Output of Illustrator - is it HTML?

We have a web designer off shore who's going ro design our site. She said she can give me the files in Illustrator or Photoshop.

I use Visual Studio (ASP.Net/C#) to code the site. I would need the HTML files to plug into the aspx files.

Is Illustrator's final output in HTML code?
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Illustrator does not natively output HTML.  Some version require an export to HTML operations, and I believe the latest version allows a save as a web page.  Make sure you specify that they must deliver valid HTML.

CamilliaAuthor Commented:
Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
Illustrator native file format is .ai (adobe illustrator) which is as such not useful for webdesign directly.
Illustrator however exports objects in various kinds of file formats which are great for web, like jpg and png and swf.

Last but least you can save Illustrator file as svg.

In the latest version of Illustrator CC you can also export CSS for objects which can be of huge help in developing a site. Fantastic I think.

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CamilliaAuthor Commented:
I would need the HTML. I worked with another web designer 3 yrs ago and he gave me HTML files. I used those to plug into aspx files.
Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
The designer must have made the HTML on the side – maybe based on the look he/she made in Illustrator.

Illustrator can also slice images.

But as far as I know it is not possible to make a website and export it right out of Illustrator as a working html but it has all kinds of tools that are great help in the making.

Check this out: http://rwillustrator.blogspot.com/2010/09/web-designers-rejoice-adobe-releases.html
CamilliaAuthor Commented:
I'll ask her.
Chris StanyonWebDevCommented:
It sounds as if your designer has just designed the site - i.e created the visual look of the site: colours, fonts, layouts etc. This is normal practice as the design will then be passed on to a developer to create the code for that design.

I always start off designing my sites in Photoshop, and once I'm happy with the way it looks, I'll go about creating the CSS and HTML (slicing images out of the photoshop file where needed).

Sometimes the terms web designer and web developer are used interchangeably, so speak to your 'designer' they may not even have a clue how to create the HTML - they're designers.

As for automatically creating HTML and CSS from Illustrator, Photoshop or any other format - forget it. You will never get code as good as hand-crafted code - have a look at the garbage DreamWeaver kicks out if you don't believe me ;)

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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
+1 ChrisStanyon
CamilliaAuthor Commented:
>>I always start off designing my sites in Photoshop, and once I'm happy with the way it looks, I'll go about creating the CSS and HTML (slicing images out of the photoshop file where needed).
This makes sense. Going to email the designer
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