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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


Introducing Commissions on deviantART

We've launched our new Commissions widget to everyone, enabling artists to generate real earnings through custom creations. Artists can list their commission availability through the widget on their profile, clients can then request commissions from them, and once the artist accepts, they receive payment which then shows up as profit on their My Earnings page.



Brush Updates for deviantART muro

Several additions have been made to deviantART muro in the form of new brush tools!
  • We've been beta testing a text brush that is now released to everyone. You can paint on your canvas with words, and there's a large variety of fonts to choose from!
  • Based on a suggestion by WilloughbyArevalo, we've also added to the eraser tool, so that you can erase using some of the same stylistic brushes that you use to draw! This allows for an even more dynamic creation experience with deviantART muro.

Coming Soon: The New Submit Art Page!
One of the most heavily used features on deviantART is getting an upgrade! We'll soon be releasing improvements to the submission process. From uploading and selecting files to choosing a category, every step has been re-designed and reviewed by our teams to ensure a user-friendly submission process. It's a whole new way to get your art out to the world. And with this comes new technology that will allow us to add even more features in the coming months. 

The New Submit page has been in limited release to a group of several hundred thousand deviants and we've received an amazing amount of feedback. Thanks to such feedback, we've made further improvements to the page and fixed issues that arose during the limited release.  Our data has since shown a significant increase in successful submissions among those using New Submit. Thanks again to all who have provided feedback; we're almost ready to release it to everyone!

Change Log

  • The Collections sidebar of one's Favourites page could not be re-arranged in Google Chrome. Fixed by shahyarg
  • There were some minor issues with dragging thumbnails in some browsers. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Custom Gallery Folder icons were overlapping when viewed in Firefox. Fixed by shahyarg

Sta.sh / New Submit


  • When using the left and right arrow keys to browse through stacks, sometimes the image would shift. Fixed by drommk
  • The "remember settings" option didn't work properly if "My Scrapbook" or "My Journal" was selected. Fixed by drommk
  • Under rare circumstances, a "loading editor failed" error would occur. Fixed by drommk

Sta.sh Writer


  • Embed codes for film and deviantART muro redraws stopped working in Writer, and would instead disappear. Fixed by kemayo
  • For Sta.sh comments, if the comment was posted with an unclosed HTML tag, the comment would display as cut off in Internet Explorer. Fixed by inazar
  • Sta.sh Writer would delete skinned journal entry contents when editing in Internet Explorer. Fixed by Alisey
  • An extra empty line was added when splitting up a blockquote. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback left on the previous two Site Updates! Here's some of what you had to say, in the midst of the holiday season.
  • Feedback regarding the changes made to literature thumbnails with preview images was largely positive. 
  • In addition, some deviants mentioned that they would like to add preview images to literature deviations submitted through Sta.sh Writer, as well. For reference, this is something we do intend to implement in the future!
  • Some deviants would like a word count to display in Sta.sh Writer. Suggested by ohsparrowsong

Discuss!

Commissions and deviantART muro Brush Updates
What do you think of the new options that have been added? How do you think you'll make use of the Commissions widget? What are your thoughts on the new brush tools? If you create something using the new brush tools, please link to them in your comment!


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This week's Site Update includes the launch of the Commissions widget, as well as improvements to your deviantART muro experience!
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:iconbolsterstone:
bolsterstone Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   General Artist
How do the da coins convert to real coins though if you do a commission?
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:iconinspiroid:
inspiroid Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So I'm an IE8 user... and the new submit page takes a very long time to load. Whenever I clicked/typed/scrolled down it took like 5 sec+ to register and load. I see that I'm not the only one here with problems with it.. Fortunately I got the problem fixed by downloading Google Chrome frame for IE. But even if it loads faster now and looks simpler, it hardly resembles dA now because it's blue, not green. Bad update.


P.S. IMO (and many other people's too) the commission widget is a ripoff.
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:iconanobouzu:
anobouzu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Yeeeeeaah, I think artists would want to keep the money THEY earned....
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:iconcosmicwind:
cosmicwind Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
:cries:
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:iconchris-heavens:
chris-heavens Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, anything to make a buck, eh?
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:iconminorkrama:
Minorkrama Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
i DELETED ALL MY ART!!!!!
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!
D: :(
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:iconsuzukitwin1050:
Suzukitwin1050 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
new submit page is crap!!! >:(
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:iconjasm1nii:
jasm1nii Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, and I also feel that the submit page should be good ol' deviant green color. White is a less eco-friendly color to display :)
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jasm1nii Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first I thought using the Commissions widget would be an awesome idea, but then I looked at it and I am kind of displeased with some (and lack of a few important) features.

- Getting 20% of the cut? I don't think so. I'm already paying for premium membership and I don't feel you need to take more out of my pocket especially from just using a widget. 20% is too large; I'll be happy with maybe 5% or lower.

- Add the ability to make comments. Sometimes I need to verify a few extra things before I accept a commission and it'd be a whole lot easier if I could just reply directly.

