Published on December 1, 2015
There are hundreds of PSD to HTML and PSD to WordPress services out there. With so many choices, it can be a daunting task to choose the one that’s right for you.
To help make that process a little bit easier, we’ve created a checklist of the six most important things to look for when you need your project covered from PSD to HTML or WordPress. Hopefully these will help you make the best choice for your next project!
1. Clear, Fast Communication
When you put your own or your clients’ projects in someone else’s hands, you need to know that you can trust them. After all, your work, time, money, and deadlines are all involved here, and that’s no small thing.
Communication is integral. The people you’re working with should be able to get you the answers you need quickly and efficiently.
Notice the email you receive back when you first contact the companies you’re considering. It’s a gold mine of information:
- How quickly did they get back to you?
- Did they respond to every single one of your questions / concerns?
- Did they communicate clearly?
- Did they go above and beyond to make you feel like you are really valued, and not just another inquiry?
- How did you feel after reading the email?
This last one may seem a little strange, but it’s important. First impressions count, and you want to be smiling and hopeful after reading that first email.
2. Quality Code
When it comes to PSD to HTML5 & CSS3, good code is the name of the game. It’s what we all want, but unfortunately, it’s pretty hard to come by.
With so many companies looking for max development speed to increase their bottom line, good code and quality assurance are usually the first to go right out the window.
When you get your beautiful website design converted to HTML or WordPress, you want to put it in capable hands. It should work flawlessly on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices, and also on all modern browsers like Safari, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
If you’re not a developer yourself, it can be hard to know whether what you’re looking at is good code.
What I’d recommend doing is looking at some of the company’s PSD to HTML and WordPress work samples on multiple devices and browsers. That way you can see firsthand how the site is functioning and adapting to different resolutions and browsers.
Another great trick is requesting JPEG mock-ups of some work samples, so that you can see for yourself quality and attention to detail. Is the final website 100% identical to the designer’s mock-ups? It should be.
3. Customer Reviews & References
Customer reviews can give you loads of information, so make sure to read them. I’d also recommend looking up at least a few of the people / companies who provided the reviews. You want to be sure they are real, legitimate, and really had a PSD to HTML or a PSD to WordPress project completed.
References aren’t a bad idea either. Emailing in and asking for a few references to speak to on the phone will allow you to get firsthand knowledge of working with the PSD to HTML company by speaking to someone who is already doing so!
Every time you interact with the company you’re considering, you should feel like they care. If you get the vibe they’re just trying to make a quick buck, the quality of work and your experience are both guaranteed to suffer.
It’s important that they really understand your needs as a designer / creative director / company owner. If they don’t, how can they fully serve you and give you what you need?
In every place of contact you make: be it their website, email, or phone interaction, pay attention to whether or not:
- They are speaking your language
- You feel like you’re on the same page
- You feel like they just get you
5. Trustworthy Quote / Proposal
The quote / proposal you receive for your PSD to HTML or PSD to WordPress project (and you should receive one!) should be customized to your project and design, and outline all the information you provided in your project brief.
When you read the proposal, you should be nodding along while seeing all the requirements of your project right there!
The proposal should make you feel safe and secure to spend your money with the company.
6. Your Gut
At Reliable PSD, we always say following your gut should come first. If you really tune in to how you feel, it’s usually pretty easy to tell if something feels good and right, or if there’s that little voice that warns of trouble.
Listen to that voice! It won’t lead you astray. It may be magical and crazy, but your gut always knows and it’s always there with you :-).
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This post was last updated on September 19, 2019