PSD to Bootstrap

The pros and cons of PSD to bootstrap conversion

As the website development is getting all the high, it is most likely that every business needs a responsive website. Such kind of website is fast and usually gives the users quality information that in turn can help in luring more audience to the site. PSD format is the most common format in which a developer forms the website. In order to make the site functional it has to be converted to a compatible format preferably HTML for the web browser. Bootstrap is nowadays gaining popularity and almost all the latest conversion request are for bootstrap.

What do you understand by bootstrap?

Bootstrap was originally formed by twitter as one of the open source web development technology for forming front end web frameworks. More and more website development companies have shifted from PSD to bootstrap to make the company website more efficient. It has released yet another new version 2.1 for its users. It is gaining recognition as one of the most used HTML, CSS and JS framework for the development of the mobile first projects on the web. As the coding in bootstrap is open source, it is being highly used by the web developers and other users. The website that are created on the Bootstrap framework are seen to be compatible with almost all the web browsers. It has simplified the responsive designs and results in fast performance of front end web applications.

What exactly is PSD?

PSD file is used widely in abode photoshop, it mainly stands for “photoshop document”. It mainly acts as a default format for any data that is being saved in photoshop. PSD allows the users to work with the image files even after you have saved them. You can later on convert it into formats like jpg, gif, tiff and many others.

What have triggered the conversion of PSD to bootstrap?

PSD to Bootstrap

There are many reasons that have made the web development industry to shift to the bootstrap framework.

  • As bootstrap is being created by the twitter team, they have done proper testing and is supportive to almost all the major players of internet browsing both on desktop and mobile phones.
  • Bootstrap is the open and therefore provides flexibility to the developers accordingly. CSS framework provides predefined classes, CSS components and Javascripts functions.
  • Bootstrap offers 12 column grid system which adjusts according to the resolution of the client.
  • Bootstrap have various components that you can need to form a website such as drop down menu, progress bar, labels, badges and many more. The presence of all these components saves the time of developer and they can complete the site in less time. Regular updates, reassures that you are working with the latest tools. Such updates also help in ensuring a wider range of cross browser compatibility.
  • Bootstrap gives a centralized development code unlike PSD in which developers have to create everything from scratch.

However, the conclusion is that you can go for bootstrap if you are satisfied with their grid, icons and other components and tools. If you want the development process to be over quickly you can try bootstrap. Whereas, if you want something more distinct that can’t be fit into the given molds and templates, bootstrap may not proved to be the right choice for you.


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