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Human City by phanou36
In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New

Removal of the Outgoing Page

Please note: This change was a late addition to last week's Site Update.  We're including it again to ensure that people are aware.

We've removed the "Now Leaving deviantART.com" page that previously displayed when clicking a link that navigated to an external site. Outgoing links will still be signified with an outgoing symbol, and, to ensure a safe and enjoyable Internet experience, we encourage you to always be aware of the URL for any link you're clicking.



Change Log

  • When leaving a comment, typing lists as #1, #2, #3, etc. will no longer trigger a tag. We received a lot of community feedback about this and agreed that it was an important change to make. Changed by kemayo
  • Improvements have been made to the selection of what image displays, when sharing a Journal to a Facebook page. Changed by DEVlANT
  • For Chrome users, some default fonts were not displaying as intended. Fixed by inazar
  • A deviation's camera data would sometimes take up more than a single line of space. Fixed by szlosek
  • Display improvements have been made when viewing the FAQ on a mobile device. Fixed by baclap
  • Setting a Group as your main Group would not make it the main Group item in the Favourites drag and drop menu. Fixed by szlosek
  • Improvements have been made regarding what content displays (and how much of that content displays) when viewing the activity section of a tag page. Changed by szlosek
  • There were some visual issues, when commenting on Forum posts from the Watch Feed. Fixed by inazar

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update!

  • Deviants were generally positive about the removal of the Outgoing page, though a few deviants voiced concern about its removal. To be clear, we still monitor outgoing links as best as we can to ensure that deviants aren't led to malicious websites, but as mentioned in the What's New section, we encourage you to always be aware of the URL for any link you're clicking.
  • Deviants offered a variety of good responses to the Discuss topic about Notes. Generally, deviants are interested in real-time conversation through Notes, though a few deviants mentioned that they prefer options that are not real-time, in instances where commissions may be involved.
  • SpiritedAura mentioned that Notes displaying from oldest to newest would make it easier to read through a conversation without confusion.
  • icytemporalist and tazsaints suggested a way for Group administrators to send Notes to individuals and have the individual receive that Note from the Group itself, rather than their individual account.
  • shelaghcully mentioned that they would like to be able to use rich-text formatting, when replying to Notes.
  • adamlhumphreys suggested that marking a Note as unread should make the notification re-display as part of one's message total.

Discuss!

What smartphone OS do you use?

DeviantART needs your feedback! What smartphone operating system do you use?

Vote now

Header artwork: Human City by phanou36 

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:bug: Find a bug? Report it to the Help Desk! (Be as detailed as possible!)

Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
This week's Site Update includes bug fixes, feedback from last week's Site Update, and a poll regarding smartphone operating systems!
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Captain Marvel is getting her own film in 2018! Super exciting news.

Captain Marvel Carol Danvers by Arkenstar
Dimlight Forest by FerdinandLadera
In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New

Removal of the Outgoing Page

Update, October 24: We've removed the "Now Leaving deviantART.com" page that previously displayed when clicking a link that navigated to an external site. Outgoing links will still be signified with an outgoing symbol, and, to ensure a safe and enjoyable Internet experience, we encourage you to always be aware of the URL for any link you're clicking.

Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 4.16.19 PM by wreckling

Change Log

  • The "Give" modals displayed when giving Points and other things was not displaying correctly in iOS 8. Fixed by baclap
  • When in the Admin Area of a Group, editing the Announcements section would not save properly. Fixed by baclap
  • For new deviants, the Watch Feed would not display their activity. Fixed by helloandre
  • Status Updates would not visually retain their spacing around the edges immediately after editing, although they would displaypadding around the edges after editing. Fixed by inazar
  • In rare cases, deviations that required a viewer to be logged in to see could still display, when embedded at full size within a Journal. Fixed by trezoid

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update!

  • We received a lot of feedback on last week's update due to the launch of all the new features, and we're continually appreciative of the passion which the community shows when new features are introduced and other features are updated. We're continuing to monitor performance and community feedback at this time.
  • We've been hearing a lot of community suggestions on how the new features could be improved — some deviants compiled extensive feedback and even created mockups. Please keep it coming! Some of the interesting mockups for suggested improvements include rotane's detailed Activity suggestion, and Kiwikku's Collections and Watch Feed suggestions.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, generally deviants enjoy seeing Status Updates and artwork from Collections most, when browsing their Watch Feed. 
  • Some deviants mentioned that the amount of Group deviation submissions they see in the Watch Feed can be too much, at times. To solve this, alltheoriginalnames suggested that deviations from Groups could display the same way Collections do.
  • A few deviants mentioned that when viewing Collections in the Watch Feed, they'd like to be able to click through to individual works, rather than clicking through to the Collection first.
  • NatahanKataka suggested a "Back to Top" button, when browsing the Watch Feed. 

Discuss!

Improving Notes

We've been having early discussions about Notes and what would make a better private messaging system on deviantART. We know Notes search is a common request, but we'd like to hear what additional features or upgrades you'd like to see to the Notes system.

Here are some ideas to get you started:
  • A chat/realtime-like experience?
  • Notes between a group of deviants?
  • Easier ways to send a deviation to a friend via Notes?
  • Something else?

Header artwork: Dimlight Forest by FerdinandLadera 

Lightbulb Have a suggestion, idea, or feedback? Leave a comment here!
Lightbulb Check out a list of common suggestions!
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:bug: Find a bug? Report it to the Help Desk! (Be as detailed as possible!)

Site Update: Outgoing Link Page Removal
This week's Site Update includes the removal of the Outgoing link page, bug fixes, your feedback from last week's Site Update, and a Discuss topic about improving Notes!
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Vintage Compass by hourglassthorne
Explore the full range of DeviantArt.

