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Webflow for Muse developers


#1

I was hoping to put this in the HELP > GENERAL section, but that is closed to me, so I figured this might be the next best place. Please redirect it if it’s not.

I’m looking for any videos or documents that help migrate a Muse developer to Webflow.

I also have a couple of questions which perhaps someone can help answer.

  1. Is there a feature similar to Muse’s “vertical move handle,” which moves EVERYTHING BELOW a page object down or up?

  2. Does Webflow allow direct posting to an FTP site? I host all my Muse sites on GoDaddy and it would be great if Webflow can automatically FTP a working site to GoDaddy.

  3. Are there any problems working on a Pixelbook? I noticed already I need to reset the screen resolution in order to edit the desktop breakpoint, but I was wondering if there are any knows gotchas which might prevent me from building on a Pixelbook. If not, that’s a GREAT feature!

Thanks for any help.


#2

Hello @chippwalters welcome to the Webflow community!

I don’t see any issues working on a pixelbook because it uses Chrome as the default browser, Webflow it’s a web app which it is recommended to use in Chrome.


#3

Hi @chippwalters ! I’m a fellow Muser trying to learn Webflow and slowly transition all new web projects to Webflow or Wordpress. Base on my preliminary knowledge in Webflow and expert knowledge in Adobe Muse, let me try to answer your questions as best as I can…

If you want to migrate to Webflow, you have to rebuild your websites in Webflow. There is no easy way to migrate from Adobe Muse to Webflow from my search. You need to learn how to use Webflow and rebuild it from there. That means you should check out their “Webflow University” to learn it.

I don’t see an issue with Adobe Muse websites in the next 4-6 years, Muse websites are usually pretty stable once they have been published. Maybe you don’t need to rebuild them?

The short answer is “no”… Webflow is designed based on the mechanics of code, where Adobe Muse is designed based on how “Designers” design graphics / artwork. The vertical move handle is a feature exclusive to Adobe Muse from what I know. However, when you move things down by putting objects on your website, adding vertical padding / margins, you move things down automatically. Basically, every element / object is placed horizontally beside each other or vertically on top of each other. They don’t usually overlap unless you set the z-axis or position it absolutely. Therefore, when you adjust spacing vertically, it moves everything below it automatically. Muse doesn’t do that, so the vertical handle is useful but webflow does so you might not need a vertical handle…

Not that I know of. You would need to export it and the only way to do that is to pay for their “Pro” package which I believe is $35 usd per month. If you host with Webflow, then you don’t need to pay for the Pro package, there is another package for $16 usd per month. Hosting starts at $12 usd per month, but to get all the features to work (example CMS and customer online editor) your would need to get your client to go with the $16 usd per month hosting package. It comes with lighting fast hosting, SSL, Customer editor, CMS and more so it’s not too bad. I has turned off by the price at first but I’m slowly warming up to it as I learn about Webflow’s capabilities more and more!

I’m not familiar with Pixelbook sorry.

Overall, I have dedicated about 20 hours on practicing, watching tutorials, and reading the forums. I am about to complete a homepage for a design I made in Adobe Muse. So I’m actually getting the hang of it. I do believe that it takes a lot more time to implement a design, but you can also do so much more in Webflow. It is also hard to “design” in Webflow as I would in Adobe Muse, so I need to find another method to “design” my websites and implement them in Webflow. It’s not as fast and intuitive for a designer to actually design a website (I can design an entire homepage with a unique layout within 2 hours, but I’m not sure if I can do the same even when I learn the ins and outs of Webflow).

I did find a bug on the slider component (you can’t use flexbox on sliders or they become glitchy).

It’s still too early to make any kind of conclusion about Webflow, but I am very confident in this platform. They have just make a round or updates and features that just blow me away. I am most impressed with their clean code, interactions / animation capabilities and their CMS feature. Clients can do ALOT more with their editor (compared to Adobe Muse’s Inbrowser Editor).

I hope that helps. I was devastated with Adobe’s announcement but I’m feeling a lot more optimistic now. I hope this post helps you and helps any other Adobe Muse user out there who is desperate and looking for another solution.

Feel free to PM me anytime. I want to be a resource for others who are going through the same journey as me. All the best!!


#4

Thanks. Much appreciated :smile:


#5

Hi Chip I subscribe to your youtube channel love you SketchUp & unity stuff
I’m doing the muse - webflow migration right now too
cheers!


#6

Thanks everyone. I have to say, the training tutes are JUST MARVELOUS! Some of the best I have ever seen for any product. I have a pretty strong background with CSS and HTML and it all makes great sense. Alex, I’m interested in seeing how I adapt to the concept of *designing in Webflow as well. Peter, thanks for the kind words. If I ever get good enough at Webflow, I’ll post a couple vids. That may take awhile, though. :wink:


#7

Hi Chipp,

Just to say there are a couple of other threads you can keep an eye on re: the Muse news:


Also - Webflow co-founder and CEO Vlad is doing his now quarterly Q+A on Tuesday - always worth a watch:


#8

Hi @chippwalters! Let me know how you adapt, if I find an easier way, I would be happy to share with you as well. Also, if you do post any videos / tuts let me know!!

All the best :wink: