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CyberShot says

I have found for myself that I like to code the entire theme in html first and then take it a part and convert it into the WordPress version. Do you do that or just code it straight into WordPress?

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PixelBin says

PSD to WordPress. HTML seems like wasted time if you have no intention on submitting the HTML version, for which there is often little demand.

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CyberShot says

I understand. But the way I see it is that little demand is much better than no demand. If you make a design that is worthy of themeforest, it makes no sense to me to not put it up for sale as both wordpress and html or any other format that you might be able to code it into. squeeze every bit out of that design that you can. I also think it is much easier to code the wordpress version from a working html version.

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ThemesFever says

Pen and paper -> WordPress :P

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Gareth_Gillman says

psd > HTML > WP

I get it looking perfect in html then just dissect the html to make the WP, it removes the chance of any major errors imho and gives me the html for the theme as a back up.

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PixelBin says
CyberShot said
I understand. But the way I see it is that little demand is much better than no demand. If you make a design that is worthy of themeforest, it makes no sense to me to not put it up for sale as both wordpress and html or any other format that you might be able to code it into. squeeze every bit out of that design that you can. I also think it is much easier to code the wordpress version from a working html version.

I’m not ruling out the demand for the HTML . I’ll rephrase: the extra time/effort going from PSD to HTML before going to WordPress isn’t worth the demand. In fact, I would imagine it would be MUCH easier going from WordPress to HTML by just saving the pages as HTML to save the dynamic bits, changing any dynamic URL ’s, and changing classes to something more semantic.

Problem is, you can code a theme into HTML in a certain way then find out WordPress outputs certain features differently, forcing you to either rework your HTML /CSS or build custom WordPress functions, neither of which are logical and time consuming.

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