PSD to WordPress

PSD to WordPress is a phrase used to describe a type of website development process. Generally it means that a developer is given a web design in the form of an image typically a jpeg or png created from a photoshop file (thus PSD) and they then take that image and create an exact replica as a website in wordpress.

That’s exactly what we did to develop a website for PsiNapse. We were contacted by a development company in San Fransisco called Propane Studio. Then they gave us the files they designed for PsiNapse and asked us to turn it into a wordpress website.

PSD to WordPress development is good for a number of reasons. Designing a website while developing it can be a slow process. Many times you put certain elements in place just to see how they look and then change them all together after you’ve seen it. Designing the website in photoshop allows you to save time before moving on to the development process.


Development Process

The first step in this PSD to WordPress project was mapping out the site. We did that using a premimum theme called Bridge. The Bridge theme is a very flexible theme that allows you to customize and create sites according to your needs and not to a cookie cutter demo.

This also enables the client to be able to edit the site without the need of a developer since much of the set up is done with a tool called Visual Composer.

After that we worked closely with Propane Studio’s quality assurance team to make sure that the site was responding correctly to different screen sizes and that all aspects of the site were functioning properly.

Custom Development

We customized much of the site with up to date JavaScript and CSS practices. Specifically, we customized a twitter timeline plug-in to pull twitter updates dynamically to the site from PsiNapse twitter feedback.


Ultimately, we are very pleased with the outcome and the client is extremely happy as well. PsiNapse has a modern website to go with their own cutting edge business.

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January 17, 2017