10 web coding services for graphic designers

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When it comes to web design, sometimes you’re expected to do it all. However, as projects become more complex it becomes more evident that specializing is required to deliver the best possible website to any given client. While some people might be able to merrily wear the hat of both graphic designer and web developer, the majority of us are better at one or the other. Ultimately, graphic designers are not developers, and developers are not designers. That’s why so many partnerships have been formed between designers and developers.

If you’re a graphic designer seeking a web coding service to transform your web designs into working websites, you’ll find quality and expertise from the following 10 web coding services.

1. PixelCrayons

If you create designs intended for Drupal and other content management systems (CMS), PixelCrayons will handle coding the template or theme.


2. CSS Ninjas

This popular service focuses on coding your design into XHTML and CSS – starting at $249.

CSS Ninjas

3. MarkupBox

I like MarkupBox for coding designs into Joomla templates. The service promises SEO-friendliness and W3C compliance.


4. XHTML Chop

Like most of these service, XHTML Chop provides code for a variety of platforms and uses. However, I like their starting price for WordPress themes: $99.


5. HTML Blender

HTML Blender provides a variety of services, including coding for Magento and OSCommerce, but it heavily promotes itself as a PSD to HTML conversion service.


6. SEO Semantic XHTML

This service focuses on optimizing XHTML templates created from your PSDs, and boasts clients such as Disney and Sony.


7. CSS 4 Me

Despite its name, this website coding service isn’t limited to CSS. My favorite aspect? They publish a working phone number.


8. PSD to HTML

One of the leaders in the industry, this service caters to freelancers and agencies seeking to outsource web coding. The result is a white label approach to coding your design.


9. Artisteer

Not a separate service, but software that lets you convert your designs into templates and themes for Joomla, WordPress, Drupal and more.


10. Elance

If these services just don’t do it for you or your want a dedicated freelancer, try Elance and other services such as oDesk to find your preferred web coder.


Brian Morris writes for the PsPrint Design & Printing Blog. PsPrint is an online commercial printing company. Follow PsPrint on Twitter @PsPrint and Facebook.