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Web Designers / Developers: Taking a Final Design / Image, and bringing it to Life / HTML

After some online research and talking to a couple of people with experience. I found at the what i TRUELY am looking to do is web design. I found out how to word exactly what is i am trying to do as well...

This is a final image of a web design made in photoshop... http://psd.fanextra.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/redport20.jpg

Now, How in the world do you bring that to life!?

How can i convert that into html code, or into CSS styling. How can i make this responsive or adaptive?

2 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Go through the Learn HTML & CSS learning adventure

After you finish with the learning adventure, it's time to code up your site.

For building your first site I recommend the following process ...

  • Make a wireframe using Cacoo
  • Write the semantic HTML, don't worry about the CSS yet
  • Build a fixed width site
  • Keep it simple to start with, don't try to solve problems you don't have yet
  • Add in some small CSS3 if the design calls for it, maybe border-radius or box-shadow
  • If you need a form add in some HTML5
  • Try to stay away from a lot of Javascript for now

  • Once you've got the first version fully working post it here and get some critques on your design

Then it's time for version 2

  • make it responsive
  • Then post it here to get some feedback on the responsive version

Time for version 3

  • If you are sick of cutting and pasting your header and footer on every page
  • it's time to add in some templating using PHP.
    Very basic PHP is all you need, it makes it easier to not repeat yourself (see also: DRY).
  • Post it here to get some feedback on the responsive version

Thanks a lot i appreciate your reply. I will get that going and post it up here.