Many online tools are available in the market to convert PSD files into HTML5 and CSS3 markup saying that by this option people will save their time and money but in reality it could be a waste of time as well as money. Online PSD to HTML converters work by following some specific strict procedures. It is not right if we compare hand written code with online generated HTML markup as hand coding is far much better due to many reasons.
Hence we can say that converting PSD to HTML5 by using online converter is not a good option at all. Now we will discuss some of the disadvantages of using software for PSD to HTML conversion service.
One of the major drawback of using online converter is the lack of pixel perfect slicing. When processional front end developers convert PSD to HTML markup, we get a pixel perfect coding as it is an important part of highest quality markup. Sometimes online tools slice the whole PSD file in just e or 3 images which is not a good approach.
- Quality of Coding is low
Online Software tools generates hard code which is not of good quality. This is the biggest negative of using these tools. Hard coded HTML doesn’t meet the HTML coding standards. As the quality of software generated HTML is low therefore it is not suitable for professional website projects especially when it has to be integrated with CMS and complex Admin panels.
- Hard to get Approval from W3C validator
World Wide Web Consortium validator is the world’s best quality checker of HTML markup. If you will check the validation of software tool generated HTML then it will be hard to get approval from W3C validator which implies lower rankings in search Engines and you will also face load time issues.
- Code is difficult to Edit and Enhance
The code which is generated by online tools after converting the design is very difficult to edit or enhance later by a developer. Most of the experienced and professional HTML developers say that online generated markup is very difficult to edit and it takes lots of their time in editing. This code also can be such that it may not be reusable at all due to lots of junk code inside it. That’s the reason online tools are not recommended by professional HTML developers.
- Issues related to cross devices and cross browsers compatibility
While converting PSD file into HTML, it important to get the HTML code which is mobile responsive but the HTML code generated by tools is not of good quality responsive HTML and can create issues for cross devices and cross browsers compatibility.
In conclusion we can say that, we should avoid converting PSD to HTML by using online tools as these could waste your time, effort and money. Google gives high preference to W3C standards, responsiveness and quality of code of your website and the online tools can never generate good quality HTML and we have to hire professional HTML/CSS developers to fix the code hence this process is not recommended at all.