Category Archives: Website Updates

MyStyle Now Fully SSL (https)

You may have noticed the green lock in our address bar signifying a secure URL, because we’ve gone fully secure with our whole website as well as all of our HTML5 and Render apps!

Fully SSL Support for All Customizers and Now All Website Services

MyStyle HTML5 Customizer in all of our flavors of WordPress WooCommerce plugins, OpenCart and Magento plugins, etc all support full HTTPS connections (SSL websites). This is a standard some of our development teammates such as IBM have urged us to move forward with and we are happy to say we’ve completed that transition. You can now use our HTML5 customizer on any fully SSL (https://) website, rather than http://, and this has been available in testing for months, but now we’ve also followed suit with our website and our website based services, too. With this change we’re now forwarding all http:// traffic to the https:// URL instead, with the exception of some special case URLs for legacy Renderer users.

Google and IBM Strongly Recommend It.

This standard was also suggested by Google as the new standard for all websites to move to using for their entire websites, not just the traditional usage we’ve typically used where we only use SSL for checkout and register/login (where passwords or sensitive data is used). As far as standards go, partners like Google and IBM are definitely two we like to trust and generally heed their advice!

Test Your Sites and Workflows

Please test your sites and log a ticket for any issues you may encounter on your own sites while switching to https:// with regard to our HTML5 Customizer and Print Image Renderer, and we’ll be happy to help you with the transition. For most sites, it should be as easy as changing your site to SSL and our updated plugins will automatically follow suit if the outer site is SSL.

SSL Is Recommended, but Not Required

If you’re not using an SSL website yourself, that’s ok, too. Your site can use regular http:// and our apps will adopt that protocol and use our own secure calls in the background.

Thanks

Thanks to everyone who has helped us Q/A during the transition and all of our clients who made the jump to SSL right away.

Design Your Own iPhone Case and Create Custom iPhone Cases with Case Monkey

Case Monkey Lets You Design Your Own iPhone Case and Create Custom Cases

One our favorite customization sites is our original “design your own iPhone case” online app called Case Monkey. Featuring all the latest models of iPhone from the original iPhone cases to the latest iPhone cases we keep Case Monkey up to date with the latest in iPhone personalization. You can upload your own pictures and get your own photos on any iPhone case. Use our backgrounds, featured iPhone case art, or just create just about any custom iPhone case you can think of.

Every Type of Custom iPhone Case

Case Monkey specializes in adding brand new iPhone cases as soon the latest iPhones and their phone cases are available. After we know exactly what a new iPhone is going to look like and how various phone cases hold up, (tough iPhone cases vs. thin iPhone cases), we are able to offer the best customization possible for you to design your own iPhone case online. Case Monkey also has custom tablet cases, custom Samsung cases, and of course custom iPad cases. If you’re looking for strong tough cases or cases with heavier hand feel then Case Monkey has a ton of options. If you’re looking for a slim fit or thin shield case, or just looking for cheap iPhone cases with great shipping, then Case Monkey has a ton of iPhone case options.

Create iPhone Cases and Get Your Photos Prints on an iPhone Case!

Looking for that perfect personalized gift for just trying to get some inspirational quotes on an iPhone case? Case Monkey has the top tier iPhone case designer that allows you add your own text to any custom iPhone case. Need to add your business or logo to an iPhone case? No problem! Case Monkey has one of the best wholesale iPhone case and bulk iPhone case programs. Use the contact form to learn more about corporate programs. Design your own iPhone case and create custom cases online with Case Monkey!

Design Your Own iPhone Case and Create Custom Cases Online!

Awesome Discounts on Premium Woo Commerce Plugins

We now offer the best Woo Commerce plugins with amazing discount prices in our marketplace. For the most part, we’ve got every official WooCommerce plugin by WooThemes for 50% off or better. We’re able to pass these amazing discounts on to our customers, saving you hundreds, even thousands of dollars on these plugins. If you’re looking for a specific plugin that we don’t have in our marketplace, please contact us and let us know and we can probably add it for you.

