imagine offering an open source strict xhtml css based web page template.

Several are available on the W.W.W. now but are difficult to find. It appears that these html/css services are taking advantage of good marketing of what's already available, open source.

Less than 1% of the billions of web pages indexed on the W.W.W. are valid. Any service that increases this to at least 2% is worthwhile.

Al Toman

loopion said on November 14, 2006

I am preparing the same post on my blog but in French (am I allowed ?) and I would like to know which of those company's speak French (or other langages) ?


E. Pays

Mohammad said on November 14, 2006

I have quite a few co-workers that have used XHTMLGenius and they have nothing but praise and i plan to use them in the coming months my self so im very interested in your writeup.

Phillip Upton said on November 20, 2006

Got anything for those of us that can code, but can't design?


Jessica said on November 21, 2006

I used XHTMLized for a recent project and they were amazing. They helped out after they had done the first page making some adjustments I needed, and they tested it in IE7 (this was before IE7 was getting popular).

Jasper said on November 27, 2006

Thank you for adding Design Slicer to this list!

Romeo said on December 07, 2006

Made in Germany:

Aaron said on December 10, 2006

I would highly recommend Xhtml slicer.

Great coder, and provides an all around wonderful service.

Indranil said on December 18, 2006

Thank you very much for adding SliceIt in the list :)

Fr??d??ric Roland said on December 24, 2006

I suggest that somebody open a group action on fundable to collect fund to benchmark the quality of the xhtml/css produced by all these services. Then one unique design would be sent to all of them and then the code quality would be compared along with other things such as delay, browser supported,...

Jacob Dunsen said on December 28, 2006

I had some work done by and they were great and very timely. I highly recommend them if you need something quick and would like to work with a down to earth people.

Bruno Zugay said on January 22, 2007

Well, since this seems to be a directory of sorts, I though I'd mention another site that just launched:

David Horn said on January 31, 2007

When I have too much coding to do ourselves, I've used a couple of services on this list. The best I've sampled so far has been - they're fast, reliable, accommodating, and their code is excellent. I've used their cheapest package once and their most expensive (which is relative - it's only $211, I think) twice, and I think it's worth paying the extra. Can't fault them at all.

John E. said on February 04, 2007

Notice that PSDXHTML.COM offers tableless xhtml strict cross-browser compatibility including Safari support at only $89 ! This is the lowest price available for such xhtml quality!

Vliegen Spanje said on February 23, 2007

This is a great list! Thanks for collecting it. I am looking into these services as well. It's just to frustrating to code valid xhtml and css.

Luke said on March 30, 2007

Thanks for creating such a useful list.

I decided to go with XHTML Slicer a while back I'm very satisfied with the service they offered, I was handed my template ahead of schedule!

Jeff Nelson said on March 30, 2007

I know I'm a little late here judging by the date on this post but I had to comment on the service I use, the guy is Michael Noga, his site is Great guy to work with, and great work.

Valentin A. said on April 02, 2007

We've recently launched our XHTML & CSS coding service at .
We had only satisfied customers until now. We would appreciate getting on this list. :)

Sharif said on April 06, 2007

Don't know how this might affect service, but Choppr is currently for sale on SitePoint.

John Denwitz said on April 12, 2007

Does anyone have experience with ?

Scott said on April 12, 2007

Do not use DesignSlicer, the owner feels that his company is a "test" and thus he doesn't have to take his work seriously, customer service sucked and I'm overall not happy with their service.

Do not get scammed like I did.

Peter said on April 12, 2007

Another one -

John Botha said on April 16, 2007

I have tried a couple of companies listed here. But I am using for my XHTML/CSS projects. They provide a quality work and coding standard are better than any other services.

Fred said on April 19, 2007

just for your reference - I contacted both XHTML Slicer and PSD2HTML and the first said they are too busy and the other has yet to reply after 2 business days. The time frames stated on their sites are not accurate if you're looking for fast turnaround.

Andy Jacobs said on May 07, 2007

I first tested the service offered by with my own web site to make sure that I would be confident using their services for my clients. I run a small web design and development company in the UK and creating good markup and CSS is a time consuming but important job for us. The results we received back for our web site were perfect. There was absolutely no difference when looking at the source file and the html side by side, and it wasn't a simple layout either. We have since used them on 2 further jobs - again, perfect, and as I type, I know I have another 2 to send today with more coming up. As far as I'm concerned, there is no better way to do it. Even on simple jobs it will work out much more cost effective to outsource this than to do it in-house.

Patrick Bennett said on May 10, 2007

Our firm is always trying to push the boundaries of design. Even with our complicated templates, have no problem creating validated and clean code. No corners were cut here. It's quite a convenience to have such a company at our finger tips where we can turn to have the same quality work accomplished that we would do with our in-house staff. met their promised deadline and maintained great communication. No problems here!

