etc.) all needing to contribute content to the database that is then served up by the Content Management System as webpages (template pages filled with database content).
While Muse will grow and evolve to enable more and more of the functionality available in the Business Catalyst hosting platform (which includes a CMS), today Muse is not a good choice for this type of site.