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29

PSD To HTML Recommendations

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Thinking back to when we decided to launch this site, I remember looking through our competition online and getting excited over the fact there were so few PSD to HTML service providers out there.  That was just over a year ago and yet, today, it seems like the list of providers is endless (and growing)!

With so much choice out there, how do you find the right slicing company for your needs?  Here are PSD To HTML Recommendations to help you along the way:

PSD To HTML Prices1. Price Matters.

Why pay more?

When it comes to services, in general you get what you pay for.  If you see a company offering PSD To HTML for $10 per homepage and go for it, don’t be surprised when it comes back looking like it was auto-generated.  In general, coding a PSD homepage into XHTML takes anywhere from 4 to 8 hours of a coder’s work (sometimes more).  As a result, it’s safe to assume that if you’re going to have an actual human being (that is not a slave) coding your work, you’re going to have to pay anywhere from $40 to $300 to get the work done.  Anything lower or higher than that and you’re very likely getting ripped off one way or another.

Of course, even within those price points there’s a wide range of value, which brings me to my next point:

2. Watch Out For Hidden fees.

Are jQuery effects included in the price?  How about Cufon implementation?  Will they also install the files on your server or do they charge extra for that?  Pay close attention to all the little details that may balloon the price a lot more than expected.  The vast majority of service providers out there will sell an extremely basic markup package at extremely low rates just to get the customer in the door, only to suck them dry later.

We’re proud to say we offer all of the above and a whole lot more at our standard rate.  There are never any hidden fees because customers deserve to know what they’re getting into before committing.  Make sure the service provider you go with is upfront with you about their fees.  You do not want to get stuck in a project with a company that keeps adding fees before delivering the work.

Bad PSD To HTML Support3.  Demand Solid Post-Delivery Support.

There’s nothing worse than having your client ask you to change the order of a navigation bar menu, asking your coding provider to get it done, knowing it should take 2 minutes of their time, and realizing several days later that they never got back to you because they didn’t consider it important enough.

Intelligent service providers recognize the value each client brings in terms of repeat business, even if there are occasional post-delivery support nightmares that arise.  To us, post-delivery support is just as important (if not more) as getting a brand new client’s unpaid order out. Make sure the provider you choose feels the same.

Hope this helps!  Of course, you can always order PSD To HTML with us :)

2 Responses to “PSD To HTML Recommendations”

  1. Doug says:

    nice post! i was actually looking for an article like this from a cut-n-coder.

    do you have any pointers for startup services like yourselves?

  2. Eric says:

    Hi Doug! Thanks for the kind words! We’ve been so hard at work finishing our client portal we haven’t had time to tend to the blog. That’s about to change though :)

    That said, are you looking for pointers to startup a new coding service? Or general startup tips?

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