What is UpLabs?
UpLabs is a place for designers and developers to find, share and buy inspiration and resources to build apps and sites.
On UpLabs, every designer and developer can:
1. Browse and find inspiration on our daily showcases for Material Design (Android), iOS & macOS, and Site.
2. Search for specific UI elements and solutions;
3. Share her/his work (design, library, snippet, app, site) as inspiration or as a freebie;
4. Sell her/his work (themes, templates, icons, etc).
Make a submission
Who can make submissions?
Everyone! Go for it, submit one now.
How can I submit my work?
Click on the submit button from the homepage (top right corner). You will need:
1. A URL that links to the content (site, store app, portfolio page, code snippet, etc.).
2. A preview image (800 x 600 pixels). One will automatically be uploaded, but if you want to change it click on the image to upload a new one.
Other than that simply follow the instructions to fill in the form. Before completing your submission, we ask you to provide the maker's twitter username name. This is optional but highly recommended as we aim to give recognition to all makers.
Your submission will then be reviewed by the MaterialUp team. If approved, it will then get in a queue to be showcased.
What kind of content can I submit?
Basically any kind, but preferably from these websites:
Can I submit someone else’s creation?
Absolutely you can, as long as you don’t put yourself as the creator but only as the submitter. If you do, we will have no choice but delete your account.
How long does it take for something to be showcased?
We get tens of submissions every day (thank you!), so it varies. But it usually takes between 2 and 12 days from the moment you make a submission and it being showcased on the site (if approved).
I made a submission but I don't see it showcased.
If that was 2 minutes ago, that's because it's currently under review! In fact, the review process can take up to 12 days, so bear with us until make a decision. In the meantime, make another submission! Please don't submit the same post multiple times, unless it has significantly evolved.
What do you showcase? What is the best way to be featured?
Our aim is to provide a daily gallery of inspiration for all.
We showcase work that is based on the Material Design guidelines that will inspire other designers in their work. It is important that it's beautiful, polished, and inspired by Material Design.
For example, we would showcase a clever Material Design transition that delights users even if the colours aren’t 100% Material Design; however we would not approve an icon design that is 100% Material Design but doesn’t have an artistic input to it.
So submit work that used the material design guidelines (fully or partially), that shows artistic skills to inspire your peers, and it should be all good! You can submit designs, tutorials, resources or articles.
Here are some great examples:
- Slack Icon
- Navigation at the bottom
- Accept/Cancel Concept Tutorial After Effects
MaterialUp isn't the place for other trends, unfinished creations or to showcase an entire portfolio at once.
How do I know if a post has been rejected?
If your design isn’t approved, you will receive an email notifying you and explaining why. Don't worry though, there is no limit on how many submissions you can make to MaterialUp. So don't hesitate to submit another one!
Why was my submission rejected?
There can be many reasons why your submissions was rejected, but here are the two most commons ones:
- It does not follow Material Design guidelines at all. We do approve submission that are not fully Material Design, however it should have a Material Design feel to it or have one aspect that is Material design, for example a colour palette or transition.
- It is not finished, or “polished”. We like to showcase beautiful work that will inspire other creators.
- The preview was not the right size (800 x 600).
If you're the creator, we encourage you to work on it again, polish it, and re-submit it. If it's inspiring for others, it will likely be approved!
Can I submit a paid item from a Marketplace?
You can submit a paid item as inspiration, as long as it doesn’t link directly to a Marketplace (to a separate demo link is fine).
How can I report someone as not the creator?
Please contact us as soon as possible at [email protected] and explain why the person is a fraud with a link to the post.
Profile & Verified members
What is a verified user?
A verified user is a user of the MaterialUp community who has been given special access. When s/he makes a submission to MaterialUp, it will be showcased instantly.
I’m a verified member, why was my submission deleted?
In some rare cases, we may delete a submission by verified members if it does not align with the MaterialUp vision of showcasing work that is beautiful and polished.
How do I become a verified user?
Verified users are selected one by one by the MaterialUp team based on the quality of their past submissions. So the best way is for you to become one is by submitting quality work! It can be yours, your friend's or beautiful work you come across on the internet.
How can I create my profile?
Profiles are automatically created for each maker who had a piece of their work showcased.
Why was my comment deleted?
The MaterialUp team and selected moderators monitor. We are pretty open and aim for people to discuss each other’s work; however we will delete comments if you cross the line on a couple points:
– Be respectful of other people’s work, don’t insult people. Instead, provide constructive feedback that will be helpful to the maker and others reading your comment.
– Don’t put a link to another marketplace. If you wish to sell a product, please make a submission to the MaterialUp Market
I’d like to delete a post, how can I do that?
We don't encourage you deleting posts because the purpose of MaterialUp is not to build a portfolio, but rather to inspire, learn and see each other's progress. In fact, anyone is welcome to submit design or code updates (significant ones), without deleting previous versions. Besides, if your work was originally approved is because it was good! However we understand that there may be situations where you need to have a post deleted (fraud, copyright, etc.). If you need or want to delete a post, please contact us at [email protected]. Make sure to provide an explanation and links to the post you’re referring to.
My company is hiring, can I advertise on UpLabs?
You can advertise in our weekly newsletter and reach over 60K talented designers, developers and product managers. Submit your ad here.
Do you have a mobile app?
Not yet! But the site is responsive so feel free to visit it from your mobile!
How many posts are showcased every day?
We showcase 24 posts a day. We find that it creates enough room for many to get exposure while enabling quality to play a role in the selection of posts. Learn more here.
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