Submitting designs to galleries has always been a hectic task for designers. Do you agree with me? This post is to give you an overview on the procedure I follow to make this easy. If you have better ideas please do contribute via the comment form below.
1. Firefox Sorry IE users!
2. InFormEnter AddOn for firefox
3. Details about your logo/website (will explain this below)
4. Image of your logo in various dimensions (will explain this as well)
I assume that you’ve already read my post – 22 Sites & Galleries to submit your logos. In this post I’ll walk you through my logo design submission process, which can be made use for CSS gallery submissions as well.
Step 1: Bookmarking the gallery forms
The first step is to bookmark all the submission forms of famous galleries. I know it’s not that easy, but trust me it will make things easy. Open a blank firefox window and then open all the logo gallery submission forms mentioned here in separate tabs. Once you’ve opened all, go to Bookmarks Menu > Bookmark All Tabs (or Shift + Cmd/Ctrl + D)
This would open a pop-up, wherein you can add a name for the bookmark folder. Choose ‘Bookmarks Toolbar’ from the dropdown and click the “Add Bookmarks button”.
Awesome! You’ve created a ‘Bookmark folder’ for your logo submission which you can now access from your Bookmarks toolbar.
Whenever you come across a new submission form you can add them to this folder.
Step 2: Prepare a list of all possible form fields
The next task is to make a list of all possible submission form fields. I’ve created one for logo design submission. If you’re the creator of the logo, the first 8 items remain same for all your logo submissions. We’ll see how to make use of this list in the next step.
Designer Website Title
Designer Website URL
Title/Name of the logo
Logo URL (if your logo is already online)
Description of logo
Step 3: Using InFormEnter to fill the forms
I hope you’ve already installed this addon. If not do it right now, it’s really worth! Now you should see a blue arrow icon on the bottom right of your Firefox status bar. Click the icon and select “InFormEnter Options”.
So you have the pop-up ready to enter the list of form fields mentioned above. See the image below to know how I created the list for the “Beetle Nut” logo
Step 4: Prepare your images for submission
This is critical since the image dimensions accepted by each gallery varies. Here goes a list of sizes accepted by most logo galleries.
I usually create a folder for each logo, re-size the logos and name them based on these dimensions. But make sure the file size is low. See the images below.
This makes the form submission process easy!
Step 5: Start Submitting… Enjoy!
Once InFormEnter is activated you would notice a blue icon near each form field. Now all you need to do is click the icon and select the entry! As simple as that!
Do you already follow a better procedure? If so please share it here.