YouWorkForThem received a request from Belgium/NYC-based startup Checkthis to create a custom Embed Subscription License for their “social poster” service, which enables users to create compellingly-designed posters and share them with friends, merging the functionality of Instagram and Tumblr. YouWorkForThem worked quickly Read more…
As Dr. Seuss said, “How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn.” And just like that, it’s time once again for the Top Ten Fonts.
Since we wrote last year’s Top Ten post, we’ve increased our font options from 12,000 to over 19,000, and a lot of exciting changes happened behind the scenes as well. There were four new appearances, and six return champions. As always with our Top 10 List, the ranking is based strictly on sales to You: The Audience, and once again The Top Fonts of 2012 Collection saves you 30% off the original price. Read more…
Now, we are very proud to present The New Nanamee, and we hope you’ll agree with us that it is simply the most elegant, efficient way to purchase the best stock art online.
First up, the obvious–Nanamee now comes in a full-width layout, and you can now purchase items right from the thumbnail, thus making the shopping process a one-click transaction. If you have credits in your account, you can simply fly through the site selecting beautiful images, vectors and audio. Think of it like a prepaid phone card, rather than a shopping cart. We think this presents a much more efficient way to browse Nanamee’s massive stock library.
The interface is now sortable by media type at any point, and everything has been re-optimized. The images are much larger, resulting in huge previews in both “thumbnail” and “page” mode. Audio files now show runtime/duration in the file title, as well as Genre/ BPM details. There is also a new “Shuffle” sort option, which can be a great way to find inspiration for your designs.
Also, Nanamee is now powered by all-new credit pricing options, with packages as low as 70 cents per credit! Credit is available for purchase with any major Credit Card and/or PayPal.
The New Nanamee has been completely re-coded, which has increased the speed of the site by a factor of 5x, and all of the account areas have have been overhauled. “Likes” are much easier to add, view, and navigate, and “Follow” is much easier as well, with all-new sort and filter capabilities for designers you are subscribed to. You can also now log in to Nanamee using either your YouWorkForThem or Facebook account.
Sellers can now upload 20 files at a time–no more “one by one” restrictions, and the tool for adding new stock has been made faster and more efficient. Sales reports are now easier to read, and you can now export to CSV for use in your own local software/records. The new profile page design follows the new full-width layout.
Finally, thousands of new items have been uploaded into Nanamee from our exclusive YouWorkForThem stock library. For the first time ever, you can now buy these items individually, outside of their standard sets on YouWorkForThem.
And there you have it, folks. The New Nanamee. It’s live right now. Get over there and start downloading. Because with better stock art, you design better stuff, and that’s what we think 2013 is all about: Being Better.
In the four months since we launched WebFonts here at YouWorkForThem, we’ve seen a big jump in our business, thanks to customers like Coca-Cola, Starbucks, West Elm, Chronicle Books, and many others. We’re no mathmagicians, but we think that’s mainly because our pricing is so straightforward and easy for our customers to understand. People like nice things at cheap prices.
But we also think it might be because of how nimble things are behind the scenes at YWFT. We’re not a huge, publicly-traded monstrosity, so we can keep overhead low, and offer things others can’t. For example, our Unlimited WebFont plan is cheaper than some vendors’ mid-level package!
Plus, you can get the Desktop, WebFont, Mobile App, eBook AND any extended license you need, via your user account, at any time, from any device. Whatever your medium, whatever your scale, YouWorkForThem has got you covered. Cheap. Easy. How many times can we say it?
Ready for the best part? Our prices are staying right where they are.
Summer’s here (for those of us in the northern hemisphere) and the time is right, and as always we’ve been busy behind the scenes here at YouWorkForThem. We’ve got some cool new features, tweaks, and general change-for-the-better to announce, so buckle up and watch the blinking lights.
Two weeks ago, we quietly changed our whole game and introduced YouWorkForThem WebFonts to the world…and now we’ve changed everything else! Ladies and Gents, it’s the all-new YouWorkForThem.com! Well, okay, maybe not ALL new. But a lot has changed, and it’s not just a more streamlined look with a new header, new navigation, and myriad bug fixes, tweaks and flourishes–although all that got done. We’re talking BIG changes. Pop the corks, roll out the red carpet, and read on! Read more…
Ever since the “@font-face” CSS declaration, font providers have been scrambling to implement options, and let’s face it–most have been less than ideal. We’ve all tried to figure out confusing lists of unnecessary options, when all we wanted was some quick design options. And more than once we’ve been confronted by subscription payments and intrusive tracking code. YouWorkForThem says the heck with all that. We think it’s all about two things: design and efficiency.
YouWorkForThem offers the most beautiful and functional font designs in the world, and our WebFonts selection is no exception. We offer over 10,000 WebFonts, drawn from our massive catalog, and they couldn’t be easier to use–simply download and upload–that’s it. As always we are focused on design and the designer, and our Basic price is targeted at the design community, covering 50,000 monthly pageviews for 1x the desktop price, including free updates. That’s the most affordable price you’ll find.
Beautiful WebFonts, affordable prices, easy to use. YouWorkForThem does it again.
Yesterday, Apple held an education keynote event, where they introduced a number of software products that will help to reinvent how students learn. Chief among these is their iBooks Author application, which allows users to create their own textbooks for the iPad 2. Now anyone can create iBooks–and not just textbooks for education, but cookbooks, picture books–the possibilities are endless.
This is great news not only for students, but for all the graphic designers who will help design these books. Best of all, we at YouWorkForThem have been ready and waiting for this since last year–simply purchase our Extended Font License for eBooks, and choose from over 8,000 font options ready to embed in your iBooks design via iBooks Author. One easy license, one-time only. Only from YouWorkForThem.
Update: Since we posted this, we did extra testing that involved publishing a book design to an iPad, and unfortunately the fonts did not embed when published in iBook format (Apple Support Details). We are contacting Apple to find out what is the fix and or when they will enable embedding. The good news is, if you export to PDF and publish that way, the fonts will embed.
For complete details of the license (and other license options), visit our Font License page.
With major destinations like Google, Wikipedia and Craigslist dark today to protest SOPA/PIPA, our minds are on what the internet might be like if these catastrophic bills are allowed to pass. We think you shouldn’t punish the majority for the acts of a few. And we’re software providers–we know what it’s like to have our IP stolen or compromised.
As we have been developing our WebFonts licensing system, we of course need to protect our IP, but not at the expense of our customers. That’s why we have simple, easy, one-time licenses to protect our content that do not treat our customers as criminals. We think our customers’ rights are paramount, and that we should offer them a simple license–and then that’s it. No subscriptions, no serial numbers, no stalking, and most definitely no jack-booted government thugs, kicking in doors with a poisoned pen.
We keep our prices low, our licenses very liberal, and we’re completely independent–not hostage to a corporate stock price. And we are staunchly anti-government censorship and always will be, unlike some of our biggest competitors, who support these bills.
After all, we named our company after You.