How to Achieve PSD to XHTML Coding

You need to be adept at deploying a series of embedded commands to be able to achieve a conversion such as PSD to XHTML coding. The methodology is all over the web designing and web developing forte, but needs professional training to iron out for effective data conversion.

There are a number of online as well as real time resources now dedicated to the endeavor and they follow the same protocol but differ in manner of approach. While some imply hiring of specialists in-house the other strategy is to outsource the job.

Converting PSDs into HTML

The endeavor of addressing any type of conversion, some highly recommended ones being PSD to HTML, PSD to CSS, and conversions of initial formats to table-less HTML, XHTML slicing and/or table-less XHTML entails deployment of a few steps.

Step 1: You need to first review the ingrained Layer Comps. When the web designer creates your web pages he or she adopts Layer Comp in Photoshop to embed the desired design protocol. It is imperative for you to address each Layer Comp and identify differences that need to be tackled to achieve the desired design and code.

You can take for example when you try to convert PSD to XHTML or convert PSD to CSS one layer comp could display rollover status while the other may have differences in the background images. These differences have to be ironed out to get the desired result.

Step 2: when converting PSD to XHTML or attempting to convert PSD to HTML you need to separate the base design into the main header, the body or content and the concluding footer. This can be achieved through the use of Photoshop Guides. You don’t get them ready made; you have to create the guides.

In order to create a guide you have to drag the embedded grid lines from the edge of the data to be converted to the document areas you wish to separate. This calls for the deployment of a professional on the job or could turn out into a nightmare.

Step3: Depending on the conversion desired – PSD to xhtml or PSD to CSS you need to then focus on the text editor code HTML tags. There are numerous commands in this step that need to be followed correctly, with the right know-how.

Deployment of the html and content reference, body tag, created guides and the Photoshop Marquee Tool is easy if you know all about these dimensions.

The endeavor requires you to address page specific changes like guides for padding, margins, page segments, graphics, dedicated text elements and deployment of Toggle to evade overlapping of Layer Comp Guides. You also need to know all about universal common coding in the desired format for anchors, paragraphs, tables and lists.

Identifying the right text elements and modules for easy navigation is very essential. Not that the endeavor cannot be addressed in-house but it needs a professional approach. This can only be achieved through training in the use of Adobe programs and features and Hyper Text Markup Language structural semantics.