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Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 6:38 PM

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.

Change Log

  • All thumbnails on deviantART now use CSS shadows instead of images. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Pagination for the Watchers widget on one's Profile Page did not work properly. Fixed by szlosek
  • In rare cases, deleted Gallery Folders would continue to display. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • Print submission was not available when using the desktop site on a mobile device. Fixed by yury-n
  • The Admins widget on Group Profiles would always display the default way, even if that Group had set a custom order for the widget. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • The Countdown widget for Groups had some overlap problems. Fixed by szlosek
  • When editing one's Commissions Widget, it would automatically focus on the description when opened. Fixed by helloandre
  • The Download button on Literature deviations would erroneously display a resolution size. Fixed by szlosek
  • In Internet Explorer 9, the tabs on the top of the Profile Page would have a black background. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • Print descriptions were formatted differently from deviation descriptions. Fixed by iconocrash
  • A small number of newly registered deviants were unable to comment. Fixed by muteor
  • When no more apps were available to install on a Group page, the icon for adding apps would still appear. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • The Friends menu in the top right corner of the site would sometimes duplicate usernames if double-clicked to open. Fixed by fartprincess
  • When trying to navigate past the total number of pages for some sections of the site (such as Comments), the error message would be unclear. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • A user's Browse preference settings could be changed by performing a keyword search. Fixed by helloandre
  • Some critiques containing emoticons were incorrectly formatted and not displayed properly in the Message Center. Fixed by szlosek
  • The "Authorize" button on the Apps & Uploads section of the Settings page did not work. Fixed by muteor
  • Newly submitted PNG images were erroneously detected as transparent for a short period. Fixed by muteor and shadowhand
  • Some areas on one's Gallery Stats page would consistently display usernames as lowercase. Fixed by fartprincess / Submit

  • When dragging an item and scrolling at the same time, the content that would show up when scrolled to would appear to be added to the dragged item. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Under some circumstances, some items would unintentionally end up in more than one Gallery Folder when submitted. Fixed by kouiskas Writer

  • The left and right arrow keys would not always navigate from one item to another when browsing in another deviant's stack, because Writer would take its focus. Fixed by inazar
  • There were some page jumping issues in Mobile Safari. Fixed by inazar
  • There were some markup issues when in HTML mode. Fixed by kemayo
  • Dragging styled page elements into Writer in browsers other than Google Chrome would result in unallowed styles being included in the Writer document. Fixed by kemayo

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback left on last week's update! Here's some of what you had to say:
  • Feedback regarding the "Add file to my" button was mixed. Some deviants voiced concern file security, while others mentioned that files in are private until you share the link to begin with.
  • Responses to the Discuss topic varied. Some of the use cases mentioned include using as a means of sharing works in progress or delivering completed work for commissioners, as an area to prepare Journals and events for Groups, or as a place to share their art with friends prior to submitting to deviantART.
  • Some deviants would like Share buttons to be available for Blogger and WordPress. Suggested by sira


Group Gallery Settings
For those of you who help administrate Groups, have you ever changed the Group's Gallery Submission settings from the default options? If so, what have you changed, and why? Did you find the process of changing it easy to navigate?

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This week's Site Update includes bug fixes, feedback, and a discussion topic regarding Groups!
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FantasyLost Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
I agree with the members who very much dislike dA's new link formatting. Like the majority of computer users, I can tell where the link leads just by pointing to the link and checking the link content readout on my computer's display. And if I choose to skip that quick look and just go ahead and click on the link, I still get dA's warning about the offsite link. What more waving-of-arms do we all need from the dA site to keep us from venturing onto questionable sites? 

I also think the new link formatting ruins the appearance of any page they appear on. We often go to great lengths to format our pages so they look nicely organized, and then the extended links offset all our efforts.
GnarlyRockerchick Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The new way links are displayed with the arrow pointing out is really distracting and I think frankly unnecessary. I liked it better when outgoing links just said [link]. It saved a lot of space. As well as now in journals when you have buttons with outgoing links the buttons become larger and change the aesthetic flow of the journal. It really just doesn't look good.
The-music-of-hands Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Photographer
I've been a member of this site for a number of years now and have never had a problem uploading, but for the past couple of months, I can't seem to upload ANYTHING on this site, either the normal way or via STASH. It's a very irritating issue that has obviously not been fixed and if it won't, I'll take myself off of the site.
I just don't see a point in continuing a subscription if won't even let my upload my art.

And I know it's not my computer, because I can upload my files to any other hosting site available...

It's just been very frustrating for me, and I'm not quite certain who I should direct this problem to.


a very frustrated member
photodeus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013   General Artist
Wow, they still haven't fixed that? It happened with Firefox version 23.
Here is the solution…
johnnyharadrim Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
I can't upload to either my Stash or normally.
The-music-of-hands Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Photographer
I have been having the same difficulty now, and it is a very irritating issue that should be resolved.
photodeus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013   General Artist
If you are using Firefox, here is the solution.…
DEZZEYLAND Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Two things... I've been getting a lot of unrelated stuff in the suggested area next to my work. What ANNOYS ME is I have suggestions posted by people on my BLOCKED list. This really needs to be addressed. I am sure it is something the good people who code this site probably did not consider. But there it is. Please make that change so we are not displaying the work of those we choose to not associate with on this site.

Also, for related work from our own accounts... Many of us have discussed this and feel it would benefit many users to be able to select what is featured. An option of "Randomly Select" or "Member Preferred" would be greatly appreciated. Even if it has to be for premium only. Some feel what is selected does not represent the account owner quite the way they prefer. The feature is great, but adding control of the account owner would really help.

Thank You
fuzzyviking Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
I am no longer able to use the time filters. No matter what I choose of "popular last 3 days", "last week" or whatever, I always get everything. This really limits usability for me as I cannot see what is new.
wreckling Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   Writer
Hi there! You'll want to file a bug report at the Help Desk. :)
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