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December 20, 2012
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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

Change to Literature Preview Images

Preview images for literature deviations are now placed within a scrolling literature thumb. In the past, any preview image a deviant set would take the place of the scrolling literature thumb, making it difficult to distinguish visual art thumbnails and literature thumbnails. 

This change allows for a more uniform thumbnail appearance around the site while also ensuring that each artist is still able to comfortably represent their work.

Screen Shot 2012-12-11 at 5.16.23 PM by wreckling

Screen Shot 2012-12-11 at 5.17.01 PM by wreckling's New Submit Page

The Submit page has been updated for all deviants, to match the layout of the new Submit Art page. When submitting your work from, you can now submit your art, Prints, and Premium Content from one page!

Change Log

  • Left-clicking on the "Download File" button for .PSD file deviations did not work. Fixed by shahyarg
  • The "Send A Note" modal on the Profile was blank on the mobile site. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Attempting to gift a Premium Membership without inputting a username would automatically pull the last username put into that box. Fixed by aMoniker
  • For a few deviants using Chrome, category menu options could be missing on some Gallery pages. Fixed by shahyarg
  • The legacy mobile site experienced message center loading issues on some devices. Fixed by aMoniker
  • An unnecessary horizontal line was present in the pencil menu on comments. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Some newly submitted deviations that had the main file changed were missing thumbnails. All thumbnails have since been regenerated. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Minor layout issues existed on the My Wishlist and Friends List pages. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Logging in from a browser in Windows 8 would display as Windows NT 4.0 on the Sessions page. Fixed by shahyarg

deviantART muro

  • The order of brushes has been changed to reflect brush type. Changed by mudimba
  • The default brush is now the basic brush. It was the webink brush, in the past. Changed by mudimba
  • There was a cosmetic glitch in submit progress modal. Fixed by mudimba
  • Startup time has been improved. Fixed by mudimba
  • An error existed when loading deviantART muro from Writer. Fixed by mudimba
  • "Import Image as Layer" was briefly broken. Fixed by mudimba / New Submit

  • The styling of Writer thumbnails was inconsistent. Fixed by adahacker
  • Premium Content attachments deleted from were wrongfully counted towards's capacity limitation. Fixed by samshull
  • Clicking on some areas of the page didn't correctly deselect already selected files. Fixed by samshull
  • Updating a Group Journal wouldn't notify that Group's watchers. Fixed by adahacker
  • Dragging a big thumbnail onto a smaller thumbnail would visually break the stack. Fixed by samshull
  • Dragging a file thumb onto a Writer thumb would leave a leftover shadow. Fixed by samshull
  • Journals can now be added to and removed from "My Journal" at any time, even when published. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Pressing enter to finish the renaming of an item would wrongfully open the item immediately. Fixed by adahacker
  • When submitting, "My Journal" and related checkboxes now remember their settings more reliably. Fixed by kouiskas Writer

  • Removing a Writer document from the "Drafts" stack could fail, which would break the document. Fixed by kemayo and samshull
  • When searching for emoticons in the sidebar, there was no visual indication it was working. Fixed by inazar
  • The progress spinner in the sidebar would not display properly. Fixed by Alisey
  • Some <style> tags would show unnecessarily when editing a document. Fixed by Alisey
  • When creating Journal Skins, linear gradients had cross-browser issues. We are now working on improving this. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback

Thanks very much for the feedback left on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say.
  • Deviants were pleased about the release of More Like This to everyone.
  • Feedback regarding storing deviations varied. Several deviants noted that they use storage as a place to keep deviations they don't want people to see, but don't want to delete for sentimental reasons. Others mentioned that they use storage as a place to temporarily hold deviations.

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In this week's Site Update, we've updated the way literature preview images display, and have also updated's Submit page!
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maxnort Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Writer
I've used the new "stash submit" a few times. How can I turn it off? can I turn it off? If I can't turn it off, can the default colors at least be made to match what I, a non-paid user see everywhere else I go on deviant art?

the glare of the white and blue actually hurts and makes me want to not submit.

being that I am poor enough that I cannot afford to give money to deviant art, this is enough of an issue that I will eventually leave.

of course, if that is the intention; driving away unpaid account holders, why not just be more direct about it? either way will get you a bad reputation (so if it's not your intention, fix it)

Itti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! I noticed this the other day and was pleased.
sasyn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stash writer doesn't recognise tabs in text files. They show up as unknown characters.
SilverDeathRose Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the new thumbnails, I like that now preview images won't mislead me when it comes to something being literature or visual art.

I've been thinking about suggesting something for a while now though, maybe it should be possible to move/copy/delete multiple images at once? Personally I find that when I organize my favourites or gallery the amount of time it takes to move many images that I want in the same folder is mostly due to having to do the entire move process over and over on individual images.
It may sound lazy of me but I'd like to spend less time moving. ^^;
SelTheDragoness Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm sure this was stated before, but I am not quite sure where to go, or if there is a discussion. But in DA chat rooms whenever I view a drop down menu, I always seem to be unable to post in the chat and therefore must reload the page. I heard it was related to Google Chrome which is what I am currently using, but is this an issue related to Chrome or the site?
wreckling Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Writer
Hey there! This should be fixed for you now. :)
SelTheDragoness Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me know, its good to know its fixed now!
AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It dawned on me:

I've never mentioned to anyone on the site how much I ABSOLUTELY LOVE I use it all the time, it is a brilliant idea. Whether I'm using it for muro or to put together drafts of next week's feature, I lovelovelove it, it is wonderful, and I wanted to say that. Thanks to whomever came up with the idea and worked so hard to make it as awesome as it is.

Wasn't sure where I should put this, so if it should go elsewhere, let me know ;)
ForestFairytails Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
it wont let me upload my fanfic to deviant art
NoBuddy-else Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Well, I would thank you for that preview image thing if I had any reason, but you just messed things up, argh!! :shakefist: Now, if my titles are longer, only the upper part of the preview image is visible in thumb and it looks LIKE TOTAL CRAP!!! Thank you for such a Christmas present, dA, but I could do just fine without it, to be honest. At least you should make the titles show up beneath the preview image instead of above it, so that they wouldn't push the image down like it happens now. But I guess that just won't happen, huh?
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