With better organization and improved structure, our new navigation creates a more streamlined site experience.  Features like Today, Undiscovered, and What’s Hot have been given more prominence, while the More menu is now easily accessible with its simplified, new look.  The addition of infinite scroll on Daily Deviations allows you to quickly discover even more hand-selected deviations. This all adds up to more control over what you use most and makes it easier to discover great artists and their art.  



More Menu

The More menu, which was previously available next to the DeviantArt logo, has been better organized and moved to a more prominent and convenient location. This change was based on community feedback that its previous placement was hard to find, and its contents overwhelming.



Homepage

Your DeviantArt homepage is defined by you — it will remember which subnavigation tab you visited last.  For example, if you’re someone who loves Daily Deviations and wants to see them every time you visit the homepage, simply click Daily Deviations in the subnavigation and that section will act as your new “home” every time you return to DeviantArt.com.


Sticky Navigation

When viewing deviations on the Browse page, the subnavigation and left sidebar travel down with you as you scroll, so that other pages can easily be accessed regardless of where you are on the page. With endless scrolling on Browse pages, having the navigation readily available is handy if you’re deep into a browse experience.


And More!

Daily Deviations, now featuring endless scroll, have been added to the new subnavigation as well.  Visit the updated Daily Deviations page to easily scroll through thousands of amazing, hand-picked deviations.

Also, for deviants who prefer the Stick Menu option, it remains available, but has been relocated to your Settings page.


Improving the browse and navigation experience is part of our ongoing mission and we're eager to bring you continued updates in this area. We realize these changes may modify your daily navigation habits and appreciate your perseverance in integrating these changes into your daily routine.


Share your thoughts on the new navigation by posting a Status Update using the #NewNavigation tag.

Artist credit: Vintage Compass by hourglassthorne


good will by zakkasaurus
Welcome to Today on DeviantArt.


The Today page is the place to start your day. It's the pulse of the DeviantArt community. When art-related news happens around the world, deviant artists are among the first to respond in the most evocative ways possible. We're proud to unveil the Today page — the new human and dynamically powered newspaper for the community that reflects the stories inside of DeviantArt as they pertain to art, fandom, pop culture, and world culture.


Designed to showcase a variety of content — including editorial pieces, Journals, contests, and even deviants new to the site, the Today page reflects the undercurrent of what's happening now — both online and off.



“The new Today page is impressive. It's certainly much more dynamic and engaging now than it ever was.” —thetaoofchaos


New Content Daily

Throughout each day, the Today page updates with new stories, giving you a fresh look at what’s happening. The page’s layout changes daily to give different types of content more prominence. This is an ever-evolving project that we’ll be adjusting as we learn what works best and what the community likes the most.


The Today page improves the accessibility of various areas on DeviantArt, creating new and easier ways for both our logged-in and logged-out audiences to enter the DeviantArt experience.


We know that many deviants have established a daily routine that likely doesn't include the Today page. It's a big ask from us, but remember to give the Today page a try over the next few weeks — it's a great way to spotlight new and established artists from the community.  

Read more from techgnotic and our Content team: About the Today page.


Share your thoughts on the new Today page by posting a Status Update using the #Today tag.


Artist credit: Good will by zakkasaurus



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wreckling
Trevor
Artist | Literature
(Thiefoworld made that image up there, you should commission him if you'd like one!)

Hi! My name is Trevor, and I work in the Product Marketing department here at deviantART. If you've got any general site-related things to ask about, fire away! If I can't help you, I'll point you in the direction of someone who can. :]

If you're looking to suggest a Daily Deviation, my guidelines can be found here!
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:iconlilac-sun:
Lilac-Sun Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fuck you, fuck the DA staff, and fuck the new Deviantart.

No one likes it.And yet we're being ignored.Real mature.
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ISeeTheLattice Featured By Owner Edited 11 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you ever feel like giving up and just walking away from the ruins of your own self-imposed failure? 

To see the community react in such a strong and rather united consensus against your nonstop streaming of regressive PR bullshit by ignoring them may present all of this as a truly exceptional case of tone deaf website management.

What next Wreckling, shall you and your friends start deleting us out of the picture as you see fit?

Those of us who in our efforts gave our all to helping others in need whilst enriching the minds of those on here who were open to true artistic enrichment? 

I am mistaken... the current situation transcends any context of art or quality of submitted art at this point. 
You are peeling away at everything that made this site both familiar and habitable to those of us who could use it's potential for self advancement in tandem with its feature sets to the fullest... in exchange for placating the next generation of thoughtless digital natives who know not how to either appreciate nor to articulate an understanding of art as a cultural institution for communal growth. 

Its almost like you are throwing out the proclivities of the current user base like you can simply "upgrade" to the next iteration of hyper consumers who will forget about the existence of this site and any impact it may leave upon their lives much like the flickering datapoint of a cellular phone image; brief in its life and less dense than that of air in its impact.

Just apologize... or just give up and walk away already. 

The joke is over.
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Romeo... Romeo... whereforeart... thou ROMEO!?

     :horny:
:icondiscoplz:

On facebook, apparently. :iconteheplz:
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DRSDavidSoft1 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hey wreckling, just wanted to say that I'm a programmer, Web Designer and Developer (check my personal site here).
Do you think I can help dA in any way? I have some ideas that might improve it. :)
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:iconpuddlefisher:
puddlefisher Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Romeo, Romeo,
The book of faces will lasteth f'rev'r, Romeo.
Thou will not stopeth it with any forceth or enchafed rage,
Because timeth hither is simply not a thing;
Nor is any chance for the reverse of this fact.
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