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New Deviation Page Testing

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 2:33 PM


Deviation pages are one of the most visited areas of deviantART. With hundreds of millions of deviations to view, and 65 million people browsing the site each month, we want to ensure that navigating deviation pages is as seamless as possible, allowing visitors to get the most of their viewing experience.

What's new?


All deviation details, like an artwork's description, submission information, stats, and sharing options, now appear directly beneath the deviation. (When viewing your own artwork, the Edit and Delete buttons also appear beneath the art, so you no longer have to search the sidebar to find essential tools.)


The right-hand sidebar now focuses on items related to the deviation. The first item featured in the sidebar is More From This Artist. Thumbnails in the More From This Artist section have been made larger and are now based on an advanced algorithm that will surface work that is more relevant to the art currently being viewed, helping to bring more attention to you and your art. 

Beneath More From This Artist in the right sidebar, you'll find More from deviantART results (formerly titled More Like This) and Featured in Groups, if that deviation has been accepted into any Groups.


We've been testing the new deviation page changes to logged-out visitors for quite some time and have monitored performance, making updates as needed to help further traffic to you and your art. When comparing old vs. new deviation pages with logged-out traffic, we found that visitors seeing the new deviation page were:
  • 2.5 times more likely to click to view another piece of art by that artist
  • 4 times more likely to click through to view that artist's Gallery
  • 12 times more likely to view Prints by that artist

Testing new vs. old deviation pages


Rolling out changes on deviantART is always a big deal and we're well aware that any change we make -- especially to something as integral as our deviation pages -- affects millions of people. We've already been testing the new deviation page changes to logged-out visitors for quite some time and have monitored performance, making changes as needed to help further traffic to you and your art.

Powered by data and feedback from our logged-out tests, we're now ready to test new vs. old deviation pages to deviantART's logged-in audience.  Testing two similar, yet different, versions of our deviation page will allow us to gather information and effectively compare which version performs better and is better received by the community.

By the time you read this journal, we'll have already implemented our new deviation page testing. When viewing deviation pages, you'll either see the new or old version. During this testing period, there is no way to switch from new to old, or vice versa.

Thank you!


Thank you for helping us test out the changes to the deviation page. When making changes to the site, we want to be sure that we are providing a better experience, and your use of the site and feedback in doing so helps us to provide the best deviantART possible.


Deviation pages are one of the most visited areas of deviantART. With hundreds of millions of deviations to view, and 65 million people browsing the site each month, we want to ensure that navigating deviation pages is as seamless as possible, allowing visitors to get the most of their viewing experience.
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Ask-Alene Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Artist
just a note:

I find the Logout from different platforms a terrible idea. Seems to be really hacker friendly.
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PepoFaec Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also- when I look at that button, I feel like I'm favoriting the artist instead of the submission. 
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PepoFaec Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please move the favorite's button back. I'm not one suffering from this crazy but that's the ugliest setup I've ever seen. Don't you think that grouping buttons would be a lot less chaotic and be more visually appealing to the eyes? 
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SailorCross Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
for the love of all that is good remove me from the A/B test group! I don't care if there is no way to switch from the new to the old. I WANT OUT!
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iPersonator Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
We don't want this! We want an edit button in our comments.
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oliverdylan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
nice all pic'x
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TentacleRaptor Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate it. Like the new journal/gallery pages, it's a cluttered obnoxious mess. I hate the large pageview thing too. It's making everything into a damn popularity contest and thus shames the artists who only get maybe 20 views. It's awful and I hate it a lot. 

Ugh, you guys are really pissing me off. All you're doing is creating more bugs, more problems, and this is why your severs have crashed 3 times this month.
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SailorCross Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Please remove me from the A/B testing group. I don't like being forced into this especially when I was never asked. I have two other accounts which I will provide. If you're so desperate for feedback here's mine I hate Sta.sh! I don't like the saving of things I decide against posting, I also don't like rich text, I don't like where the submit button is located in the gallery tabs makes it look ridiculous, I also don't like the removal of the buttons in the journal in favor of the same submit thing in the gallery. I Hate the use of Sta.sh writer, it slows my chrome and the tool bars are bothersome especially since I will never use them! Oh and let's not forget the continual forceful testing! I did not ever express written or otherwise my approval for this. Is it in the terms of service? Please show me where I consented! I also don't like the new comments, it was fine the way it was. Let's see... what are my other grievances... the forceful usage of Sta.sh and the occasional "You can't submit due to unknown error!" Chat disconnects me for no reason and then reconnects me, also it doesn't like Opera. Oh and I'm not too fond of having my deviation save to Sta.sh just for it to be submitted, it reminds me of Peoplesoft where you have to go through thirty windows to get it to work.
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zombie-67 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013

I see we have a new layout. In general it is okay.

But there is a real problem. It used to be that the "Remove from Messages" button was always in the same place. No scrolling around on the page to find it. You could keep the pointer in the same place to click it over and over, as needed.

Now the button moves around according to the change in size of each image. This is a real pain, when trying to go through hundreds of images a day.

Please move it back to a fixed position.

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Fluna Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm happy beyond words that at last the right sidebar showcases more of the artist and that gives it priority! Really good change, I'm digging it!!
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