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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 

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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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News and Art Features
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Blue Embrace by Pixelfusionen
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

Bringing You Closer to the Community

As DeviantArt grows, we strive to find more ways to connect you with the things and people that matter to you most. After months of designing, testing, and engaging in community conversations around the shape of things to come, we're proud to announce a series of features that will bring you closer to the community. These new features include:
  • New Site Navigation: 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.
  • Today Page: The Today page is the place to start your day. It's the pulse of the DeviantArt community — 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.
  • Watch Feed & Status Updates: The Watch Feed creates a sequential stream of activity from your watchlist, including deviations, Journals, Collections, Status Updates, and more. Status Updates let people share quick updates about what they’re working on or what inspires them. Find an awesome deviation? Share it in your Status Update.
  • Improved Collections: You can now watch Collections, delivering you a custom stream of daily inspiration to your Watch Feed. Collections are now visible on deviation pages and tag pages, giving curators more exposure. Become a curator and create Collections of artwork around topics or genres you love.
    • Tags: Tags create landing pages around topics — making it easier to discover related artwork, bringing together artists and art appreciators, and forming communities around common interests. As DeviantArt grows and creates new ways to discover great content, we believe tags will play an important role in better surfacing artwork.

Read more »



Change Log

  • When navigating away from the Watch Feed, the page would not retain where one left off browsing. Fixed by inazar
  • Uploading an avatar would not always work, when uploading smaller images in the "Complete Your Profile" walkthrough. Fixed by trezoid
  • In Sta.sh Writer, pasting a Sta.sh URL into a document would not work as intended. Fixed by trezoid
  • For Chrome users, tabs on pages of Groups you admin were misaligned. Fixed by baclap
  • On the Submit page, the Add Media toolbar would sometimes overlap the submit button, if opened and closed repeatedly. Fixed by baclap
  • When resizing a Journal thumbnail in Sta.sh Writer, the handles for resizing the thumb would not be in their correct location. Fixed by trezoid
  • When including thumbnails in comments, unnecessary extra space would be added on all sides. Fixed by trezoid

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us.
  • Responses to the Discuss topic varied, though in general deviants were positive about taking part in art challenges of most kinds.
  • Generally deviants value daily challenges for how they push you to create quickly without being intimidating as far as quality level goes. By the same token, deviants like weekly and monthly challenges because the challenges push them to improve at their craft while creating.
  • As part of the release of the new Today page, art challenges are now present on the DeviantArt homepage! You can get started by checking out the Horrorscope Challenges. What timeframe would you prefer to see, when taking part in these challenges and challenges in the future?
  • For deviants who responded saying that they don't take part in art challenges, the main reason given was lack of time to participate. 

Discuss!

Watch Feed

When browsing your Watch Feed, what types of content do you like to see most? What content do you see too much of? What other things would you like to see, when scrolling?

Header artwork: Blue Embrace by Pixelfusionen 

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

Site Update: New Features
This week's Site Update includes the launch of several features to the community, including the new site navigation, Today page, Watch Feed, Status Updates, and more!
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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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Trevor
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(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. :]

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Ozzyiommi Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please, just stop. Stop with the shitty updates. Listen to your beta testers. Shit man, just listen to half of the people who are on your site. We both know you can't fix this, so why not revert back to classic and stuff? DeviantART is like coca cola. They were selling so well, until they changed their formula and everybody hated it. That's exactly what admins are doing with dA. Changing the formula - and you all should stop.
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Catchfiya Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The latest update fucking sucks!

Do you know of any websites more like deviantart was back in 09?
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Silver-of-the-night Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
why won't you listen to half the community?  i know money does not grow on tress but that does not mean you ignore half the community and turn this site into a green facebook O_o 
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Midnight-Star234 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Bring the new update back this new update is crap.
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Danzilla1996 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why did you do this to DA, man? It's garbage now
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