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PSD to HTML: Code your PSD to Build Corporate Website

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.

MarkupBox.com is a specialized PSD to HTML, design to HTML, and PSD to CSS, and Conversion Company, backed with years of experience and diligent professionals. We also offer software implementation service like PSD to Joomla, PSD to Magento, PSD to WordPress, PSD to Drupal and much more.

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The Top Ten Reasons Small Business Owners Should Build Their Own Website

If you own a small business or practice (selling your services, like an accountant, a therapist, a consultant) and don’t have a website yet, it is not too late. And it doesn’t have to be a big deal.

In this economy, the winners are going to be those who continue to market and promote. If you haven’t gotten around to putting a website up (enough business, referrals, just avoiding), do it now. You are conspicuous by your absence.

You have probably heard horror stories from colleagues about the web designer who flaked on them or paying thousands but getting nothing. Learn from the mistakes of your predecessors and when you do embark on the Internet adventure, seize control of it!

Don’t hire that web guy you met at a networking meeting or have your kid do it for you on college break. If you are serious about making your website an important part of your marketing, you must control it yourself.

There are content management systems (like Web Power Tools and others) that make a website as easy as typing a letter in Word.

Here are the top ten business reasons you should build and maintain your own professional website:

1. It’s Easy To Change – Your business will change. You’ll add a service, you’ll change your tag line. Something. If your web guy is the only one who can change your website holding it hostage (for a fee), you won’t keep it up to date. An out of date website can be worse than no website at all.

2. You’ll Cut Out The Middleman – You are responsible for the content anyway. Why not just do it yourself?

3. Investment – It’s a lot cheaper. Even if you get a freelance person to do it for the same price as a template, you’ll have to pay again and again when you want to touch your site.

4. It’s The Right Amount of Website – The reality of a business website is that it needs to be good enough to get the job done! Not over-the-top with music and animation. Your clients want the appropriate information presented clearly and you don’t need a designer to do that.

5. Speed – You can do it quickly. In just an hour or two. Start with just one or two pages and then as you develop more content, you can add it.

6. Getting Found – Search engines like sites with changing content. If you have to pay your web guy every time you want to add a new event or change a link to an upcoming teleclass, you won’t do it and then your search rankings will go down.

7. Test – If you control your website, you can use it to test new ideas and offerings. A summer special, a discount offer. Just put it up and see what happens.

8. Course-Correct As Needed – When you build your own website, you can easily track the traffic and statistics patterns, seeing where your visitors were referred from, what pages they visited, how long they stayed. This is meaty information you can really learn from.

9. Don’t Reinvent The Wheel – Working with a templated system gives you straightforward guidelines on best practices and what pages and content to develop so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

10. End Procrastination – You can finally cross “build a website” off your list!

The Internet is here to stay and your business needs to get on board. Control your web marketing yourself and see how effective it can be!

Deborah Gallant is an internet marketing trainer, author and business coach in Thousand Oaks, California.

Her company provides affordable website design & development tools for service professionals. Visit their website (http://www.WebPowerTools.com) for a free 30-day trial and a free copy of “Five Steps to Finally Getting Started with Internet Marketing”.

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