SOURCE: Media Lab

Media Lab

September 22, 2010 13:33 ET

SiteGrinder Uses Photoshop Layers to Create Amazing Websites

Make Websites Using Photoshop Layers and Layer Comps Without Coding

LOGAN, UT--(Marketwire - September 22, 2010) -  Media Lab Inc., premier provider of Photoshop web plug-ins and website editing software, announces that building complete websites with Photoshop using only your knowledge of layers and layer comps is easy using the SiteGrinder 3 plug-in. Media Lab's SiteGrinder 3 uses Photoshop layers and layer comps to output XHTML and CSS websites without your writing a single line of code.

If you know Photoshop then you already know enough to start creating websites for yourself and your clients. With SiteGrinder there is no longer a requirement to slice up Photoshop web designs and send them off to a developer to reconstruct the design in HTML and CSS -- SiteGrinder does all of that tedious work and outputs the website just the way it was designed.

"If you know how to use Photoshop layers and layer comps, you can create web sites with SiteGrinder," said Dave Cross, Chief Photoshop Guy, National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

SiteGrinder's intelligent engine can convert simple type layers into search-engine friendly menus that are dynamic and visually appealing. Image layers can also become buttons and menus. SiteGrinder's smart handling of slicing and image compression also gives the designer complete flexibility in customizing how SiteGrinder will optimize each layer. SiteGrinder uses Photoshop's "layer comps" feature to organize layers into beautiful web pages. Once the layers have been saved into layer comps SiteGrinder will output a website that looks just like it was designed! 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.

"Creating beautiful websites is easy using your knowledge of Photoshop layers," said Lauren Wolff, Lauren Wolff Design, Johannesburg, South Africa. "I have designed many sites using SiteGrinder and it has enabled me to produce any design I have envisioned."

SiteGrinder 3 Websuite

In addition to SiteGrinder's many features the SiteGrinder Websuite includes two very powerful add-ons and is a must-have for web designers and their clients.

The SiteGrinder 3 Commerce add-on builds web stores with a fully-integrated shopping cart from within Photoshop. Users can now easily create online stores with shopping carts from image galleries using simple Photoshop text and art layers. After publishing their store to the web, users can edit products, pricing, images and descriptions remotely using any web browser.

The SiteGrinder 3 Control add-on is a CMS that enables website content management from any Internet-connected computer through a web browser. Designers and their clients can quickly change site content including page additions, text, images and galleries remotely from any modern web browser, all without returning to Photoshop.

Requirements

SiteGinder 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 and 8. 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 and 8. Websites created using SiteGrinder 3 are compatible with all popular web browsers including the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Visit www.medialab.com 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 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 www.medialab.com.

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