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How To Create A Website Starting From A .PSD File

Creating a website is not an easy task if you are not a web developer. Sure thing, thanks to all the newest WYSIWYG technologies, you can build something nice looking but this can’t be a viable solution if you are working with clients or building a site for a business. Nowadays it’s all about the usability so if you can’t impress your users – who by the way are getting increasingly sophisticated – with an easy to use and well coded site, then your traffic and popularity will be dramatically low.

If you are a graphic designer then in order to complete your job you need someone with programming skills, so what options do you have? Well, as we all know, the process of creating a web layout is made usually in Adobe Photoshop. After the design is ready, you take the .psd file, slice it and transform it into a fully functional website. So, back to our question: what can a graphic designer do? He can either hire a web developer or using one of the many companies which are converting .psd files to HTML. In my opinion, if you don’t have a large budget or on a deadline you should probably go with the second option.

If you are looking for the best psd to html services, you will find thesiteslinger.com, a company founded in 2009 by Connor Hood. The Site Slinger turns your design into code, so you can sit back and relax while someone else is taking care of all the coding stuff.

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The company is based in Texas, so if you live in USA than you can easily talk with the guys and set up all the details via phone, if you don’t like writing emails. They have a flat pricing per page and among other things I believe they are the only team who can deliver all basic jQuery animations, while their competition can’t.

I worked with them and I really loved their fast delivery. To be more exact they can send you the final result in 5 days, 3 days and even Next-delivery.

Ordering is extremely easy: you upload your design then a professional web developer will review your files and completes a development brief to make sure all your requirements are documented before starting the task.

After this step, they will start working on your project while keeping the communication channels open with you. You can instantly talk with a developer via comments, chat or phone so you can easily let them know if you have questions before jumping into the code.

As for the payment, they accept all credit cards so you don’t have to worry about this. They price on a per page basis, with different options for PSD to HTML, PSD to Responsive, and PSD to WordPress. Also, when the coding is done, all of your order history is backed up for you. You are able to find old markup as long as you are a customer. Their code is clean, organized and well commented so you don’t have to worry about not understanding the development stuff. Furthermore, they are using only the latest web standards such as HTML 5 boilerplate, and Twitter Bootstrap so they can deliver for example top notch responsive websites or WordPress themes.

So, if you are looking for someone who can code your .psd files into fully functional HTML and you can’t afford to spend your time monitoring every coding process and also allocating a big budget, then I recommend you to try thesiteslinger.com for PSD to HTML.

You don’t have to trust me; you just need to take a look at the following examples of their work.

PanoramicPanoramic.com

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Onespot.com

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Capital Factory

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Bogdan

Bogdan is the founder of Top Design Magazine. You can find him in Bucharest-Romania so next time you want to drink a beer there and talk about web and stuff, give him a message.

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