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15 Best Solutions for Converting Your Design Projects to Code

15 Best Solutions for Converting Your Design Projects to Code

Some of the more experienced website and mobile app designer prefer to do their own programming as well as doing their design work, while others find making the transition from PhotoShop design to coding a difficult bridge to cross. Admittedly, PSD to HTML/CSS conversion can be a time-consuming task, and an error-prone one as well. A number of highly-regarded companies that provide these conversion services are listed below.

There are also downloadable plugins available for those who prefer to do their own conversions, one of which has been added to this list. All of the companies listed provide good service, even though turnaround times and rates will differ. Read on and stay updated.

PSD To Manythings

PSD To Manythings is a company that offers a multiplicity of conversion services, ranging from conversion of PhotoShop designs to HTML code to delivering a variety of different types of markup for different themes. With clients in more than 50 countries, and more than 500 WordPress implementation projects to its credit, this company is fully deserving of its excellent reputation. PSD To Manythings is in fact the only PSD to HTML company to benefit from Woo Commerce recognition and it is considered to be among the top 10 companies of its type in the industry.

In addition to converting your design into a working website, they have not neglected the ever-growing number of mobile users, and PSD to Responsive HTML conversion is among their primary offerings. In addition to satisfying your conversion requirements, they will upgrade and maintain your website at your request. You can count on this company to deliver clean, SEO semantic, well-documented code, on time and within your budget.

Chop-Chop.org

Chop-Chop.org is another highly-respected company. They will take your PSD design and “chop-chop” it for you. This is apparently the same as slicing, since the end result, multi-browser compatible, pixel perfect HTML and CMS markup, is exactly what you should expect it to be. You can upload any standard format design file for that matter, send your payment along with it, and your hand-coded, SEO-friendly HTML/CSS files will arrive in your email in-basket promptly. You will not be alone in the role of a satisfied client. You will have more than 500 satisfied clients from 30+ countries for company. This is a relatively new company, but more than a few software developers well tell you it may well be the best of the more recent start-up shops in the HTML/CSS service industry.

PSDgator

It starts with FREE. Send PSDgator your design file. They offer free review and consultation of your project before delivering their solution; which of course you will have to pay for. This service alone can save you significant time and trouble if they encounter a problem that needs to be worked at your end. The final result however will be, according to their development team, an HTML/CSS thing of beauty, which means among other things, pixel-perfect code that is clean, cross-browser compatible, and W3C compliant. PSDgator will also re-code and re-slice your working website if you request that service. Responsive design, Ecommerce solutions and plugin development are additional services at your disposal. Expect friendly customer service, along with prompt customer support should you encounter a problem installing a coded page.

Pixel2HTML

Pixel2HTML is a great company you should look into. They perform Design to HTML/CSS conversions, and deliver top quality markup to you. Their prices are very reasonable, they have a great customer support, and their services range from Responsive sites to implementing CMS platforms such as WordPress, Tumblr, and Shopify, developing Email Templates, and providing retina-ready solutions. To get started, just upload your designs and provide some notes or specifications about the conversion, they will get back to you with a quote and timeframe estimation. Once you are all set and the project has started just sit back & relax, you will soon have your website finished with hand-coded quality markup. You won’t be disappointed with the result.

Direct Basing

Direct Basing has successfully completed more than 10,000 projects during the past 7 years, placing them in an excellent position to offer you top-quality service based on their experience. Try their slicing service with or without WordPress, Joomla or Magento CMS today. Of course they can slice it all responsive, even when there is no responsive design present! Your responsive website will scale perfectly for all display sizes without compromising the display’s quality. Simply upload your file, let Direct Basing do the slicing and coding, and download the result.

Convert2xhtml

Submit your design in any standard format, and let Convert2xhtml’s professional slicing service convert it to an HTML, SHTML, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, or other themes. They can convert PSD to Email, OsCommerce, and Mobile as well. They will also install, implement, and configure CMS/CMF systems, templates, and modules per your requirements. Their services are ISO 9001:2008 certified, and they offer a money-back guarantee. Discounts are currently available.

