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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


Improved deviantART Integration on Twitter and Facebook

We're excited to announce that we just implemented enhancements to the way deviantART links display on Twitter, giving you and your artwork more prominence and exposure! Not only do these changes give artists a bigger presence across Twitter by allowing them to reach a bigger audience, but they also encourage proper attribution.



Change Log

  • For a brief period, "Next" and "Previous" buttons were not available for comment threads. Fixed by $shahyarg
  • When viewing the emoticon directory by creator, clicking on an emoticon creator's name would open their page inside the emoticon modal. Fixed by $shahyarg
  • Clicking the "Next" and "Previous" buttons to browse through pages of Notes did not work properly. Fixed by $aMoniker
  • Comment stacks in the Message Center would display oldest comments first regardless of what setting was chosen. Fixed by $yury-n
  • In some conditions, adding a Profile or Group widget by dragging and dropping would put the widget in the wrong place. Fixed by $yury-n
  • Some EXIF data would display incorrectly, for some camera models. Fixed by $yury-n
  • There were frequent Flash timeouts in dAmn for Chrome users. Fixed by $shahyarg
  • Film deviations flagged as mature content did not work if 'view anyway' was clicked. Fixed by $yury-n
  • Line heights between rows of thumbnails were not consistent in various browsers. Fixed by $shahyarg
  • The "Jump to result" feature on Browse pages was broken in Internet Explorer. Fixed by $banks
  • For Internet Explorer users with endless scrolling enabled, the URL did not change when scrolling through deviations, so users could not refresh the page and keep their place. Fixed by $banks

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  • File saving would fail in some instances in Safari. Reported by ~oOChocolateOo, fixed by $mudimba
  • Some modals would improperly have a black background in Safari. Reported by ~oOChocolateOo, fixed by $mudimba
  • If the eraser tool was clicked and released without moving the cursor, it would not make a mark. Fixed by $mudimba

Sta.sh


  • Comment counts did not show on some Sta.sh items. Fixed by $drommk
  • Sta.sh pages displayed inconsistently for logged out users. Fixed by $drommk

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  • Pressing "page up" in Chrome on Windows would add a second shadow to the default skin. Fixed by $Alisey
  • Javascript errors would occur when trying to apply an unsaved skin. Fixed by $Alisey

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback left on last week's Site Update! Several deviants left passionate comments, and as such we wanted to address them.

Any new feature launch takes time to get used to, and that timeframe differs from person to person. Additionally, it takes time for us to review feedback, analyze the issues people have, identify which concerns are because of bugs (vs. feature requests), and to discuss internally to decide on an appropriate plan of action.

We've identified some areas that deviants have mentioned they missed or were confused about (such as the "change main file" option being hard to locate), and have collected this feedback to discuss ways we can address, or fix, these concerns. As we progress, we will continue to monitor feedback and concerns to ensure that we are taking the actions that will best benefit the community and site as a whole.

Thank you for your bug reports!
There are some bugs that deviants have mentioned; in some of these cases, bugs do not occur consistently, or there are only scattered reports. In those cases, we have a harder time recreating them in order to fix them. If you encounter a bug of any sort when submitting, please file a New Submit Inquiry at the Help Desk. Any information you provide can help us to recreate the bug, and then locate and fix the root problem more quickly.

Here are the bugs related to the new submit page that were fixed within the past week. Thank you for reporting these bugs!
  • The "Submit" button would sometimes require two clicks. Fixed by $drommk
  • New deviations didn't reflect that Prints were enabled, upon submission. Fixed by $samshull
  • There was an error loading the Edit page, when editing deviations. Fixed by $drommk
  • Editing a deviation would mess up the site header. Fixed by $adahacker
  • The autocomplete function built into some browsers did not work on the Submit page. Fixed by $adahacker
  • Selecting "Reset submission" would sometimes result in a blank page. Fixed by $drommk
  • The Submit page will now prompt a warning if all Gallery folders and Groups are deselected, to help clarify where the submission can be found. Fixed by $adahacker
  • Unicode descriptions did not display correctly on the Edit page. Fixed by $drommk
  • Visual improvements were made to the Submit Prints form. Fixed by $drommk
Here are some of the known issues that we are currently looking into:
  • The "change main file" option does not work consistently for Internet Explorer 9.
  • There is no way to upload multiple files at once from the Submit page.
Coming Soon: Multiple Submissions and Scheduled Submissions
In addition to the improvements we have made and will continue to make, the launch of the new submit page means that we can now implement more new features that the old submit page did not support, such as multiple submissions (previewed below) and scheduled submissions. These two projects are currently in development, and are some of the most frequent feature requests that we've received.



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This week's Site Update includes improved integration and attribution on Twitter and Facebook!
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Virgin56 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool.
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Virgin56 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool.
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carroselevc Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Interface Designer
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
question : if one submitted a text by "enter text" can one then edit it by removing the text but uploading a pdf instead ? if so, how can it be done ?

thank you !
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Hi! If you click "Enter Text" it will always be plain text or html, but with "Choose a file to upload" or "Select file from sta.sh" you can submit PDF files :)
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for your answer :) yes, that i know - i guess my question was not clear : if i already submitted via "text" and i want to upload a pdf instead, it seems like i need to start a new dev and not just replace de text by a pdf
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Ah, that's correct. You can replace a deviation file only by another file of the same type.
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ok, that's what i thought :) and would it be possible to implement this change or it is technically impossible ?
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Yamitora1 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it would be nice if deviantART came up with a feature where we can upload two or more deviations that would show up side by side.

It could be helpful for artist who want to display a before and after, or for when you want feedback on better one or better two when you have more than one version of a picture.

This could help an artist save time and not have to put the two images together manually, especially if they're working with files that take up a lot of their CPU's power.
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Parastorm Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to see that a scheduled submission feature is making its way onto this site, especially with the amount of users who submit things on specific days every week. Will this be a premium feature only, or will all users have access to this? What about for the multiple file submission?

Something I would personally like to see, that I've seen several users comment on in the comments is the question of why poll creators must vote in their own poll in order to view the results. I personally think it would be more effective to have a "View Results" option that is visible only to the creator of the poll, so that they do not have to create a poll option specially for themselves to use in order to view the results of a poll, or to place their own vote in when they may not want to.

Happy to see these changes, can't wait to see what'll be coming up next.
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