Helen said on June 22, 2007

I know you posted the list half a year ago, but you said you would keep it updated. So, I was wondering if the prices were still the same? Thanks! Very useful :)

David Horn said on June 28, 2007

As an update to previous thoughts from me here - I still have no problem with's service, but I've been using more and more and am extremely happy with their service. It's faultless - as is their code.

Fabian C. Barrio said on July 09, 2007

Hi from Spain. My clients (Spain's #1 online newspaper) are really picky, and we worked on their site's redesign for months, changing layers and fonts and effects over and over, so at the end of the process we had a couple of incredibly messy PSD files, with over 400 layers each. I sent them to PSD2HTML, thinking that no human being could ever convert these files into something that could be usable. Their people came back asking very few questions and all of the sudden, I had an astonishing markup, really easy to understand, clean and 100% compatible. It was a pleasure to work with them. From now on, I'll design my websites only with Photoshop.

Eli said on July 10, 2007

OK, I think we've had enough fake testimonials now for PSD2HTML, thanks.

Cooper Mor said on July 28, 2007

I just launched an HTML/CSS service site today: Happy XHTML. Good luck to me :).

BJ said on July 30, 2007

I've used TheChoppr on several occasions and I can say that their service quality is always on time.

Rich said on August 09, 2007

Might as well throw my hat in to the ring! I just launched my design to xhtml service. Prices vary depending on design complexity, I'm always flexible about build or design tweaks. All builds are cross browser tested, I build email templates too if anyone's interested.

Anand said on September 03, 2007

Wow! This post was made in November of last year and its still alive- so here goes- One thing I see sorely missing in this market is coders who understand design- I feel its critical to catch the nuances- that 2px offset is just not on for a designer- The coder just might not even see it- I think it stems from an old-fashioned attribute- respect. There's not much going around these days so me and some friends set up this high-quality xhtml service and called it the old-fashioned way of doing things- Retro XHTML. In fact I wanted to advertise in this site but Jonathan was all booked- But in the mean time I've had a few good clients who seem to appreciate my approach to this (God bless them!). Does anyone even agree?
-Anand, RetroXHTML

Radu said on September 08, 2007

Our services at

Tom said on September 24, 2007

Take look at Psd Slicing it's a new slicing service, they are very cheap, but their code is quite good.

Markup4U team said on October 07, 2007

Hi Jonathan,
thank you for your great site and for being the first to create a list of CSS services.

Wea€?ve launched our own service. You can check it on

Our key policy is quality and speed. We deliver only top notch markup.
By default the markup is compatible with all major browsers, W3C valid XHTML/CSS and is SEO optimized. The delivery time is one business day.
We deliver the markup on weekends as well.

For those who prefer to alter their code in Dreamweaver we have the solution with no affect on browser compatibility.

You are all welcome to visit

Markup4U Team.

CSS Slicers Team said on August 27, 2008

Another slicing service:

The website has been started a few months ago and currently there are 3 slicers working on the clients orders almost 24 hours a day.

We have started a promotion from this week for 10% discount on all our services with promo code: all happy.

Just for the record and the purpose of this article:
days   price    Incl. Opera/Safari
   1      100$                  yes
   2       80$                   yes
   3       60$                   yes

CSS Slicers Team

Kel said on August 28, 2008 and are yet more, but I think certainly does have the most comprehensive list -- well, til now ;-)

Alex said on September 16, 2008 -- New One !

Markup Service said on October 02, 2008

Markup Service provides hand-coded conversion of designs into high quality, W3C valid, tableless XHTML/CSS.

The prices start at $139.
Delivery time a€“ less than 8 hours per page.
Each secondary page is discounted by 50%.

Janelle Bibal said on October 07, 2008

I have tried WEDOMARKUP.COM and i liked the way they code it's clean and very easy to understand. Their level of knowledge in xhtml/css is expert. They also help with the development of the site. They really charge so cheap, price starts at $85 i am really recommending them to you guys.

CSS Ninjas said on October 07, 2008

If you are looking for a real css ninja... CSS Ninjas

Martin J said on November 02, 2008

One of the best service,!
Always on time!

YouWeYouCoding said on November 17, 2008

I would like to mention also our service which offers PSD to HTML coding for $79 per homepage and PSD to Wordpress coding for $99 per homepage.

Slicejack said on February 13, 2009

Another css\xhtml service: Slicejack - All of our pages are w3 validated, hand-coded, well structured, cross browser compatible, seo friendly...

Sorry, comments are closed for this post. If you have any further questions or comments, feel free to send them to me directly.