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We are always educating our designers about submission standards to ensure a hassle free design process. In today’s post we are reaching out to our web designers to share some important submission guidelines.
Web Design Submission Checklist – Web Designing 101
When submitting web design drafts to Logo Design Guru and MycroBurst, web designers must be sure that their design drafts are up to standards. Please make sure that you follow all of the following criteria:
1. Web Template Draft Size
Your design template should be 1001px in 72 DPI, PNG format. Do not stick to the traditional 800 x 600 pixels as it is outdated.
With various screen options available today, web templates should be flexible enough to adjust to all sizes. Customers can sometimes also demand for liquid or fluid templates that are meant to consume all 100% of screen width. You may send in liquid drafts only when it has been specially requested by the client.
2. Correct Color Standard
Nearly all monitors are RGB calibrated, which is why your web template should also be in RGB mode. Web designers can also manipulate CMYK, HSB, LAB and hexadecimal values to get the right RGB colors. You can search online for color values to find the perfect shades for your web template design.
3. Web Template Optimum for HTML
Web template should always be optimum for both Table & Table, less html methodology. Odd designs or design elements may look good as a template, but optimization on several different browsers does not often look right.
4. Prefer Using Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop is not good for logo designing. However, it is exclusively recommended for web template designs. At Logo Design Guru and MycroBurst we accept layer based web designs in PSD format, with each layer having specific folders and names.
This allows the customer to easily review the template and analyze details of various layers. We highly recommend using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 or higher.
5. Avoid Clipart and 3rd Party Stock Images
Do not use clipart. Images from a 3rd party source can be used only if the source website has deemed images as royalty free. An alternative option is to use images from a 3rd party that has a watermarked logo. You can then supply image ID along with the final source files so the client can buy those images.
6. Don’t Use Watermarks On Web Design Draft
Do not add watermarks on web design drafts as it hampers visibility.
Before submitting a web design to any project make sure you have fulfilled all the requirement given above. In case of any query regarding submission guidelines, feel free to contact us.
February 6th, 2012
Don’t know why you received a warning? Wondering why your logo designer friend was banned from our design community? Receiving a copyright warning from the design community about wrong practices is the same as receiving a red card. It should send enough signals to a designer for him/her to re-analyze their performance. For those who still can’t figure out where they went wrong, fret not! Today’s post is all about guiding you out of oblivion.
When submitting logo designs on LogoDesignGuru there are a few things all designers must avoid unless they want to earn a warning and be labeled as a cheat. Some of these things might seem trivial, but let us assure you that they are very important:
1. Using Clip Art & Stock Images – NO! Avoid this at all costs. If it’s not your creation, don’t use it. Be Original and create your unique art.
2. Using Free Graphic Symbols – They are free, meaning anyone anywhere in the world can use them. These free images come with all paid copies of the software so avoid using them!
3. Using Overused Concepts – Using overused logo design concepts is neither creative nor original. It’s cheap and clichéd. You don’t want to be known as the copycat of our design community so come up with unique concepts.
4. Using Abusive Language – Abusing fellow designers or clients on our platform will earn you a ticket out! Harsh comments and sour language will not be tolerated. If you have a problem, it is best to either report it to us or try to solve it professionally yourself.
5. Using Fake Trademark Report – Trying to defame another designer by creating a fake trademark report is ethically wrong and unacceptable. Those caught doing so will be immediately banned from our community.
6. Using Derivative Concepts – If it’s not your original idea, don’t use it. Copying ideas from other designers or creating clichéd logos and submitting them as your own, even after making a few changes, is absolutely wrong. If you can’t come up with an original concept, don’t participate in the logo design contest!
7. Using the Same Logo in Multiple Contests – Don’t attempt to submit the same logo in multiple contests. In your design is chosen as winning design in more than one contest, you will be disqualified for cheating and will be expelled from our design community.
Dear designers, we care about you and that is why our posts are aimed at educating you regarding the dos and don’ts of participating in logo design contests. We don’t want you making mistakes that will end up costing you your career and, more importantly, your reputation.
Logo Design Submission Guidelines – The Best Designer Practice!
Here are 10 things logo designers need to keep in mind when submitting their logo design drafts on LogoDesignGuru:
- Submit the Logo Design in Correct size of 2 MB max
- Logo Design Dimensions should be 186 x 135 pixels in 150 DPI
- PNG Format for Logo Design Draft is Preferable
- Add One Logo Design Per Draft
- Center Align your Logo Images before Submitting
- Use White or Solid Backgrounds for Logos
- Avoid Adding Borders to your Design Draft
- Use Original Concepts and Make them from Scratch
- Use Pantone Color Standard Only
- Read and Understand the Rules and Designer Guidelines
There you have it! Avoid doing the seven things mentioned above and you will not get banned from our design community, while our ten guidelines mentioned will give you an edge over other logo designers who submit haphazard designs without paying attention to rules.
January 5th, 2012
Welcome back to LogoTalk!
We are proud to present a brand new look of the blog. This is just the first step towards a fresh approach. Our revamped blog is ready to roll and provide its readers with informative posts and entertainment alike.
We intend on making LogoTalk an ideal place for new and old designers – so whether you are a graphic design student, an amateur logo designer, an upcoming artist or a professional in the design field, we intend on making this blog a real treat for you.
LogoTalk’s new theme was specifically created to be clean cut giving you, as visitors, more accessibility to the blog and its various sections.
What do you think about our theme? Give us your feedback. We love to hear from you!
We will be starting off with a few educational posts regarding logo designing and branding – something that both the design community and the business owners might find interesting. Feel free to send in your suggestion and feedback about the blog posts.
We’re very excited to share with our readers… So why wait? Let’s talk logos!
September 20th, 2011