4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 22, 2018 10:00 AM by Nancy OShea

    Discontinuing Muse . . .

    Neox99 Level 4

      Has Adobe even remotely offered a *reason* (there is NO excuse) for discontinuing Muse?

       

      We are losing a major part of why we pay for the CC suite (US$ 55. mo) but I bet the price will remain.

       

      Makes me wonder about Adobe and their vow to *always* support their .DNG file format.

       

      I'm back brushing up on using Dreamweaver - which isn't easy after a 4 year absence. Will Adobe discontinue even it someday?

       

      <shocked, confused, angry>

        • 1. Re: Discontinuing Muse . . .
          Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Neox99  wrote

           

          Has Adobe even remotely offered a *reason* (there is NO excuse) for discontinuing Muse?

          Muse cannot keep up with current  web standards much less new ones.  It would take a complete re-programming of the software to make it extendable.  And Adobe knows that would not be time or cost effective since it would impact the 3rd party widgets Musers currently use.

           

          I'm back brushing up on using Dreamweaver - which isn't easy after a 4 year absence. Will Adobe discontinue even it someday?

           

          Presently there are no plans to discontinue Dreamweaver.  But nobody knows what the future will bring.

          Is Dreamweaver the next to go?

           

          Unlike MU,  DW files are not proprietary.   So your work can be maintained in ANY code editor that supports  HTML, CSS & JavaScript.  Even if DW were discontinued tomorrow, I would have no trouble switching to another code editor. 

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          • 2. Re: Discontinuing Muse . . .
            Ussnorway Adobe Community Professional

            Neox99  wrote

             

            Has Adobe even remotely offered a *reason* (there is NO excuse) for discontinuing Muse?

             

            not officially no

             

            imo it has more to do with peer pressure than web standards and Adobe has never been that interested in Muse because its aimed at average people users but Nancys' guess is as good as mine mate

             

            at the end of the day Adobe is a money making company and will do whatever US share holders see will make the profit margin this year

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            • 3. Re: Discontinuing Muse . . .
              Neox99 Level 4

              Thanks Nancy OShea:

               

              Seems Adobe is also not interested in keeping Dreamweaver up to the latest innovations. I just discovered DW does not support GRID layout in it's Live View. The ancient 'Real-time Preview' works with GRID but requires annoying file saves and switching back and forth DW/Browser.

               

              The folks at Pinegrow seem to be on the cutting edge. Their web editor is kinda like Muse on steroids .

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              • 4. Re: Discontinuing Muse . . .
                Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Neox99  wrote

                 

                I just discovered DW does not support GRID layout in it's Live View.

                 

                Browser support for CSS Grids is still somewhat dicey.

                https://caniuse.com/#feat=css-grid

                Ollder mobile devices can't support CSS Grids.  IE 11 only supports the older code specification and pre-IE11 browsers not at all.   I think Flexbox is a safer approach for at least the next few years.