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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


More Like This (Beta)

DeviantART is proud to announce More Like This - a new way to explore deviantART. When you find a piece of artwork that you love, More Like This surfaces related artwork, artists, and Collections. With More Like This and our other new browse upgrades, deep-diving through the deviantART community's diverse collection of over 200 million deviations just got better.



Enhanced Browsing

We've improved the left-hand navigation bar to include Popular and Newest options! For deviants who like their art to be larger than life, the new Full View mode allows deviations to be browsed through at a larger scale. Full View mode also provides the ability to favourite, collect, view comments, and participate in the discussion right from the browse page.


In addition, our new Show More button allows you to scroll endlessly while browsing More Like This results. For those that prefer the original pagination interface, we've added a Page Settings option to toggle between both modes. Your setting will be preserved as you browse.

Selection Tools in deviantART muro

In addition to some behind the scenes changes made to make deviantART muro to make it more stable, we've added several new selection tools!
  • Elliptical selection options and a magic wand tool have been added to the marquee tool. Once the marquee menu button has been selected, the new options will appear in the bottom bar.
  • Deviants can now create a selection based on the transparency of a layer by command/ctrl+clicking on that layer.
  • Autosave will trigger more frequently, to ensure that your hard work is retained.
  • Some behind the scenes changes were made to make deviantART muro more stable.
  • In addition to the options added to the marquee menu, "select by color", "expand selection", and "contract selection" tools have been added to the Edit menu.


To give the new deviantART muro tools a try, go to deviantART muro!

Blockquote Tool in Sta.sh Writer

You can now easily add quotes to your literature and Journals using the brand new blockquote button on the Sta.sh Writer toolbar!


Change Log

  • If one deviant's Collection was added to a different deviant's Collection, it could not be removed from the Collection it was added to. Fixed by shahyarg
  • It was not possible for Group admins to change some invitation settings from the defaults. Fixed by randomduck
  • Removing a deviation from a Gallery folder would hide the links beneath the thumbnail until the page was refreshed. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Film deviations were not allowed in Scraps. Fixed by shahyarg
  • On the Notes page, the select dropdown was showing in the wrong place. Fixed by shadowhand
  • On deviation pages, the link that showed which deviants favourited the deviation sometimes did not work. Fixed by shahyarg
  • The "Show All Groups" link on deviations was not working under certain circumstances. Fixed by shahyarg
  • "Failed to process transaction" errors occurred when withdrawing earnings as deviantART Points or via PayPal, followed by a temporary disabling of PayPal withdrawals. Fixed by yury-n
  • The PDF viewer would vanish if any of the header menus were hovered over. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The shopping bag icon and "Buy this Print" text in the new Prints menu on deviation pages were not clickable. Fixed by shadowhand

deviantART muro


  • During Redraw playback, there were cases where the speed slider would display as slow, but the video was actually playing at fast speed. Fixed by mudimba
  • In comment drawings, deviantART muro could infrequently get stuck on the eraser tool and prevent drawing. Fixed by mudimba
  • Several cosmetic layout issues existed that would be visible when buying new brush packs. Fixed by mudimba
  • Sometimes a new layer could be created, even when interaction should have been disabled by a modal window. Fixed by mudimba

Sta.sh

  • Stacks shared with other deviants wouldn't display file descriptions. Fixed by drommk
  • While renaming a stack, clicking on the title of another one to rename it would cause an error. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Editing Journals submitted to the Journal Portal would send new notifications to the Message Center, even when the "This is a minor edit" option was selected. Fixed by drommk

Sta.sh Writer

  • Literature thumbnails wouldn't stop scrolling when they reached the end of the excerpt. Fixed by kemayo
  • It was possible to break elements out of journal entries with advanced CSS. Fixed by kemayo
  • Several behind the scenes improvements were made to the way Sta.sh Writer handles typing and loading drafts. Fixed by kemayo and inazar

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback left on last week's update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us:
  • Many users made suggestions for improvements to the mobile site that they'd like to see implemented.
  • The most common suggestion we received regarding the new mobile site was for an easy way to submit art from mobile devices. 
  • Deviants would like to add thumbnails to their comments. Suggested by Magical525
  • Some members would like to be able to apply the same keywords and descriptions to multiple files at once. Suggested by frisbii

Discuss!

