What are your requirements?
Make sure to list all of your requirements from your new theme. Create a list in a spreadsheet or notepad file and include all the details like navigation options, drop-down menus, sidebar, header/footer, image slider, or any other utility in your Website. You can also list down the basic requirements like W3C Validated Markup, Markup type, cross-browser compatibility etc. Inform the selected service provider with all of your requirements in an email and keep a record of it for future concern.
Are you ordering to a company or freelancer?
You should know with whom you are placing the order. Is it a freelancer or a company? If it is a freelancer then is he/she working on part time or full time basis? We suggest you to place a big order of converting more than 5 pages to a company for quicker turnaround.
Tracing Online Presence
If you are provided with a URL of company’s Website then visit it and check all the details. In addition, few freelancers also pass on their profile URLs for authenticity. We suggest you to browse these URLs and have as much as information about the professionals with whom you’re going to make a deal.
Currently, the World Economy is changing at rapids speed so we suggest you to have the best competitive rates for your PSD to HTML/CSS Conversion order. You can create a list of selected providers and visit their Websites or profiles to know the offered rates, services etc. Now, compare the prices of all the providers at one place, say in a spreadsheet, and also list what they offer? You can also visit our latest comparison done by our Marketing team on top-notch PSD to HTML conversion providers. Match your requirements with the features offered by the selected providers and shortlist those who meet all of your requirements.
Features Offered & Any Add-ons
Now, visit the Websites of shortlisted PSD to HTML Service Providers and browse their Order Page. Almost every service provider mention the services included in their different orders along with the add-ons for which they charge separately. Select the package and add-ons, which fulfills your requirement and then calculate the total cost. Do this for all shortlisted service providers and mention the cost in the spreadsheet. This will let you know the average cost for your work. Now, it is up to you which one you select or leave. However, the selection also depends upon the quality of code, turnaround time, support and other factors. So, do not make a final decision just continue with us for next points.
While comparing the top-notch PSD to HTML service providers, we’ve observed that almost each company in our comparison, charge separately for
- Commented Markup
- HTML 5 & CSS 3 code
- em-based layout
- Flexible Layout
- Header or Footer Stretch
- Print Version CSS
- Adding drop-down menus
- Adding Image sliders
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Most of the good service provider companies or freelancers disclose their work process on their Website or profile. It’s quite essential how your selected provider work in order to know which type of design files (PSD, JPG, AI, PNG, BMP etc.) they accept, what they do after receiving the design and will they test the converted template as per standards or not. If it is not disclosed then contact them to have a glimpse of their work flow prior to place an order.
Checking with Previous Clients
Often PSD to HTML professional companies and individuals highlights big brands or reputed clients in their clientele. Browse the Client section at their Website and have a look on the mentioned brand names. If you’re going to place a high value or large order then we suggest you to contact any two or three mentioned clients but searching for their names on search engines. Do not forget that referred client is a third-party and it solely depends upon him/her whether he responds to your query or not.
Ask for Portfolio
If you are a technical personal and can measure the quality of code then it is recommended to check the Portfolio section on a provider’s Website. If this section is missing then contact the PSD to CSS/HTML provider to supply some sample page or demo. These samples clearly demonstrate how a company works, what its work process is, and how much experience in real they have. You can test this output at W3C Validation, Adobe Browser Lab, Broken Link Checker, Google Page Speed Online test etc. This will also help you to understand what you’ll get for them.
Non-Disclosure Agreement is a quite essential legal documentation work while ordering a work to a service provider either online or offline. PSD to HTML providers also offer NDA to their clients and illustrate the same at their Website with a separate URL. This agreement protects your delivered design, data and other valuable information while ordering a work, during the work and even after the work. We suggest you to carefully read this agreement and contact the service provider in case of any doubt. In addition, you can also ask them to send you the written confirmation of accepting NDA through email while placing the order. Do not forget that you also have to confirm your acceptance for the terms & conditions mentioned in the Non-Disclosure Agreement.
Is location a bar?
Today, the business is not bound with the boundaries of different countries. When you search for any service on a global search engine then you’ll get the results & references from all around the globe. If your opted service provider is giving 24*7 technical and customer care support then location is not a bar. Instead if you select a service provider offering time-bound support then it turns into a big problem. Remember that a PSD to HTML Service Provider starts its conversion work only as per their time zone and work timings. Suppose you’re residing in the U.S.A. and you’ve hired a professional working in Asia Pacific. Then, you may face problem in getting the work completion within promised hours, required technical support and other services because your time zone is quite different from that of service provider.
