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Google Analytics For Your Profile (Beta Testing)


Beta Testers can now link Google Analytics to their Profile! Google Analytics brings deviants access to comprehensive statistics about their deviantART profile, artwork, Journals, galleries, and collections.

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Calligraphy and Watercolor Brushes in deviantART Muro


Two new brushes have been added to DeviantArt muro! One is a calligraphy brush that allows you to create calligraphic writing, and the other is a watercolor brush that lets you simulate a watercolor look.

Callig by danlev

Embedding SoundCloud Files In Journals


You can now share SoundCloud uploads in your Journal! When visiting SoundCloud and listening to a song, click their Share button and select Embed to get the HTML code, then copy and paste that into your Journal to include that audio in your Journal!



Change Log


  • In the Message Center, Folders could be pushed far down the page if there were many deviants in the Birthdays list. The Folders section has accordingly been moved above the Birthdays section. Changed by lepidosteus
  • The Report Deviation tool would not work properly for deviants using Internet Explorer 8. Fixed by muteor
  • For logged out users viewing deviation pages, clicking on the login link on the Critique box would not redirect back to the deviation page after logging in. Fixed by elhsmart
  • Dragging a file to upload to Sta.sh wouldn't work if dropped in a blank area toward the bottom of the page. Fixed by elhsmart
  • For deviants who browse with the "Zoomed In" setting on by default, the right sidebar on deviation pages could disappear when pressing the "All" button to return to viewing all deviations. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The app creation and submission processed has been streamlined to prevent accidental submissions. Fixed by yury-n
  • The "No Preview" thumbnail image that displays on some .gif deviations was not centered properly. Fixed by elhsmart
  • The "Forgot Password" and "Forgot Username" process has been given a visual improvement for ease of use and clarity. Fixed by lepidosteus
  • Minor visual improvements were made to the Shop header. Fixed by fartprincess
  • The backslash character was not working in some text widgets on one's Profile Page. Fixed by lepidosteus
  • There were some display issues on the Notes page when browsing the mobile website. Fixed by elhsmart
  • Adobe Photoshop Brush Pack files could not be submitted properly. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • The search box briefly disappeared from the Forum. Fixed by ArtBIT
  • A very small number of deviants had an empty Sta.sh, but were being told that their Sta.sh was full. Fixed by drommk
  • The "Submit to deviantART" button in the sidebar of Sta.sh files was missing. Fixed by elhsmart

Sta.sh Writer
  • The description editing box on Sta.sh files was not displaying properly on mobile devices. Fixed by inazar
  • Using a browser's back button to return to Sta.sh Writer after saving and exiting would cause the older draft to display instead of the updated draft. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us.
  • Deviants were generally positive about the beta launch of presets in deviantART muro.
  • Feedback in response to the Discuss topic varied, but the elements deviants found most essential when on mobile devices were being able to check messages and Notes, and being able to upload and submit art.

Discuss!


New Brushes in deviantART muro

Try out the new DeviantArt muro brushes by adding a drawing in the comments on this Site Update! We'd love to see what you can create, and also to hear your feedback regarding the new brushes.


Lightbulb Have a suggestion, idea, or feedback? Leave a comment here!
Lightbulb Check out a list of common suggestions!
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This week's Site Update includes the launch of Google Analytics to Beta Testers, new brushes in deviantART muro, and more!
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:iconlunarspoon:
LunarSpoon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dohh, my membership expires tomorrow… :bleh:
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:iconlissastar:
Lissastar Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just want...no need, to say  *deep inhale* I LOVE YOU ALL !!! Love :love: la in love catching love :squee-love: - PLZ love power love avatar holding hands SpongeBob (Spread the love) [V1] I am Love..Onion 

you make me so happy just by doing what u do here 
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:iconnitipimakul:
nitipimakul Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Artist
wow nice!!
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:iconhienletran:
hienletran Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice!
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Analytics is working perfectly, cool to see where my traffic is coming from.  :)  And have started using the SoundCloud embed as an audioblog.  I hadn't really been using my SoundCloud for anything but collecting dust before.  ;D
And testing the Calligraphy using the trackpad on my laptop ;P  Not to bad, eh pica-ae ?



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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
For a trackpad ;) nah it's good :D I was trying myself but it wouldn't save the drawing after 15 min :noes: It's a bit shaky at first, will take time to get used to it :XD: 
Are you left-handed by any chance? I may also know this already, but I am not sure :B 
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm right handed.  I just start whatever I'm drawing from the middle and end up with no room, hence my Y ending up so funky.  My trackpad might be dying.  Or I need to restart the laptop.  It has been wonky lately.  It didn't mess up when I did this or anything.  I may try again with the Wacom.  This is perfect timing for Valentine's, we can write each other lovely comment greetings.  ;D
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Nah, I just noticed the top serifs were going in another direction than what I was doing :meow:

Haha, that is true, hadn't thought of that option for valentine's :la: 
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, yeah, well, I have no idea what I'm doing ;D  hahaha.  No proper font formations from me!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
:giggle: 
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*too  (please can we have an option to edit comments within a time period or something, typos kill me!)
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
this may seem like a stupid question but i'm not that great with computer lingo but i do have a problem...i am having a hard time submitting anything..the last time i was able to submit anything was the end of jan (i was not having any issues)..now when i go to the submit page and i click on the button that says download file..nothing happens, i cant even give llamas!!..now my question is...does google have anything to do with this? its so aggravating!!!
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   Writer
Hi there! You'll want to file a bug report at the Help Desk about that. :)
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you, i did!!!:)
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
What browser/OS do you use?
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
i downloaded a google chrome browser..i hope this makes sense,as i said i am not good with computer lingo, please be patient with me!!!
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Check if it does the same in some other browser, please (Mozilla Firefox is preferable).
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
is it free? after i replied to you i realized what os stood for..operating system..and i hope i answer this right..but i have windows 7???..
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Yes, it's absolutely free. You could download it here.
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you,i appreciate all your help!!
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Did you check the problem there?
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:iconbolsterstone:
bolsterstone Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   General Artist
The new brushes are a nice idea, but I would really like a stable version of Muro.  As for Google Analytics, I'm not fond of this idea -- Google already knows too much about us as it is.
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:iconteddybearcholla:
teddybearcholla Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm wondering why now we no longer have the option to draw as a comment on someones page, or in a journal. Only as a reply can we draw. I loved the spontaneity of that option, which now seems lost. 