That is all :B
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:iconboydex:
BOYDEX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
it can be very practic and interesting
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:iconkowaisenpai:
KowaiSenpai Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This update on the commissioning button is brilliant!!! i haven't experienced a better update!
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:iconmagmarhydreigon:
magmarhydreigon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We should be able to animate in the website. We sould also be able to have a bigger canvas, other than the sideways one
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:iconicefire8521:
icefire8521 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can choose your own sizes, up to 2000x2000.
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:iconmagmarhydreigon:
magmarhydreigon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
k, thx!
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:iconmarkhartman:
MarkHartman Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Paypal FTW
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:iconmeanderingknight:
meanderingKnight Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe there should be a widget where I can allow people to see who I'm watching, and a widget that allows people to see a certain group of friends.
Both allow an html code so we can customize our page a little more ^^
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:iconballrock79:
BallRock79 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
using blackberry, no need for an apple icon for me, but thx a lot
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:iconof-the-skies:
of-the-skies Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, Muro has crashed on me a lot, and a couple of times I lost my work or the file became corrupted or something, making some of my other stuff in Sta.sh disappear when I try to delete it...

It shows me this error message often: [link]
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:iconof-the-skies:
of-the-skies Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It would be nice if I could resize a canvas in Muro without having to make an entirely new one... like if I find out my canvas isn't big enough for what I'm drawing/planning to draw, I don't have to start over.
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:iconmxaca1967:
mxaca1967 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you go need how time so for help but old they any chemicals?
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:iconfunkylemonmmf:
funkylemonMMF Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Yes.
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:iconwields-oblivion:
Wields-Oblivion Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Good luck everyone with the new submit page. I was one of the unfortunate participants -.-'''
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:iconsunsetcat:
SunsetCat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
It would be great to have a "Watching" widget, other than the "Friends" and "Watchers" widgets. I'd like to show all the artists I watch on my page, without having to put them in my "Friends" when they aren't actually my friends. And I'd also like to show who are actually my friends in my "Friends" widget.
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:iconanobouzu:
anobouzu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
You can do that manually - just go to your watch list and uncheck the 'Friend' option that appears next to a user's name.
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:iconsunsetcat:
SunsetCat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
I know, but I want visitors to see who I watch. The only way I can do that is to add them to my Friends widget even though most aren't actually my friends.
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:iconkworking:
kworking Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okey Dokey. I'll have to play with the DA muro.:D
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:icondandy-l:
Dandy-L Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
How do you access your own Commissions widget? I'm not seeing it on my profile...Are you supposed to see it on your own profile? Is it really for everyone or just premium accounts?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Writer
Hey there! It's available for everyone to use. You can add it to your profile by going to your page and clicking the "Edit Profile" button, and then selecting the Misc menu, from the types of widgets. :)
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Dandy-L Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Thanks
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:iconmroshawott:
MrOshawott Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Be wary of using that Commissions widget - if you use it, deviantART will take 20% of any profits you make!
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:icondandy-l:
Dandy-L Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Thanks! I suspected as much cause they do similarly with prints.
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:iconmroshawott:
MrOshawott Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
You're welcome. :)
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:iconhypermetroid:
HyperMetroid Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Deviant Art, you know how this is an art community, and how you can buy things in the shop. Wouldn't it be pretty cool if you could buy art supplies from the Deviant art store. Its just a thought that I'd like to share. Thanks!
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:iconwindwings15:
WindWings15 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Artist
I like the new submit thing. It's easier to understand(I wish it had been this way when I first joined :) ). I like that you can place a drawing in more than one folder from the submit page now.
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LUFT-CAVERZNOVICH Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
About DeviantART muro with text ( fonts ) : "It's great ( excellent ! )" ! :)))
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconbluesparks4:
Bluesparks4 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
oh coolio ^^
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:iconmisswebkinzlover347:
MissWebkinzLover347 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
cool
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:iconrobyanims234:
robyanims234 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I like it
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconoedalis:
oedalis Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been gone for an embarrassingly long time. Where can I find information on what muro and Sta.sh actually are?
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:iconbinarystep:
binarystep Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Muro is a drawing tool. Sta.sh is a storage tool.
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:iconoedalis:
oedalis Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Is there comprehensive information on either somewhere on the site where I can go to learn more?
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:iconbinarystep:
binarystep Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd suggest asking around. People have a lot of experience. ;)
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Writer
This should help regarding Sta.sh, and there's some info about deviantART muro here. If you've got any questions that either of those don't answer, feel free to let me know and I'd be happy to help! :)
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:iconoedalis:
oedalis Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconsunnycat17:
Sunnycat17 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Commissions widget?
:iconilavplz: I LIKE EET!
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:iconbinarystep:
binarystep Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a suggestion:

Please add the feature to be notified if someone you watch is banned/deactivates.

That way, if my friends leave, I won't get an unpleasant surprise later. :)
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:iconsunsetcat:
SunsetCat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
Good idea! C:
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:iconbinarystep:
binarystep Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! If you like this, repost this on all updates until they do it! :D
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:iconsunsetcat:
SunsetCat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ok! c:
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:iconmajorasmasks:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
With the 20% fee on points I don't think many people will be using the Commissions Widget even if it's a good idea... Do you think you'll lower, or even better cancel the fee for people who already paid for a Premium Membership, in the future?
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