Thursday, 03 October 2019 15:14

Cutting PSD to HTML

Website design Website design


It requires investing some resources and involving one or two programmers, who know what they are doing and can code all of your ideas.


Especially if you want to create something, that is going to apart you from the competitors. To do that, you have to have some outstanding designs! 


Make your site beautiful


So, you have some graphic, that you want to upload on your website? For the best optimization of the website layout, you have to code it into website HTML. Don’t know how to start? I’m going to show you, what are the easiest and most popular options to cut PSD to HTML.


First of all, we all have to know, we have to know what cutting PSD to HTML is doing. If you have a website, that is created out of not cut PSD image, you won’t be able to format it in any shape or form.

Singling out parts of the menu action bar or another clickable button will be simply impossible. To put it in other words, such a website won’t be interactive in any way. You won’t be able to attach the attributes to any of the parts, that the website is built from.


And this is why, when putting the website design idea to life, you have to cut said pictures into smaller elements. That’s what cutting PSD to HTML is. Splitting the layout project into individual elements and afterward exporting each and everyone to HTML.


This way, you have distributed images with HTML code. For every image, you can attach a link to the specific URL, use it for navigation within the website and what's the most important - you have access to all of the website fragment to optimize as you wish.


In other words - cutting the images allows you to create "alive" website; fully interactive just in the way you like.


Photoshop cut - clean and fast cut


So, you have your website design mockup made in some graphic program. Accepted by all your team, just waiting to be coded by your programmer. 


Luckily, Adobe Photoshop has a very smart tool in their toolkit, that's called Slice Tool. You can use it to slice your design into smaller pieces. Those pieces can be saved in JPEG. format and be automatically converted to your HTML file. 


Unfortunately, this solution has its own disadvantages. Slice Tool is not 100% accurate and sometimes during automatic conversion into HTML/CSS can occur some bugs or imperfections. That's why this solution is recommended for cutting basic graphic projects. 


We are not recommending using automated tools for images that are covering other ones or are semi-transparent. This could be a too complicated job for a machine. Then it's better to ask for help front-end specialist.


The right person to do the job

If you are totally layman in regards to computer programming and website creations there are plenty of IT companies that could take care of PSD to HTML cutting for you.


Picking the right company for cooperation is never easy, but there are few guidelines, that you should have in the back of your head when deciding:

  • ongoing technical support - it's really important, that you have someone to talk to when something goes wrong on the live version of the page

  • high-quality code - the better your page is written, the faster it works and offers your users better experience 

  • code inline with W3C guidelines - it's international organization setting standards for websites designs.


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