They took our jerbs!
If you haven’t heard of Adobe’s latest offering, Muse, then you probably don’t read any web development blogs, including this one. If you do read them, and still haven’t heard of it, well, you have now! You may thank me for your enlightenment later. Anyway, there are a LOT of comments from web developers bashing the hell out of this product. I have not seen many (I can’t even recall one actually) comments praising it for what it does. What does it do? Write serious crappy code. I mean divititus to the umpteenth degree.
This product isn’t meant for my people though. Who do I mean by “my people”? I’m talking about those who hand code their sites and left software like Dreamweaver in the dust years back. Muse is meant for graphic designers, or web designers that don’t actually know how to create a site but design them anyway. They create a design, and then use Muse (which has tools like other Adobe products – think Photoshop) to make a nice little layout. Hit a button and BAM! Here is your website.
I think many of the people doing this for a living though feel a slight twinge of fear, thinking this might cut into our freelance projects, or possibly worse…our jobs.
Damn…that went all serious, didn’t it?