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teddybearcholla Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Love the new brushes though! When I replied I have the option to add a drawing, but NOT with the first comment.
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:iconebonsong:
Ebonsong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Can we opt out of Google analytics, please? I also do not want to merge a Google account with dA. I'll gladly go elsewhere if this becomes mandatory.
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:iconmemisutay:
memisutay Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I only have 2 suggestions at the moment. 1) Make A DA App...... Like. Right. Now PLEASE. 2) LOSE GOOGLE. Ever since google plus came around I have had nothing but problems with all sites using google. WHY GOOGLE!? WHY?!  
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:iconaxslayer33:
axslayer33 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a suggestion/issue with mentions-

I make emotes and pixel art, and have found that people are frequently using my works in comments. Which is fine, by all means! (minus the fact that some of them are copy/pasting 80 emotes across people's pages, and I get every single one....-_-)

My problem, however, is I'd like to know how often my works are being mentioned. I'm proposing adding to the small info bar on each work (the one that lists views, who faved, etc.) a number of mentions, and also have this tracked in general statistics. The info bar one could function like its neighboring fave tracker, that has the small "who?" next to it. The list doesn't have to show the whole comment, just who used it, what they used it on, and a perma-link to the comment.

Right now as it stands, mentions are just an annoyance that sometimes does good-this could actually make them useful.
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:iconkellyandjordan:
KellyandJordan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

GOOGLE WHY MUST YOU TAKE OVER EVERYTHING! *faceplants computer* WHYYYYYY! Google you are made to look up things not to take over the internet. KNOW YOUR PLACE GOOGLE! Tantrum Fear 

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:iconiblodyxi:
IBlodyXI Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can we please not include google? I promise you, if I have to register my motherfucking google+ account to be on Deviantart I will tear someone's head off. Fokken sie off google! 
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:iconzegkaas:
zegkaas Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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:iconmistikfantasy:
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SAY NO to google anal-ytics !!!

Do not make deviantart became another spy platform gathering private and personal information shared to NSA.

DA is one of the few platform were there is still some freedom and privacy.

I prefer to leave this site instead.
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:iconzegkaas:
zegkaas Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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:iconmistikfantasy:
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
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:icondreamling:
dreamling Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will we soon be able to put analytics on our portolios from DA? That seems like it'd be an important asset. 
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:iconautodog679:
AutoDog679 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hmm... wat if getting premiums didnt exist coz deviants w/ or w/out premiums could do everything some1 could with a premium! so really people dont need a premium to do premium things!!!!
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:iconcatgirl140:
catgirl140 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I submit a journal it doesn't show up. :(
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
At all? Or it appears after some delay?
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:iconcatgirl140:
catgirl140 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hasn't appeared at all after the upload. It's working okay now. :)
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:iconbarananduen:
barananduen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   General Artist
OT: QUESTION: THUMB SIZE VIEW IN MESSAGE CENTER
There used to be an option where premium members could choose to see larger deviation thumbs in their message center, but I can't find this anymore. Is it hidden somewhere or was this discontinued?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   Writer
Hi there! That option only appears when viewing deviation stacks, but when inside a stack you'll see this button in the top right, which is how you get the larger thumbs:

Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 1.19.52 PM by wreckling  

Hope that helps! :)
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:iconbarananduen:
barananduen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   General Artist
Awesome; got it! Thank you! :D
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:iconobsess-abyss:
obsess-abyss Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student General Artist
OK I JUST HAD AN IDEA~~ So what if we were to have a public folder in out sta.sh? Like, I know most people just upload their WIPs into their Scraps, but what if we had a folder in our sta.sh that our friend/watchers/others could view what artists were working on?

.. it's just an idea... 
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:iconbarananduen:
barananduen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   General Artist
I assume you mean a folder that's public by default, that's clickable from a standard button on your profile?

If you'd like a less official version of that right now, you can set up a folder with all your WIPs on your stash, and then link to that folder in your profile widget or journal or wherever you want. Alternatively (this is what I do), I have a gallery folder where I put them all; sometimes I just upload them to scraps and then from the main Scraps "gallery" view, use the pencil icon on the thumbnails to Copy To the folder in my main gallery where I keep all the sketches and WIPs.
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obsess-abyss Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student General Artist
to the first part- yes!

That's very helpful~ thank you!!(✿◠‿◠)
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:iconenchanteddroppings:
enchanteddroppings Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't submit commits on the mobile version using Safari on iOS 7.0. The "Submit Comment" button never displays and pressing return just sends me to the next line.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   Writer
Hi there! You'll want to file a bug report at the Help Desk about that. :)
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:iconenchanteddroppings:
enchanteddroppings Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Done. Thanks for replying.
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:iconlbstotch2:
LBStotch2 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Filmographer
I'll think about it.
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:icon640kofwertzui:
640KofWertzui Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Goo gel, dammit =/
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:iconzegkaas:
zegkaas Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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