The most similar website building experience to Adobe Muse is Sparkle Visual Website Builder
Published | March 2021
While Muse is still a working website builder, development has unfortunately ceased. With Adobe choosing to EOL Muse, it has left many people who want the same free form design capability as Adobe Muse scratching for options.
There is only one website building app available today that offers the same free form design capability as Adobe Muse, and that is Sparkle visual website builder.
Drag and drop website builders are not a substitute for Muse’s ‘Free Form Design’ capabilities. Sparkle visual website builder is, however it is available only on macOS.
If you built websites with Adobe Muse on a PC / Windows and you want the same free form website building capabilities you might want to consider moving to a Mac.
Adobe Muse introduced responsive design not long before its EOL (and probably was the reason for its demise), combining free form design (visual editing in Sparkle’s terms) with responsive transitions form one breakpoint to the next.
Variable width breakpoints have a lot to with why so many websites look so bland and so the same. So much creativity and freedom to experiment is lost to variable width breakpoints. With Sparkle, you are free to move things around on the page, and where you place them is exactly where they stay.
Before I go any further I must add once caveat–Sparkle only works on macOs. So if you are a PC user, you’ll need a Mac. In my opinion, its worth it.
Just like in Muse, you add items from the toolset to the canvas, resize and move them until you are happy with the result and move onto the next item. You repeat this process on each device type that you are using in your website.
I miss the feature in Muse where you drag a guide down the and every item below it moves down with it. But with Sparkle’s regular improvements, who know’s what the’er going to come up with.
Sparkle vs 3, published in late 2020, now has:
You can collaborate with a colleague (or client that has a Mac) using iCloud or Dropbox. In my experience, iCloud is a much better experience.
Copy your Sparkle source file to an external volume or a cloud service. On a modern mac that’ll take about all of 5 seconds.
Sparkle offers multiple purchase grades. Our recommendation is the Sparkle Pro subscription, which is currently about $120USD/year.
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