HTML5/CSS3/JS coding, PSD to HTML conversion, WordPress & CMS theming, Web design
- Greater Philadelphia Area
- Information Technology and Services
Sergiy Lavryk's Overview
- CEO at HTMLcut
Sergiy Lavryk's Experience
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry
August 2008 – Present (6 years 2 months)
HTMLcut.com is a PSD to HTML conversion company that converts digital images (files in Adobe Photoshop *.psd, *.ai, or *.png formats) into xHTML / HTML5 / CSS3 markups, Email templates, WordPress themes, or templates for open source CMS (Drupal, Joomla!, etc) and shopping carts.
Resulting xHTML / HTML5 / CSS templates are
--- Hand coded
--- W3C standards compliant
--- Cross-browser compatible
--- SEO semantic
--- Easy-to-maintain and modify
--- Responsive web design
--- Website redesign
--- Back-end web development
--- Mobile programming
If you have never dealt with PSD to HTML conversion services, you can read more on our blog www.htmlcut.com/blog.
Sergiy Lavryk's Summary
- IT project management
- Web design and front-end coding
- Web development and server-side programming
- PSD to HTML conversion
Sergiy Lavryk's Skills & Expertise
- Web Design
- Web Development
- HTML + CSS
- Front-end Development
- Website Development
- Web Standards
- Mobile Applications
- Cross-browser Compatibility
- Web Applications
- Wordpress Design
- Google Analytics
- HTML 5
- User Experience
- Facebook API
- User Interface
Sergiy Lavryk's Publications
- October 28, 2013
- January 3, 2013
HTML5 and CSS3, vendor prefixes, frameworks and pre-processors, responsive design (RWD), touchscreens, retina displays and HD design, SVG, custom fonts, large typography, full-screen (or large) and blurred photo backgrounds, parallax and infinite scrolling, color blocking, retro interfaces, centered headers, fixed header bars, skeuomorphism, minimalism, gamification, user experience, open source – these and many other words are names and signs of web design 2012. But what about 2013? What will be important next year?
Below you’ll find a collection of summarizing and predictive articles and posts. Some predictions are repeated many times, some are unique. Which are true and to what extent? We’ll find out the answer only in 2014.
- January 22, 2013
The life cycle of every website includes a lot of phases and operations: design, PSD to HTML/CSS conversion, back-end development, testing, beta stage, official launch, regular operation, gathering of feedbacks and comments, analysis of website and marketing statistics, improvements and updates, and so forth.
Of these one of the most important actions are the “improvements and updates.” It is clear why: to a large extent the operations before them are based on assumptions and suppositions. But after the website launching, its owner can collect information on how the assumptions correspond to the real user experience and owner’s expectations. Moreover, life doesn’t stand still, and new technologies and trends are continuously becoming actual and used as a must.
Below you’ll find a checklist for those who have decided to optimize their website and those who are developing the website from scratch and want to know things that may be essential for the further site improvement.
- December 20, 2010
This is Part One of the interview with Sergiy Lavryk, CEO at HTMLcut.com. Sergiy has shared his thoughts on an ideal HTML/CSS markup, professionalism and business responsibility, where additional fees could be hidden in PSD to HTML conversion services, and some other questions.
- January 20, 2011
Here is Part Two of the interview with Sergiy Lavryk, CEO at HTMLcut.com. Sergiy explains why designers use markup coding services, how providers reduce overhead costs, when hand coding is really better, and what he thinks about the future of this market.
- September 28, 2010
HTML4, XHTML, and now HTML5. How can it change the Internet and design-to-markup conversion? Is HTML5 the end of PSD-to-HTML companies? Or new HTML standards only strengthen the role of professional conversion services? Some answers are given in the article.
Thoughts on one of the fastest growing segments of the Web design and development industry - PSD to HTML conversion services:
* Why web designers use these services
* How to correctly evaluate the service price
* How a customer can test the markup quality
* How PSD to HTML companies reduce overhead costs
* When hand coded xHTML/CSS markups are really better
*What the future of the PSD to HTML conversion market could be
and some others.
- May 15, 2011
PSD to HTML conversion jobs - Are freelancers and companies implacable rivals in the competition for them or there is an opportunity for mutually beneficial cooperation? How do clients benefit ordering PSD to HTML conversion?
- May 26, 2011
The best PSD to HTML conversion tools - 6 points of view: Forums, Practical, Lyrical, Comparative, Humorous, Future. Who is right and which PSD to HTML option is better?
- April 28, 2011
Can modern mobile and Web technologies amaze us ever more? The new HTML5 and CSS3 standards imply the answer ‘Yes’ and promise to make our web and mobile experience much more stunning.
- June 7, 2011
Converting PSD to WordPress or PSD to Joomla! is one of the mainstreams in the design-to-HTML/CSS slicing market now. But sometimes customers of these services don’t exactly understand which of the content management systems (CMS) is the most appropriate for their website and business goals.
There is a great variety of CMSs on the Web now, though some of them have already gained general acceptance. WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Magento are definitely among the leaders today, at least amid the free open-source CMSs. Each of them has its own specialty and suits some particular objectives. Knowing that difference as well as their strengths and weaknesses can be very helpful when choosing a CMS for your own website.
