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What's New


Introducing the New Gallery Framed Print


We are proud to announce the Gallery Frame, our newest addition to an already stellar line of Prints Shop products.

DeviantART's new Gallery Frames are an alluring yet durable option for collectors looking to preserve the art they love. In addition to its elegant design and protective qualities, Gallery Frames are also our least expensive framing option, ranging from about $25 to $75! 



Writing Descriptions with Sta.sh Writer (Beta Testers)


As part of our initiative to make formatting and conversation easier and more dynamic, you can now use the Add Media tool to add content and formatting to deviation descriptions, Sta.sh item descriptions, and Sta.sh stack descriptions!




Change Log


  • Mentions did not appear in the proper order in the "All Messages" section of the Message Center. Fixed by randomduck
  • Navigation on the recurring payment confirmation page for PayPal was confusing. Fixed by yury-n
  • A small number of users had a blank stack of Reply messages in their Message Centers which they could not remove. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • Searching did not work in the "Design Challenges" category. Fixed by helloandre
  • It was impossible to remove the first thumbnail when editing one's Commissions widget. Fixed by inazar
  • Some links and buttons throughout the site still displayed the old username symbols. Fixed by fartprincess
  • Hover bubbles were sticking on the new username symbols. Fixed by yury-n
  • Long group names would wrap on deviation pages. Fixed by fartprincess
  • There were some grammatical issues with the Critique box on the deviation page. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • The "Buy This Print" button on deviation pages was colored slightly differently than the rest of the buttons on the page. Fixed by iconocrash
  • Group icons were not clickable in the "Featured In…" section of the sidebar on deviation pages. Fixed by fartprincess
  • Internal links would appear bold in all Journal Skins, regardless of the skin's coding. Fixed by fartprincess
  • There were labeling inconsistencies between the hover text, help modal and Profile Page displays of the new username symbols. Fixed by yury-n
  • Pagination was briefly broken for the Friends, Watchers and Groups Widgets. Fixed by szlosek
  • There were various alignment and sizing issues with the new username symbols. Fixed by fartprincess
  • The Welcome Tour page would erroneously link to nonexistent pages. Fixed by iconocrash
  • Adding Points to one's cart did not work for a short period. Fixed by yury-n
  • Under very rare circumstances, unusual HTML markup in a Journal could cause one's Profile Page to not display. Fixed by DEVlANT kemayo and kojik1010
  • .GIF images would not display properly in apps using the oEmbed API. Fixed by szlosek
  • The "Resend verification email" option was missing from the verification page. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • Under certain conditions, options on the Manage Friends page could default to being unchecked, even after manually being changed. Fixed by DEVlANT

Sta.sh / Submit
  • When sharing a stack on Facebook, there wouldn't be a thumbnail displayed. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When sharing a stack url after editing a stack, the URL would redirect to the wrong location when viewed by someone else. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Uploading wouldn't work properly in the main Sta.sh area. Fixed by kouiskas

Sta.sh Writer
  • Image resizing buttons were not appearing on short thumbnails, even if there was enough space for them to display. Fixed by inazar
  • For some Windows users, Sta.sh Writer would lack a scrollbar if the document was too tall. Fixed by inazar
  • Clicking on a section title in Sta.sh Writer's sidebar would not reload that section. Fixed by inazar
  • The align attribute was mistakenly allowed in comments. Fixed by inazar
  • Outgoing link icons were causing problems with images in some skins, and will now only appear if there's text content inside the link. Fixed by kemayo

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say.
  • Feedback regarding the new username symbols was mixed. Common feedback was in regard to the symbol size or placement, and the lack of symbols for regular deviants.
  • Deviants were positive about the launch of Mentions.
  • Some deviants said that they dislike the icons displayed next to outgoing links.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, deviants mentioned that they generally prefer browsing Newest or Undiscovered rather than browsing What's Hot. A few deviants mentioned not being sure of the difference between What's Hot and Popular.

Discuss!


Mentions


Deviant and Art Mentions were launched to all deviants last week, and we've since seen deviants being pulled into new and inspiring conversations like never before. Have you mentioned a deviant's art, or has your artwork been mentioned? How frequently do you find yourself mentioning others, or being mentioned by others?


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This week's Site Update includes the launch of the new Gallery Frame for Prints products, the addition of the Add Media tool in descriptions for Beta Testers, and more!
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Alondra-chui Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
I just submitted a journal and I noticed some spelling errors in my desciption and when I go to edit I can only edit the jornal itself and not my description. How do I do it.
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kamicokrolock Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I feel it's important to repost this here as well...

As a custom framer who has worked in the custom framing business for five years, I have to say the new gallery frames are disapointing. Not only is the overall design dated and not in line with current framing trends but there is no way that these are "archival" quality at those prices. You may be offering acid free mats, but that will not protect the print unless it is also framed behind UV glass or acrylic (From your pricing there is no way the acrylic offered is UV blocking as it is generally much more expensive than non UV glass) and mounted on acid free mount board/ foam core. Without these items the prints will fade and discolor. It's not a question of if but when. Misleading advertising, shame on you.
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ANGELICA-LILY Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Everything seems to be working out really well .
Very good ideas and great work. Thank you.:whisper:
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PPGirl16 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was only mentioned once since last week, but I've mentioned several since then via submission descriptions, like when I credit another deviant for a base or lineart I use. Mentions are a great addition to the site.
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arjuu-na Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student General Artist
That description writer needs to be released to non-premium members soon because HOLY SHIT THAT IS AWESOME. 
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Argentievetri Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hello!
I was a beta tester, but I've had severe issues with the new uploader. Along with several things not working right with <*small> and <*blockquote> mark ups, it changes the coding after I hit submit. It'll add several extra <*small> tags, and <*span>, completely screwing up my formatting on HARPG Horse References. 

My suggestion would be that the new editor be an option, much like it is in journals. It's nice for non-formatted submissions, but it's a pain in the rear to edit some existing deviations now.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013   Writer
Hi there! It is optional, same as in Journals. You can switch to HTML mode by pressing ctrl+E (command+E if you're on a Mac), if you don't want to use the Rich Text editor. :)
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:iconargentievetri:
Argentievetri Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! This is a big help :)

Another bug I noticed is that when I press cntrl + E, the editor gets much smaller and it doesn't scroll like it should. I know it's probably just because it's a beta feature but I still thought I'd let you know :)
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013   Writer
You'll want to file a ticket about that in %devBUG's Issue Tracker, under the Description Writer project. :)
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:iconargentievetri:
Argentievetri Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think I got it right? lol sorry XD didn't know that group existed.
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