Convert a Warm, Cheerful Web Design to HTML and CSS


Not long after our newest Tuts+ site, Webdesigntuts+, launched, they posted an excellent tutorial that details the process of designing a warm and cheerful home page in Photoshop. After high demand, we'll take that completed design and convert it into a standards-compliant HTML and CSS web page. Along the way, we'll review a variety of nifty techniques that will help you to improve your own workflow.

Even better, when we hit 80,000 RSS subscribers, we'll take things even further and convert the finished product into a custom WordPress theme.

Rather than overload you with a massive 4-5 part series all at once, I'll post a new episode in this miniseries every day. It's my hope that, if you're at the point in your career where you can benefit from a series like this, you'll work along with me each lesson.

The Full Series

Chapter 2: Create the Markup

Chapter 3: Slice the PSD

Chapter 4: Integrate the 960 Grid System

Chapter 5a: Build the Header Section

Chapter 5b: Build the Banner Section

Chapter 5c: Styling the Main Section

Chapter 5d: Styling the Footer

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Chapter 6: Creating the Tabbing Functionality with JavaScript

Chapter 7: Style the Form Elements

Chapter 8: Compensate for Internet Explorer

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Chapter 9: Cleanup, Typography, and Bug Searching

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In the next, final episode, we'll validate/test our site, work on the typography, and make last-minute adjustments. Stay tuned!