Top 10 Tutorials for Converting PSDs to HTML/CSS

Many web designers start a new project by designing a mockup in Photoshop before actually coding the website. For a designer who is comfortable with Photoshop and with this process, less time can be used to create the end result.

For those designers who have not mastered the process of converting a design into a fully coded website, these 10 tutorials are excellent learning resources. (For tutorials on creating layouts in Photoshop, see 35 Tutorials for Creating Website Layouts in Photoshop).

From PSD to HTML, Building a Set of Web Designs Step by Step

PSD to HTML Tutorial

Collis Ta’eed published a post about five months ago at NETTUTS that takes a very detailed look at the process of coding a site with a PSD file as a starting point. This is a site that Collis designed in Photoshop and the post goes through every step of getting it to the point of being a working site, with all the CSS and HTML coding provided.

Build a Sleek Portfolio Site from Scratch

PSD to HTML Tutorial

A few months prior to the previous post, Collis also published this exceptional tutorial. This post was the 2nd part of a series that included a tutorial on PSDTUTS for creating the design in Photoshop. The two posts form one of the most useful sets of tutorials for any aspiring web designer, or other designers who could use some pointers for the process of starting with a design in Photoshop.

Encoding a Photoshop Mockup into XHTML and CSS

PSD to HTML Tutorial

Chris Spooner also did a similar two-part series of posts for creating a design in Photoshop and then coding the site with XHTML and CSS. While Collis showed us how to code a portfolio site, Chris focuses his tutorial on blog design.

How to Convert a Photoshop Mockup to XHTML/CSS

PSD to HTML Tutorial

This tutorial is written by Chris Spooner which goes into some detail about the conversion process. It focuses a lot on XHTML which is slightly different than HTML5. But it’s still a fantastic guide to get started and learn some pointers along the way.

Design and Code a Slick Website from Scratch

PSD to HTML Tutorial

This is a multi-part tutorial which was published on NetTuts+ a few years back. The code examples are fantastic and it’s one of the better solutions to help out web developers. Also the writing is fairly in-depth which means you have the chance to learn intricacies about coding website layouts in general.

How to Convert a PSD to XHTML (screencast)

PSD to HTML Tutorial

Following the positive response to Collis’ tutorials listed above, NETTUTS put together 3 screencasts to help make the process a bit easier to follow. For many people, the video tutorial can be more helpful. If this is the case for you, this post can be extremely valuable.

Converting a Photoshop Mockup (screencast)

PSD to HTML Tutorial

Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks put together a three-part series for converting a mockup into a working site. The link goes to the CSS-Tricks video page, scroll down until you see video numbers 12, 13, and 14.

Code a Vibrant Professional Web Design with HTML5/CSS3

PSD to HTML Tutorial

Unlike many other tutorials, this one published on Design Instruct focuses specifically on HTML5. The standards have only been around a few years but they continue to evolve as web browsers are growing in support. Note this tutorial is a follow-up from an earlier article which explains how to create the PSD in Photoshop.

Creating a CSS Layout from Scratch

PSD to HTML Tutorial

This tutorial from Subcide starts with a basic design and takes us through the steps of coding the site. Along the way there are plenty of code samples and screenshots as the example site progresses.

From PSD to CSS/HTML in Easy Steps

PSD to HTML Tutorial

This is a four-part tutorial series from CSS How To (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). The multi-part series helps to break it up into chunks that are easier to handle one at a time.

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76 thoughts on “Top 10 Tutorials for Converting PSDs to HTML/CSS”

  1. thank you very much sir for patiently collecting these tutorials and sharing it. This would really help out beginners like me. keep up the good work!

  2. Very useful article, this is just like what i need. just couple of minute search and find this blog. thanks

  3. Always helpful to see how others do things. Funny how we each do things a little bit differently, and there’s always something somewhere we can tweak to make our own processes better. Keep ’em coming!

  4. very well written and organized tutorials…its indeed a great help for beginners like me to keep up the interest and at the same time learn this important subject.

  5. Hello
    This is one of the best resources for a web designer

    Are there any such list(tutorials) for converting HTML to CSS ?

  6. very well prepared list… even we are the one who are providing online services for psd to xhtml.

    Thanks & Regards,

  7. Very nice work. This compilation would be very handy for a lot of new web designers out there. Great job. Keep it going….

    All the best,

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  10. Am really excited to start working the front end of the design process..ive been a dev for some time, and though I’m pretty well versed at HTML/CSS, however typically am the recipient of the design turned into HTML.

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  17. Thanks for devoting your time and merging all the info at one place. This was really helpful. Building up website from scratch in Photoshop can be a real tough job, but the guideline you framed makes it much simpler. And the tutorials you lined up are really genuine and of great help. Will be a great resource for the beginners. keep up the good job.

  18. Hi, great article / post, thank you! I’ve been searching for BOOKS (not ebooks or online tutorials) but actual paper-and-ink books on the topic of learning PSD to HTML conversion; but can’t seem to find any. I did find ONE, but it was from about 2001 when the web world was so very, very, very different. I find I am more patient (and my eyes don’t hurt so bad) when reading a regular book. If you can recommend any, please mention those too! THANKS! 🙂

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