Shop Discount Woo Commerce Plugins Here

Woo Commerce Plugins

WooCommerce is well known as one of the best e-commerce systems in the world, integrating seamlessly with WordPress and making ecommerce easier than ever. That’s great, and most people get up and running with Woo Commerce just fine – until it’s time to start adding features that come in the way of plugins. WooThemes has put out lots of great plugins, but they’re all very expensive. Even for things that seem like they should be free, like PayPal as a payment method in checkout, starts at $79 and can range as high as $399 when you buy direct from WooThemes – that’s too much! If you purchase here on our website, you get the EXACT same plugin, for half the price!

Discounts on All the Best WooCommerce Plugins

We have discounts on literally all the best WooCommerce plugins by WooThemes. How is this possible? Because when you buy from WooThemes, you’re really paying for support that we can offer even better at half the price. Every plugin they sell for $100, for example, comes with 1 year support and updates. We offer the exact same thing, 1 year of support and updates, at $50 (or whatever half-off of their price is). Is their support worth paying double? No way! Plugins for the most part don’t need much support, and when you buy from us you get 100% USA-based senior level experts helping you get your plugin up and running, not generic tier-1 support and forums from WooThemes. So all-in-all, not only can you save 50% or more on your plugins for WooCommerce, but you can actually get even better support from us, too.

Ready to Shop Woo Commerce Plugins at Great Prices?

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Fly Discs Announces Custom Ultimate Frisbee Discs

Custom Ultimate Frisbee - Design Your OwnMyStyle site FlyDiscs.com recently announced that they now have custom Ultimate Frisbee discs available for customization. This is a new addition to the site’s already popular disc golf selection, and opens up the custom printed disc service to an additional sport – ultimate frisbee.

Customize Ultimate Discs Online

The new ultimate frisbee customizer is the best in the industry – for one, because it may be the only online ultimate disc design app on the web. Even if there are others out there somewhere, this is the same great design app seen used in the rest of the FlyDiscs.com site for all of their custom discs.

Upload Images, Choose Colors, Add Custom Text, and more

Custom Ultimate Frisbee DiscIf you’re not familiar with FlyDiscs, they allow users to design their own custom printed discs online in a matter of minutes. The design tool is very easy and intuitive to use, allowing users to create their designs with different options for uploaded images, backgrounds, foregrounds, text, color fades, and more of the great MyStyle app features.

Ultimate frisbees are a bit more friendly to a wider audience as they are larger, and an ideal choice for a disc to play catch or a round of ultimate with. This is a great addition to the fly discs catalog and one that has already had a huge response and great reviews. We look forward to ordering one of our own with our logo on it!

Read More About the New Custom Ultimate Frisbees »

Custom-Car-Wraps.com Launches Custom Magnets!

Custom Car Magnet ExampleMyStyle website Custom-Car-Wraps.com, a leader in the industry for customers to create mockups of vehicle wraps quickly and easily online, has introduced new products including custom magnets. This is a big shift for the company whose previous focus was entirely wraps and searching out wrap shops from their directory.

A Very Affordable Alternative

This new product offering from CCW is really a perfect fit for the business owner or marketer who is exploring vehicle advertising, but doesn’t want to shell out the $1000 to $10,000 that a full vehicle warp is well known to cost. Instead, a custom printed magnet like the ones they are offering now brings a whole new price point that just about anyone can afford, $50 or even less for a smaller size. If you’ve been wanting to do a vehicle wrap or ad and a wrap has just been out of your budget, then a custom magnet is a perfect solution for you.

Custom Magnets Are Reusable

Another great advantage of using magnetic signage for vehicle advertising is that they are completely removable, reusable, and easily applied to any metal surface like a car door without needing any installation help. It’s a true DIY product. With a magnet, you’re able to use it with any vehicle you want, whenever you want, saving a lot of money. Going to work – slap it on. Going on a date? Take it off! Any self-employed service or business owner can really appreciate that flexibility to have a branded vehicle advertisement exactly when you want it.

Design Your Own

Design a Custom Magnet Online with Custom-Car-Wraps.comAs with any MyStyle product, the Custom Magnets that are available now on Custom-Car-Wraps.com are easily designed online in minutes. Adding your own logo, some eye catching colors, some custom text or contact info and a web address, are all super easy and can be done by just about anyone without any need for photoshop or any design software knowledge. It’s easy, quick, and free to design and save as many as you want!