- July 12, 2011
PSD to HTML conversion companies receive a lot of resumes from job applicants. But only some of them have good chances to be hired. One of the important reasons to be rejected is a candidate’s insufficient education level and practical experience.
In this article we have gathered recommendations on how to improve your chances to be hired by the PSD to HTML companies.
- August 4, 2011
Design and PSD to HTML conversion are important but only the first phase in the website life-cycle. So no wonder that customers ask to help or consult them not only on PSD to HTML slicing but also on SEO of their blogs or business websites. At the same time, observations testify that about 90% of the revealed problems are the same.
Some typical SEO bottlenecks of the websites developed by web designers for themselves, as well as explanations how to avoid them in the light of SEO trends 2011 are collected in the article.
- August 16, 2011
Tips for web designers how to promote their websites in the light of SEO trends 2011.
- November 4, 2011
Cross-browser compatibility is among the key requirements to modern websites. But there are 50+ browsers now. The new Web standards and trends such as HTML5, CSS3, the mobile Web, and responsive web design add new facets to the problem of cross-browser compatibility. So how to stay within reasonable budget and wisely concentrate efforts when converting designs into cross-browser HTML/CSS code?
- November 15, 2011
Many web designers use PSD to HTML conversion services now. Still it doesn’t mean all PSD to HTML services providers follow the best business and coding practices. So, how to make sure you choose the right provider? Here are some tips.
- December 1, 2011
The continuation of season roundup series on effective web design: Web design principles, usability and UX, cross-cultural design, HTML5 semantics, content, typography, navigation, landing page, forms, ecommerce, mobile web, trends, inpiration, etc.
- January 5, 2012
The end of the year always brings a lot of predictions for the future and attempts to reveal the trends from the past year. Web design is no exception. In the article you’ll find a roundup of such summarizing and predictive posts recently retweeted at @htmlcut.
- January 10, 2012
HTML5 adoption, reconsideration of best practices and, on the other hand, decrease in the growth rate, segmentation, and price wars - this is the market of PSD to HTML conversion services today.
Last years PSD to HTML companies have sprung up all over. They translated a website design (as an image created in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or other graphics packages) into xHTML/CSS markup, WordPress themes or CMS templates. Due to the rapid Internet expansion these services turned out to be a good help for web designers (especially in the periods of work overflow) and non-techie customers.
But now the PSD to HTML market is at the crossroads. The consequences of this can be both positive and negative.
- January 26, 2012
HTMLcut, a leading PSD to HTML coding company, has summed up the results of 2011.
Sergiy Lavryk, HTMLcut’s CEO: “2011 was a really exciting year. Web design industry experienced quite a revolutionary period. Changes, which were accumulated over the past 10 years or so, at last transformed into standards and techniques that are supported by browsers and can be used in a day-to-day practice.”
- March 20, 2012
You have decided to develop a new website or redesign an existing one. Today such a decision is accompanied with a new question though: To use or not to use HTML5 / CSS3 when converting your PSD design into the markup?
- April 26, 2012
Responsive web design, HTML5 and CSS3 are all the rage now. New articles and posts about them appear almost every single day. It is important that new articles are not just rearrangement of words about one and the same things. There are a lot of really useful and inspiring materials: techniques, tools, experiments, tips, as well as ideas and opinions. Some of them which have been published this spring are collected in the post.
- October 4, 2012
Round-up of recent articles on designing for Retina display: Techniques, tips, responsive design; Images for Retina display; Opinions; MacBook Pro.
- October 19, 2012
Responsive web design (RWD) has clearly indicated that time of the one-dimensional Web is over once and for all and all variations of the modern Web are of equal worth for web designers and developers. Nowadays the web design community is actively mastering RWD. In this post we’ve collected some recent results.
- December 16, 2012
We provide HTML/CSS coding as a service for lots of designers on a daily basis. Clients always expect to get the best result, so we strive to keep abreast of the best practices of front end development. In other words, it’s not just a curiosity, to understand the future of HTML/CSS coding and the most efficient ways to convert designs into high quality markups is a practical need for us. IMO, it’s important for any webdev services and freelancers, especially in today’s competitive business environment.
Below you’ll find a collection of opinions, thoughts, and case studies twittered recently which may help to clarify the role of CSS/HTML preprocessors, frameworks and libraries in the modern web design. Of course, these tools are too “young” to say exactly what they mean for the future of webdev and whether they are here to stay, at least in their present form. So all opinions and experience are important. If you have your own thoughts, feel free to share them in comments.
- July 21, 2010
A year ago we wrote a number of articles devoted to the PSD-to-HTML/CSS conversion market (afterwards they were collected in the e-book "Introduction to PSD to XHTML Services: Consumer Guide"). It's a good time now to analyze changes in the Design-to-HTML field: what's new, what tendencies have a positive or negative impact on customers.
- January 17, 2014
Web design and development are changing dramatically now. What new will 2014 bring? We've collected the most interesting web design trends and predictions for 2014.
Sergiy Lavryk's Additional Information
web design, web development, IT management, sport, traveling
Sergiy Lavryk's Languages
English(Full professional proficiency)
Russian(Native or bilingual proficiency)