If you are planning to create a corporate website, PSD to HTML conversion is one of the most preferred techniques. This will help you in getting an absolutely unique website with high amount of functionalities. A corporate website needs to be appeared neat & clean, and must carry out the message to customers effectively. Don’t clutter such a website with too many elements and make sure that there should be enough empty space in your website design.
Once you design to HTML, a website functions well on the search engine as spiders find it easy to index these websites. HTML is one of the truest forms of coding which makes it easy to redevelop the sites and keep updating them from time to time. In this tutorial we shall discuss the steps of building a corporate website from a PSD file. The job of converting a PSD file to a highly functional HTML website can be completed in four simple steps.
Steps in PSD to HTML Coding
Slice PSD to HTML – Once you have the PSD image for your website the first step is to convert the design to html. And the process starts with slicing the images. Open the PSD file in Photoshop, slice different elements of the website and send them to new layer. In your corporate website, it would include logo, header, top navigation panel, footer etc. You can make use of rulers to make perfect slices in the Photoshop. Once these pieces are sliced, convert them as images (GIF, PNG, JPEG etc.) and save them using unique names.
Convert PSD to HTML/XHTML – This is where the coding of your website starts as you convert PSD to HTML or PSD to XHTML. This conversion needs to be done by using clean semantic coding techniques as this will increase the search engine score of your website. Semantic is the truest form of coding where every element in the site is well defined and makes it easy for the crawlers to find them.Ensure that you hand code the website rather than using software to generate codes. Such codes are bulky in size and contain lot of errors that can hurt the performance of your website on the search engine. The coding also needs to be W3C complaint as this ensures that the structure of your website follows the latest standards of Internet.
PSD to CSS – Your corporate website needs to be uniform and the Cascading Style Sheet guarantees you this. PSD to CSS coding ensures that the font type, color scheme, size of images etc. is uniform throughout your website which is a sign of professionalism. It basically separates the content from the design element of your website. What it means is that even if you upload an oversized image into the website, the CSS file will resize it to meet pre-determines dimensions.
Testing – Once the PSD website has been converted into HTML, it is very important for you to test it for its functionalities and appearance across all browsers – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera. Once your website is compatible with all these browsers then you can make your site live. Ultimately you will feel the difference what a well-made corporate site does to your sales, revenue and brand value.
For the above steps you can very well understand that this process of conversion requires immense skills and expertise on part of the developer. To slice PSD to HTML or convert PSD to XHTML a developer needs to have sound knowledge of the coding and should be aware of the latest techniques involved in coding. These skills are polished over a period of time and hence you shouldn’t settle for anything other than an expert developer for your corporate website. Take a look at the kind of work they have done in the past as this will help you in judging the quality of their service.
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