Learn More About Custom Car Magnets Here

New Feature: Editable 3D Canvas Wrap View for Design Your Own Canvas

Making Canvas Wraps Easier Than Ever with this Awesome New Feature: 3D Wrap Views

We’re happy to announce the availability of a new feature for Canvas Wraps Customizer (or any custom rectangular printed product where the graphic wraps around the squared edges). The 3D Wrap view helps users understand instantly where the “bleed” and “wrap” zones are instantly, without having to think about what a “bleed” is or read the help bubble trying to explain the concept. This makes accuracy of print images increase significantly, as many users previously were a bit confused about where their text should and shouldn’t go.

Customizing a Canvas Print in the 2D Full Template View Mode

3 Automatic View Modes In Customization

The feature consists of automatically switching between a 3D-Wrap View, a 2-D Full Template view including outer bleed/wrap areas, and the final Cropped Straight-On View. The first two, the 3D wrap view and the 2D Full Template view, switches back and forth automatically as the user works on their design. When they mouse over the canvas, they see the full view, to position their objects inside the red bleed/wrap guide line, keeping their text inside the “safe zone”. When they reach step 4 to complete their order, the outer areas of both views are cropped off and hidden to show the final product straight on, eliminating any question of what will be cut off around the edges vs on the front face of the canvas. This final straight on view sends thru as their main image, staying consistent with the traditional artwork view that is expected on art print and canvas sites.

Completed Custom Canvas - in 3D Wrap View Feature

DPI, Accuracy, Inches & Pixels

Our manufacturers’ specs are met to the inch and pixel with exact settings to ensure accuracy. Users can’t be bothered with understanding DPI, PPI, bleed in inches, or any of that. The information is there for them in a help bubble if they are curious, but really they want to know what they see on screen is what they get in the mail, and that’s exactly what our accuracy can ensure.

Try It Out at MakeCanvasPrints

Our Beta release is testing now on MakeCanvasPrints.com – perhaps the easiest custom canvas print design tool on the web today.  MCP enables happy customers who design their own canvas prints with photos, effects, and tons of cool custom text additions every single day:

Design a Custom Canvas Print
 

Mobile Customizer Is Launched! Design Your Own Products in HTML5!

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new product customizer for mobile web! We’re pushing the boundaries of HTML5 and web tech to bring mobile customization and mobile personalization to the MyStyle Platform. You’ll see our new mobile product design tool rolling out across many of our sites as we test the waters and launch new features. So far so good and the designs are looking great. If you want to see it in action head over to design your own skateboard on your phone at Whatever Skateboards or try it out by getting your phone pictures printed on canvas and MakeCanvasPrints.

Screenshots of Our Mobile Customizer

Want to take a peek at our mobile customizer? Here’s a few screenshots we snapped so you can take a look:

Whatever Skateboards Mobile Customizer MakeCanvasPrints Mobile Customizer

So… What’s It Like? How Are The Designs?

We’ve tested this on multiple devices and the experience is great on both phones and tablets. We’re super happy with the performance on iPhone 5 and iPads in particular and the experience is the the current best in class. We’ll be adding more spice to our mobile customizer coming soon; new features are on their way! It is definitely exciting to see mobile tech and HTML5 break through previous performance and UX barriers to become a viable option for mobile customization apps and mobile personalization apps. The designs on the products coming out look great!

What Products Are Available?

Using our MyStyle API we’re able to provide nearly our entire product catalog from all manufacturers and printers to be designed on cell phones and other devices. That’s a staggering number of products that are live for people to design! We have to admit, its pretty fun to try the mobile customizer so give it a whirl and let us know what you think.

Site Launch!

The new MyStyle Platform website has launched! Stay tuned to the MyStyle blog for exciting updates about new features, findings from our case studies, new feature releases, special offers, and more! Check back regularly as the site expands with more about the true power of the MyStyle Personalization Platform. Subscribe to our blog to receive automatic updates, and don’t worry, we won’t spam you! Looking forward to a great year and best of luck to everyone in 2014, it’s going to be a big year for all of of the businesses in the MyStyle family.  :) Happy Holidays