Browse Enhancements 
How do you feel about the new browse enhancements? Do you prefer endless scrolling or the traditional page browsing, or do you swap between both? Which thumb view do you prefer to use: wall of thumbs, grid of thumbs, or full view?


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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.
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Eledhwen-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi ! :)

It would be nice if there was the possibility to choose what blog entry will appear on the main page of our accounts. Because I would love my contest blog stay on the main page, and not more recent blog entries which are less important :).

Thank you for read me ;).
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leyva1130 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Hello! I have a question, recently filled Sta.sh my gallery, and eliminate much of the material recorded, but only achieve the completion of the 2GB ... by more than delete it, I can not upload anything more ...

what I can do, besides getting the membership, which of course I can not.

Thank you.
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leyva1130 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Hola!!! tengo una duda, hace poco se lleno mi galeria de Sta.sh, ya elimine gran parte del material guardado, pero solo logre que se completaran los 2GB... por más que elimino, no me permite subir nada más...

qué puedo hacer, además de conseguir la membrecia, que por cierto no puedo hacerlo.

Gracias.
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Vasinud Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
On the sta.sh writer, whenever you made a block of text with the div align of center, you repeatedly have to put the html code for subscript.

blah blah blah
-enter-
blah blah blah

You have to put the html code before each spaced paragraph [I call it paragraph because I don't know what else to call it.] While editing it in sta.sh, it looks like this.

<.sub>blah blah blah
-enter-
<.sub>blah blah blah

And it's like this for every little thing. This also goes for the center align, too. I added a copy-paste from a Word Document and added it to the sheet that I'm working on, and now it [the copy-paste] doesn't want to center.
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invader-zim42 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I'm glad that it preserves settings when you are logged in, but if you try to switch to clicking through pages when you aren't logged in, it switches back to endless scrolling on the second page and takes you back to the first page if you try to change settings again. I think that this is unfair to the people who don't have accounts whose computers could have issues from the endless scrolling. Is this something fixable, or just an inherent bug in the system?
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Deviants would like to add thumbnails to their comments. Yes please!
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:iconfeanor-the-dragon:
Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, yes. And the New Mobile site, crashes my Kindle as soon as I try to access it now. The old one, at least, usually didn't crash it so long as I only viewed, and didn't try to send any messages.
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Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There should be a way of automatically separating deviantWATCH messages from groups and deviantWATCH messages from deviants. Also, a mechanism that prevents multiple devWATCH messages from being recieved for the same deviation, like when, say, a deviant, whom you watch, submits a deviation to his/her gallery, and then submits it to a group, which you also watch.
Also, I was wondering why it is that when viewing a deviation page, the title of the deviation is a link that takes you to the deviation that you are already viewing.
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TheDorsai Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really like the concept of "More Like This". I don't know how accurate it currently is, but I mostly scroll through art at random, and I really love the idea of being able to do a 'focused' random search, if that makes any sense. So I fully support its continued implementation and refinement.

In the same vein, I really, really like the idea of endless scrolling. As I'll typically scroll through 25/page for upwards of 20 pages per visit, not having to reload the page each time would save endless irritation. However, currently on my laptop when I hit "Show More" for the first 1-3 times, it will reload the page with just that new selection. Afterwards, it will allow endless scrolling, but everytime I get near the bottom, it will add the new content and force my screen back up to the top of the page. This actually causes _more_ irritation than reloading the page in the first place, especially because it means I can't switch to a channel of my choice at the bottom when I'm tired of random scrolling. I can't reach the bottom without navigating away from my search first.
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icytemporalist Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a little let down that the mobile update still results in the site being a disagreeable with my 3DS as ever before, but that's the way things happen.

And I've never liked the prinicipal of endless browsing/scrolling to begin with. <sighs>
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