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How to Make the Optimum Use of PSD to HTML Slicing Services

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There is no denying the fact that PSD to HTML conversion is one of the best and most preferred ways of converting PSD based design files to a suitable markup. This conversion is preferred by not only the web developers but also the website owners. In order to get a perfect and professional website, PSD to HTML/XHTML conversion is preferred. This conversion offers a lot of benefits. It depends on you to make the optimum use of the benefits provided by this conversion. Discussed below are some of the ways of making the optimum use of PSD to HTML slicing services.

PSD to HTML conversion services are easy to deal with. You just need to send or upload the image files on a service provider’s website, select conversion and layout options, pay through an online system (PayPal etc) and get the required markup. By following simple rules, you can make the most of this service.

First of all, you need to be well prepared for uploading the design properly. If you have a number of files to be converted, then it is best to archive them and store it with a suitable name like ‘younamedate.zip’. Doing so will make it convenient for you especially when you need to check your previous files. In case there are some additional files to your main .psd image (e.g. custom fonts), do not forget to send or upload them too.

You must check twice that the files you send are the right files. Most of the service providers have a good turnaround time and if provide them with wrong files; you may end up getting the wrong markup. So, it is better to check the files rather than spending double the amount.

You must explain your requirements to the service provider as accurately as possible. Most of the service provides have an order form that has special subsections and items to help you with this task. In case your requirements can not be explained in the form, then you can write down your requirements and send them to the provider via email. Do not hesitate to ask the question if you have any confusion regarding anything.

Communication plays an important role. Always double check your email address that you provide in the order form. Ensure that your anti spam filters and email servers allow the providers emails to reach you. Most of the conversion service companies send an order confirmation form and also the login and password to access a client zone on the site. You should contact the service provider if you do not receive any such email. You should also provide the service provider with an alternative communication channel like mobile phone number or instant messenger ID. If time is crucial for you, specify the provider’s time zone.

You need to be extra careful if this is your first project. You should also check the provider’s return policy, for example, whether they offer a money-back guarantee. You can also ask for the non disclosure agreement if it is necessary for you.

Sometimes even a small addition to .psd design may lead to large modifications in XHTML code. If the process of conversion is in progress or is already finished and then you change your design, be objective while estimating changes to be made in the markup. However, small changes are usually free.

So, these are some of the points that need to be kept in mind to make the optimum use of PSD to HTML services. Ensure that you follow all the above mentioned points in the right manner. It will definitely help you to get a quality markup.

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Varun Bhagat is a technology geek and works in PixelCrayons as a Sr. Technology Consultant. He possesses in-depth knowledge of different web development technology and helps our clients to choose the best technology as per their needs.

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