With Portfolio Server 11, we’re continuing our mission to deliver a DAM that’s quick to setup and easy to use by providing a system that adapts to any environment. It’s DAM on your terms.
Watch this short video to learn how to quickly customize the Portfolio Server experience for your organization with the NEW brand-able Web Client. You’ll see how the Web Client will feel like an extension of your own site with your logo and branding.
May 8th, 2013 by Jim Kidwell
To kick off the upcoming WebVisions Portland conference (May 22nd-24th), we’re sponsoring a “Hackathon for Social Good” event on Sunday, May 19th.
What’s a “Hackathon” you ask? In a nutshell, designers and programmers will come together for a full day to build applications and web sites for non-profits, with tutorials from industry experts. As part of the event, we are opening up the WebINK service so the participants have access to top notch web fonts.
Local organizations who are the beneficiaries of this Hackathon include: The Dalai Lama Center, Dress for Success, Habitat for Humanity (Re)Store and Compassion & Choices.
The event is free of charge and runs from 9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. at the Open Sourcery in Portland, Ore.
If you’d like to join us, click here to RSVP.
May 7th, 2013 by Jim Kidwell
Want a chance to win a free full pass to the 2013 HOW Design Conference (a $1,295 value)??? Well today’s your lucky day! As an event sponsor, we’re giving away a pass to the person who has the most convincing reason they should be selected.
Simply comment on this post with your answer to:
“Why I should get a free full pass to the HOW Design Conference?”
Contest Entry Deadline – Sunday, May 19, 2013
One winner will be selected to receive one full conference pass and notified via email on Monday, May 20th.
Note: Conference pass winner is responsible for all transportation to and from the event as well as lodging and other expenses while attending the event.
Participants must be a legal resident of the United States or Canada, and 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees of Extensis and their immediate families are not eligible.
No entry fee is required. All eligible entries must be submitted by 11:59PM Pacific Time on May 19, 2013.
General Terms and Conditions:
One winner will be chosen at random from all entrants. By entering into this contest, all participants agree to all of the terms and conditions herein. This contest shall not apply where prohibited by applicable law. Extensis reserves the right to disqualify any participant found to be disrupting the operation of the contest or violating the terms and conditions of the contest.
The winning participant will be notified via email. If the initial winner does not respond to the notification within two business days, then another winner will be chosen. Failure to respond within two business days means that the winner forfeits the prize.
The prize is nontransferable and there are no cash alternatives. Substitutions will not be considered and politely declined. The winning participant will be solely responsible for any and all applicable taxes that may apply, and any additional costs that may be incurred by the winning participant.
Affidavit, Disclaimer of Warranty, No Liability:
By entering, the winning participant agrees that Extensis and its officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents shall not be liable for any warranty, costs, damages, losses, injuries or any other claims incurred, directly or indirectly, arising from the usage of the prize or from any prize related activity.
Extensis is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, entries or Internet technical, hardware, software or transmission failures of any kind, which may limit a person’s ability to enter the contest. If the contest cannot be run as planned for any reason, including technical problems, Extensis reserves the right to cancel, curtail, modify or suspend the contest. The contest shall be governed by the laws of the state of Oregon and shall exclude that body of law known as conflicts of law.
© 2013. Extensis, the Extensis logo, and WebINK are trademarks of Extensis. All other trademarks are property of their owners and are used solely for the purpose of identification.
May 1st, 2013 by Jim Kidwell
The WebINK team is making our way around the globe to shed light on web fonts, and I am thrilled to announce our next stop is in Extensis’ hometown- Portland, Oregon! We’re sponsoring WebVisions Portland, which explores the future of design from May 22-24.
As a sponsor, we’d like to offer you a special discount. We’ll also be giving away an iPad mini at the event, so be sure to enter for your chance to win.
Save 20% on your WebVisions Portland conference pass and workshops by:
- Clicking on the “Checkout Now” button on the registration page
- Entering the code “WEBINK”
Click here to register
Join my colleague Thomas Phinney and I for presentations and workshops at the event:
Tuesday, May 15, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Presenter: Thomas Phinney
Wednesday, May 22, 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Presenters: Thomas Phinney and Jim Kidwell
Friday, May 24, 11:15am
Presenter: Jim Kidwell
More Stops in 2013
A free update to Portfolio Server 11 is now available. This update
addresses a reported issue with video preview in the desktop client, as well as
additional fixes. Updating both the server and the desktop client is
See this list for full product compatibility information.
There is limited time left to view our webcast with Pixar’s font expert, Terry Lee Moseley. The webcast covers Pixar’s entire creative workflow, and how server-based font management fits into their work.
The webcast recording expires on May 5, 2013.
So, if you or one of your colleagues would benefit from the vast experience that Pixar has, be sure to view the webcast today.
If you’re a sport photographer, with the major league baseball season just underway, it’s time to think about how you can quickly find that “money” shot from the thousands of images you’ve taken.
Using a digital asset management system like Portfolio Server helps sports teams quickly file, organize and convert photos, videos and other types of files. The Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, and others rely on Portfolio Server to quickly find and distribute their team photos and videos.
We recently created a resource to help MLB teams and other sports organizations get started with digital asset management for their sports photography collections: sports photography resources. Check it out and enjoy a slice of apple pie while you’re at it.
April 22nd, 2013 by Jim Kidwell
Interested in all things mobile, design, back-end and front-end development? Join me next week in Las Vegas for some in-depth investigation, and probably a little bit of play time, at Future Insights Live.
I’ve been able to grab a discount code that will save you 10% off registration. Just use my name, “James” in the promo code field when you register, and whiz-bang you’ve got your discount.
I’ll be speaking about how “Typography is the New Black” in the Design track of the second day of the conference. I hope to see you there!
April 22nd, 2013 by Jim Kidwell
Recently in the District Court of Lod, Israel, a lawsuit for NIS 5 Million ($1.4 US Dollar) was filed against Microsoft Corporation for intellectual property infringement of copyright for the font “Hadassah.”
The suit alleges that Microsoft copied the font when it was creating Hadassah monotype, and Hadassah Guttmann, which are included with the Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office.
A hefty sum, this case highlights the fact that copyright laws vary from country to country. Fonts are protected like computer software in the United States, with the software itself being the copyrighted material. In other countries, Israel included, the graphic forms themselves can be copyrighted, and thus this lawsuit.
As a creative professional, keeping yourself safe from lawsuits over creative material is important to understand how and where your work will be created and used. Understanding the copyright laws of the country where you work is critical. What you can do with a specific font is most often covered by your end user license agreement, yet cases like this extend beyond any license. Be wary of copying existing creative work when developing new creative works, as even though the physical shapes can’t be copyrighted in the US, that isn’t always the case in other countries.
Our resident font guru Thomas Phinney will join the world’s top InDesign experts and the Adobe InDesign team in Austin at PePcon April 28 – May 1, 2013. Thomas will present “Fonts for Digital Publications: PDF, EPUB and Tablet Apps” on Monday, April 29, exploring the technical and legal aspects of using fonts in digital publications.
If you’re interested in attending PePcon and Thomas’ presentation, we’re offering a special discount:
Save $50 off any PePcon 2-, 3- or 4-day (Gold) pass by entering “EXTENSIS” in the discount field. To register, click here.
For more information on this session and the event, visit the PePcon site.