Team Strength & Availability
When you visit a company’s Website or interacts with a freelancer then make sure to check the disclosed team strength. Mostly the team strength is specified on Home page, About us, Our Team, How we work or other relevant sections. After getting the team strength, contact the service provider to know the available bandwidth for your order. This will help you to have a clear idea about the exact turnaround time and leverage you to negotiate the time consumption with them.
What is the minimum turnaround time offered? Turnaround time depends upon several factors like
- quantity of pages to be converted,
- time zone,
- team strength,
- bandwidth in the team for your order,
- difficulty in the code,
- any add-ons, etc.
Mostly the 8 hour delivery is promised only for first page or home page. Conversion of other pages need more turnaround time. You can check the order page carefully in order to know whether the turnaround time matches the launch date of your project or not. You can also interact directly with the service provider to know the exact turnaround time to complete your work.
A good service provider should adopt multiple ways to establish the communication with visitors, readers and clients. You should have leverage to contact the service providers through different mediums. Nowadays, preferred medium of communications for HTML converters are email, contact form, live chat, Instant Messengers and phone numbers. Each medium has an advantage indeed still we prefer only those mediums that allow quick communication with the provider. Again, you should be aware about the availability timings of the support channels and in how much time will you get a response back from the company or freelancer. If you favoring Contact Form and Email communication then ask the service provider for the exact time within which you can expect a reply from them.
Almost each PSD to HTML service provider offers free support of few days. You must be aware about this support period, day & time of support hours and time zone of service provider. These three things help you to have a good support from the selected service provider.
Reviews & Testimonials
During our work to compare the PSD to HTML providers, we noted that everyone have a separate section named Testimonials. Therefore, we suggest you to check out the reviews & ratings of the selected provider at Google Product Search page. Google brings out only the user generated content and ratings for your selected provider.
Testing the service providers’ Website
Mostly each service provider offers you W3C Validated code, cross-browser compatibility, SEO semantic code, commented markup, page loading speed optimization, WAI 2.0/Section 508 Compatibility etc. within the offered package or at more charges. It is the time to test the selected providers’ Website for the same requirements, which you’re looking for. You can
- validate the code of home page at W3C Validation Services,
- test its Website at Adobe Browser Lab for cross-browser compatibility, and
- test page loading speed of home page at Google Page Speed online test.
This will help us to lets you know how good is the work of selected service provider.
Is there any guarantee?
Most of the PSD to HTML service providers offers guarantees like Money Back Guarantee, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Best Price Guarantee etc. If they’re offering a guarantee then read all of its terms & conditions carefully before placing the order. You can also contact the service provider for more details if you could not find the URLs of these guarantees or does not understand what they’ve illustrated. Have a clear clarification of offered guarantee, price and features before making an order. We suggest you to select a provider which at least offers Money Back Guarantee.
Is it safe to make a purchase?
Analyze the Website carefully where you are going to make an online payment. Read the documents like Refund Policy, Money Back Guarantee, Best Price Guarantee, Terms & Conditions & Disclaimer etc. Visit the Order Page and check all the conditions marked with asterisk, pound, numbers etc. on the services offered inside the package or add-ons.
It is you duty to decide whether it is safe to make an online purchase on the targeted Website or not. If you’re making purchases through your Credit/Debit Card, Online Banking or third-party service like PayPal or 2CO then make sure your selected payment medium support the filing of refund on your grounds.
Browse the order page of selected service provider and check how many payment options it supports. In today’s global world, a service provider can be located anywhere and can have online presence on WWW. However, their payment options are bounded with their native countries. Therefore, we suggest you to check out the payment options and check whether preferred Payment Medium is supported or not. You can also contact a PSD to CSS/HTML service provider to have more details about their preferred payment options.
Well each online service provider asks for 100% in advance to provide a service. Still it is required to check the order page whether it has some surprise for you or not. We also find few service providers offering to pay partially or fully after the project delivery.
Are you thinking to get more from a converted theme and have a simple guarantee of it? Then go for the service providers who ask you to pay partially or fully after getting the work.
Any discounts or offers
Most of the service providers offer 50% discount on the conversion of additional pages. They also launch seasonal offers and discount coupons to all or to returning customers. Make sure to have knowledge of current discounts or offers from the selected service provider before placing the order.
We have mentioned all the points to consider prior to place a PSD to H TML conversion order. You are free to contact any service provider to have details about any term, condition, feature, offer or service. We request the readers who’ve recently placed a PSD to HTML order or got a converted theme to share their experience with us and other readers. Your experience can benefit us to know more about the points, which one can consider before selecting a PSD to HTML service provider.