We all know that Photoshop is a powerful tool for designers and developers. It specially helps web and app designers to create an appealing GUI. However, web developers have to code the design in CSS after the design is ready.
Nevertheless, if you do not want to engage your time in coding the same design, there are many Photoshop plug-in, which can help you include design created on Photoshop, in website, without typing a single line of code.
Here is a list of Photoshop plug-ins to make your web development super easy.
CSS Hat is tool to convert all your Photoshop layers into CSS 3 styles. It does that instantly. No need to code CSS style sheets to convert what you had designed in Photoshop into a web User Interface. This tool does that all.
You just have to download the plug-in, select the Photoshop layer, and copy it to clipboard from CSS Hat plug-in. That is it. What makes it different is the quick installation it has, and the instant code it gives. CSS Hat works with Photoshop CS 4, CS 5, and CS 6. It provides support for three CSS Pre-processors including SASS, LESS, and Stylus. It also has LESS Hat library.
Although Photoshop recently released a similar feature built in, it’s not as effective as CSS Hat, but it does come close minus the pre-processor support.
Web font plug-in helps you to design with the same fonts that you will later use to go live. It gives access to thousands of webINK web fonts in Photoshop. The Plug-in is free, but you have to use it with the Suitcase Fusion 4, which is paid software. However, you can download trial version of Suitcase Fusion, a professional font manager, and download the plug-in with it. Even after the trial period gets over, you can use web font plug-in.
After that, you can click on any text layer and select any font name to use in Photoshop.
With Divine-project, you can create beautiful WordPress themes, even with no knowledge of HTML. It is aimed at designers, bloggers, and writers who know basics of wordpress, but do not have any knowledge of coding, or do not want to code a wordpress theme.
It can convert design from Photoshop to HTML/CSS/PHP code. You only have to create a basic theme, put graphics to group, and publish it. The great features of this software include pixel precise typography, custom fonts, seamless stretch, and 960 grids.
Cut & Slice Me is a great plug-in especially aimed at web designers. This plug-in is only for Photoshop CS6. It helps to export your designs from Photoshop to the web. It allows overlapping slices, multiple button states, and exporting different resolutions of same assets. Developed by a Japanese developer, this plug-in available free. It can also be used on different devices to export assets.
About the author:
Adarsh is a engineer turned marketer and works at Jombay.com which provides users with jobs in India. You can also see him writing about marketing and technology on various other blogs.