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Do Any Free PSD to HTML Converters Actually Exist?

by Viktor Solovey

The short answer is that yes, technically they exist, but do they work? That’s another question! There are several websites out there promising free PSD to HTML conversion, and if you found this article there’s a good chance that you’ve already Googled the topic and seen a few such websites for yourself.

The longer answer to this question, however, is no. Some things are simply too good to be true – and free, high-quality PSD to HTML conversion definitely falls into this camp. Let’s take a quick look at why web development is worth investing in.

Why Free PSD to HTML Conversion Software Falls Short

Some processes are simply too detail-oriented and creativity-dependent to be automated. (At least within the foreseeable future!) PSD to HTML conversion is a great example of that – but an example that lay people may understand better is language translation.

If you want to know the definition of a single word in Spanish, French, or even Chinese, then an automated service like Google Translate can probably help you out. In fact, if you are lucky, you may even manage to get a fairly accurate translation of an entire sentence. But can you imagine simply copy-pasting an entire Russian novel into a translation machine and expecting to receive something readable? Of course not! Only a talented, experienced human being could ever hope to accurately capture and re-express the intricacies of such artwork.

Now, give your designer some credit! Quality web design, like a good book, is full of worthwhile subtleties and interesting innovations. And trusting a one-size-fits-all algorithm to translate these details into flawless code would be equally as foolhardy as expecting Google Translate to do Dostoevsky any justice.

Alternatives to Free PSD to HTML Conversion

If you’ve been dissuaded from pursuing a free PSD to HTML conversion service (either because of your research on the topic, or because you’ve had a bad experience trying such a service), then your next instinct might be to search for a cheap web developer. Unfortunately, cheap PSD to HTML conversion presents many of the same problems as free converters. Inefficient, error-laden coding is the norm, and you simply aren’t going to create a high-quality site worthy of representing your brand without paying market rates for a developer.

Instead of putting yourself in the position of paying an expert to correct the mistakes of a low-quality PSD to HTML conversion service / software, why not get the job done right the first time? Here at ReliablePSD, we create beautiful, well-functioning websites from your designs — from scratch – and the results are so good, they might just make you smile. (In fact, that’s part of our mission statement.) To find out more about what we can do for your website, contact ReliablePSD today.

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