However, if you are a beginner or on an intermediate level, it’s quite likely you won’t be having any expertise in designing websites using HTML5 and CSS3. And that’s what prompted us to come with a definitive guide on PSD to HTML5 conversion, where you would learn the conversion technique in 5 easy steps. We’ll also tell you about some of the best resources available on the Internet, from where you can get the in-depth knowledge about the conversion process.
Let’s begin with our 5 step PSD to HTML5 Conversion process, where we’d cover all the things that are essential.
Step 1: A PSD Design
• Clear Understanding:- Before you begin to design or if you have already made it then you must ensure that you have a clear understanding of the project. This will help you come out with an eye catching design that would have all the elements, like; Header, Navigation Bar, Footer, Sidebar, etc., placed in a sequential order.
• Photoshop Layers:- A PSD design should be made in Photoshop Layers, as it will help you select and pick appropriate things at the appropriate times without using the Photoshop slice tool.
Step 2: Colors
Colors play an important role in the success of any website, so it is quite important to choose the wisest colors possible for it. However, it also depends on the industry your business belongs too. Additionally, there’s a vast difference between the color preferences of males and females. Here’s a nice breakdown of it described by Sean Work.
But to go deeper into the roots to understand the entire theory of colors, and how important they are for web designers and how you can select the best colors for your website, we would suggest you to go through a post neatly written by Thomas Cannon, where he introduces the color theory to all web designers.
Step 3: HTML5
Additionally, with the existence of HTML5, you can now avoid using flash based videos on your website to describe what you do, how you do and why people should prefer you or to promote your products and services. That’s because with HTML5 many new tags have been introduced for the first time, which includes the ’<video> </video>’ tag. Moreover, with HTML5 defining your web page doctype has become a lot easier than it was ever before, and you just need to put this <!Doctype html> to tell web browsers that your website uses HTML5. Apart from the addition of new tags, there are certain tags which aren’t available anymore in the new HTML5. Here’s a list where you can learn about them.
But, that’s not all that you need to know about HTML5 to begin converting a PSD into HTML5 template, therefore, we advise you to gather complete knowledge on HTML5 and its newly introduced tags.
Step 4: CSS Level 3
Moreover, now you can apply a gradient, text-shadow, 360 degree transition, resize the background image, use border radius to make rounded corners, box-shadow, border image to create a border with an image.