Wednesday, March 2, 2011

8 Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring a PSD to HTML Service Provider

PSD to HTML is a very competent task and considered as an important part of web designing industry. The demand of PSD to HTML has been increased from last five to six years. But its demand is increasing due to the meteoric rise in the web designing industry. Here the question arises is: why designing industry hastens the growth of PSD to HTML? Well, it happens most of the times that designers create the image file with .PSD, .GIF and .JPG extensions with the help of software and Adobe Photoshop. But to convert them into a web page template you need to build the HTML code. Besides this, if you want to make the Joomla, WordPress and Drupal based websites, you also need to use the HTML code for this.

PSD to HTML conversion is done to enhance the visibility of the website. With the increase in the demand of PSD to HTML, the number of conversion service providers has also increased. But which service provider fulfills your requirement, which is trustworthy and many more questions arise when you are going to choose the best from them. Below are eight most important questions you must ask before hiring a service provider for yourself:

1) Are you a freelancer or a company? And if it is freelancer, then check whether it is part time or full time?
Some people prefer freelancers so that they can have direct communication with the person who is working on the project. And some prefer companies because they think that company they choose is reliable and quality assured as well. So, if you want your project on time then either go with a company or with full time freelancer. Moreover, you can get the part time freelancer at very fewer prices, but you have to negotiate on time.

2) How much experience do you have in this field?
Always hire relevant experience for your project. Ask the concerned service provider how much experience you have in providing the hand coded markup. Look for at least three years of an experience person for hand coded markups. But why not to use WYSIWYG software to write the code? Why everybody requires hand coded markups? Because the hand coded mark up offers you some nice technicalities which software can’t.

3) What is W3C?

Just to check the concerned person’s knowledge.

4) What is your standard turnaround time to deliver projects?
Generally, PSD to XHTML/HTML service providers commit that they deliver the projects on standard time. However, there is hardly anyone who stands up the mark. So, ensure before hiring about their working hours and time. It is most important in the case of freelancers.

5) Ask them for some sample coding?
If you want to check their coding style asks for some sample coding and verifies whether the code works with different browsers or not.

6) What is the communication medium you use?
Ask for communication medium that is available 24*7. The medium helps you when you want to make some changes in your project for the betterment.

7) Do you validate our markup on W3c?
Make sure the website they offer you is standard compliant. Before taking the project from them check whether your PSD to CSS/HTML code is validated against W3c standard or not.

8) Guarantee of work?

If you are hiring a PSD to HTML company which is new to you, then you should ask for some guarantee. This guarantee is used when you are not satisfied with the output.

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