SOURCE: Media Lab, Inc.

Media Lab, Inc.

January 20, 2011 17:41 ET

Create and Convert Forms Made in Photoshop to HTML

Creating Web Forms in Photoshop Is Easy With SiteGrinder 3

LOGAN, UT--(Marketwire - January 20, 2011) -  Media Lab Inc., premier provider of Photoshop PSD to HTML plug-ins and website editing software, announces that you can create web forms in Photoshop with Media Lab's SiteGrinder 3 Photoshop plug-in. One of the most surprising SiteGrinder features is its ability to transform the contents of a single Photoshop type layer into a form with a variety of controls. Forms can be used to perform many different tasks including:

  • Email contact forms which send the entered information to the site owner's email address
  • Generating Google maps
  • Completing website searches
  • Adding information to a database
  • Selecting quantity, size, color, and so forth in online stores

If you know Photoshop then you already know enough to start creating websites with forms for yourself and your clients. Creating a website in Photoshop which contains forms is easy with SiteGrinder 3.

Creating a form in Photoshop & SiteGrinder is as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Create a text box layer and add the "-form hint" to the layer name
2. Use SiteGrinder's simple text based form building system in Photoshop
3. Open the SiteGrinder plug-in to set email addresses, web search data, etc.

SiteGrinder 3 users can also modify the look and feel of the forms, change HTML colors, and create CSS outlines and shadows easily using SiteGrinder's built in Design Manager.

"I am amazed at how easy it is to build web forms in Photoshop with SiteGrinder 3," said Adam Cherrington, owner of The Mad Guitarist "If you know Photoshop, SiteGrinder 3 is the best product on the market to convert you Photoshop designs from PSD to HTML websites without writing a single line of code."

How Do SiteGrinder Forms Work?
SiteGrinder works by simply adding "hints" to layer and layer comp names to tell SiteGrinder how to code a layer into an HTML or CSS web component. SiteGrinder's intelligent engine can convert simple type layers into search-engine friendly forms that are dynamic and visually appealing. SiteGrinder 3 forms can include many different types of controls including single- and multiple-line text entry boxes, labels and text, drop-down menus, check boxes, selection lists, and "submit" buttons. Fields can also be grouped together with legends to help organize large forms. The forms appearance can be enhanced in SiteGrinder's built-in Design Manager and users can immediately see the results of their changes in the browser window.

As a bonus, the standards-compliant websites generated in SiteGrinder 3 can be put through XHTML validators and pass without error. This means that any SiteGrinder website can be modified by any CSS/XHTML web design program, such as Adobe Dreamweaver.

"Form building straight from Photoshop is one of our customers' favorite SiteGrinder features," said Tom Summerall, Co-founder of Media Lab. "It's so much easier than traditional form building methods requiring tricky custom code for layout and functionality."

SiteGrinder 3 Compatibility
On the PC, SiteGrinder 3 is compatible with Windows XP and later, including Windows 7. It requires Photoshop 7 or later including the latest Photoshop CS5, or Photoshop Elements 6, 7, 8 and 9. On the Mac, SiteGrinder 3 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.1 or greater, Photoshop CS3, CS4 or CS5 (Mac OS X 10.4 or later for the Intel-based Mac), or Photoshop Elements 6, 7, 8 and 9. Websites created using SiteGrinder 3 are compatible with all popular web browsers including the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Visit for complete details and to download your copy of SiteGrinder 3.

About Media Lab, Inc.
For over a decade, Logan, Utah-Based Media Lab, Inc. has specialized in creating interactive Photoshop tools that make it easy to bring amazing web designs to life. In addition to its flagship product SiteGrinder 3, Media Lab's SiteGrinder 2 has also enjoyed an array of favorable reviews and accolades since it debuted in April 2000 under the name of Photowebber. Prior to the release of Photowebber, Media Lab's innovative multimedia design tools, PhotoCaster, PSD2FLA, and AlphaMania, were used to create pioneering special effects seen at Disney World's EPCOT Center in Florida, as well as in numerous popular music videos and motion pictures, such as "X-Men 2," "Spiderman 2," "Air Force One," and "Armageddon." For complete information on Media Lab, Inc. and its current products, visit

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