There has been a lot of thoughts from the Web Design community about Adobe Muse because it’s a web design tool that allows users to author web content without the need to know HTML code. Not a bad thing you might think and rightly so, but the code it produces does give some non-semantic tags as well as empty div tags, which is where it has received it’s criticism. I personally believe the tool is aimed at the none designer who wants a site quick. The main reason behind this is that it’s a subscription based piece of software so you can have it on a month by month basis.
I got to use it in order to create a tutorial for WebDesigner magazine, I really don’t mind this as a piece of software, it would be nice to have the ability to specify content, aside, etc in semantic terms. The software itself is really easy to use and once you get used to it, is very creative. It’s not aimed at me as I can write HTML, JS and the like, but it has it’s place and I’m not so negative or dogmatic about alternative ways to design!