Reliable PSD

Reliable PSD is a brand new Design to HTML / WordPress service by digital agency, Unexpected Ways. It’s targeted at designers who demand high quality, and have been more than frustrated with the work they’ve received from other such services. Their website states, “Sending in lists of changes and corrections is probably a normal part of your life. And so are the hours of time and energy it consumes. (So is the hair you pull out every time it happens.)” They’ve made big improvements to the design-to-code process to eliminate these problems, and make the experience seamless, enjoyable, and actually fun.

CSSChopper

CSSChopper is a full-service software development company, whose front-end engineering services include PSD to HTML and PSD to HTML5 conversions and Responsive web design. They accept virtually any standard design format, convert it into multi-browser compatible, pixel perfect, hand-written code, and have the final product ready for you to download within 48 hours. They place particular emphasis on optimizing their code’s fast loading capabilities.  The fact they have provided their services to more than 9000 clients attests to the quality of their software engineering efforts.

247xhtml PSD

247xhtml claims to be the cheapest and best of the PSD to HTML slicing services. Converting your PSD layout into hand-coded XHTML 1.0 and CSS markup for $ 45 is certainly inexpensive, plus they promise delivery in less than 24 hours. Available options include commented HTML/CSS, resizable fonts, page-to-page links, and 2 levels of drop down menus. Each of these options is quite reasonably priced.

XHTMLized

The XHTMLized development team provides both front-end and back-end development support, converts PSD to HTML/CSS/JavaScript, as well as HTML Email. Responsive layouts that eliminate the need for separate mobile websites, campaign monitor tags, MailChimp tags, and retina-ready support can be provided upon request. They will take your PSD design, slice it, and return up-and-running HTML5 or WordPress-based pages to you in no time. The XHTMLized team has the CSS3 expertise to create clever animations for your website or app as well. This full-service software development company can place at your disposal virtually any type of assistance you need.

XHTMLJUNCTION

XHTMLJUNCTION provides the usual PSD to HTML services, but their true specialty is transforming PDS files into Responsive web pages. This service is particularly important for those who intend to have their pages correctly displayed on mobile devices as well as on standard PC/ laptop screens. Turnaround time for most jobs submitted will be between 8 and 48 hours. PSD files can be submitted in any available format.

PSDtoHTMLCSS.com

PSDtoHTMLCSS.com offers the PSD to HTML/CSS conversion services you would naturally expect. They offer discounts on additional pages, and they also do Blog and CMS templates. The final product is cross-browser compliant, WCAG compliant, SEO structured, etc. plus they claim that you, their customer, will receive nothing short of rock star treatment. If this type of treatment appeals to you, give them a try.

Bloody Hell

Don’t let the Bloody-Hell.pl name scare you off. This Polish PSD to HTML software development company definitely understands its role in the industry. The design conversions are cross-browser compatible, pixel perfect, SEO sematic, and fast loading. Services include PSD to HTML and CMS Integrations, plus they have a newsletter markup service that businesses would do well to take advantage of. Supported platforms include WordPress Drupal, Joomla, Magneto, and Email. Most projects have a 1 day turnaround.

HTMLPanda

HTMLPanda develops websites and mobile apps. They specialize in converting PSD files into W3C-validated, SEO-optimized XHTML and CSS2 markup, including Responsive code. This company’s services include providing assistance in website/mobile design, development, integration and testing. HTMLPanda is a leader in iOS and Android mobile app development and a leading email template service provider as well. This small company offers plenty of bang for your buck.

CSS3Ps

CSS3Ps is a free plugin you can use to convert your Photoshop layers to CSS3. Once you have downloaded it, simply select the layers you wish to convert, and click on the plugin’s button. CSS3P supports multiple features including text layers, multiple layer selections, SCSS and SASS for Compass, gradient overlays, and more. A button to access the video explaining how the cloud-based plugin works is on the home page. 7

Final remarks

There you have it! A nice choice of PSD to HTML conversion companies, many of which offer other software development services as well. If you are a DIY designer, you will even find a  plugin included in the above listing. The services listed can be real time-savers however, and if you feel we have left an important player out, leave a comment below, or just share your thoughts with us.

Mark Adams
Web Design Ledger

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