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.
Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit (Beta Testers)
We've launched two heavily requested tools to Beta Testers that make submitting art to deviantART even easier than before!
Multi-Submit is a tabbed interface built into the Submit page which allows you to upload and submit multiple deviations at once, and Scheduled Submit lets you set a future time and date for uploaded files to be publicly posted to deviantART.
For deviants with a busy schedule, or who like to upload and submit multiple deviations at once, this gives you the opportunity to prepare and present your work to your watchers without having to worry about flooding Message Centers or risking works going unnoticed!
The Price Cap For Commissions Has Been Raised!
One of the most common requests we received upon launching Commissions was to raise the price cap to make it higher than 4,000 Points. The price limit when setting up Commissions has been raised from 4,000 Points to 8,000 Points. With this increased limit, we're hoping to give artists more flexibility with the types of Commissions they offer, and more importantly, allow artists to earn more for their high-quality creations!
deviantART no longer supports Firefox 12 or earlier
DeviantART offers a number of features that work best, or only work, using modern browsers. In order to ensure that site quality can continue to flourish, we no longer offer support for versions of Firefox prior to version 13.
If you're using one of the versions of Firefox we no longer support, you'll be prompted to upgrade to a newer release when visiting deviantART. Even if you're not prompted to upgrade, it's still important to check and ensure you're using a recent stable release, regardless of your browser of choice.
- Thumbnails included in Commissions widgets would display regardless of Mature Content settings. Fixed by adahacker
- A small number of Prints purchases made with PayPal or deviantART Points that were rejected for quality purposes were not refunded in a timely manner. All pending refunds have been made. Fixed by randomduck
- The browser upgrade banner has been changed to indicate that we no longer support Firefox versions 3.6 through 12. Fixed by shadowhand
- Notes did not appear when the subject line was clicked. Fixed by shadowhand
- Occasionally, deviations would not open in Internet Explorer when clicking on a thumbnail. Fixed by shadowhand
- On the mobile site, the "more..." button in Browse was not working. Fixed by shahyarg
- Journals and custom text modules with an enormous number of thumbs would fail to load. There is now a generous limit to how many thumbnails can be included in each. Fixed by kemayo
- Removing a deviation from a Group would not remove the Group's avatar from the deviation page. Fixed by shadowhand
- If one's browse settings were set to "zoomed in" by default, the Purchase Print button in Full View mode did nothing. Fixed by yury-n
- Having a huge number of Favourites folders was causing overflow and pushing older folders out of the view when new ones were added. Fixed by muteor
- The Affiliate button on some Groups was still clickable, even if a deviant did not have permission to request Affiliates with that Group. Fixed by yury-n
- The Featured Announcement module in a Group's admin area would not work properly if there were a large number of announcements. Fixed by randomduck
- In Internet Explorer 10, Flash deviations would continue to display on the page when browsing deviations using the "Next" and "Previous" buttons. Fixed by shahyarg and shadowhand
- When deleting the last item in a folder from the Sta.sh API, the response did not clarify that the folder was deleted. Fixed by muteor
- The Sta.sh API's "Move item" action was briefly broken. Fixed by muteor
- A rare error could occur where previewing a Profile widget could make it impossible to install. Fixed by randomduck
- Non-Latin characters used within Deviant List names on the Friends List page would interfere with the page display. Fixed by shadowhand
Sta.sh / Submit
- Uploading new items to specific stacks would make them appear as "deleted content" until the page was refreshed. Fixed by kouiskas
- Logged out users couldn't download sta.sh files. Fixed by kouiskas
- The Opera web browser doesn't correctly support dragging and dropping files anymore, but the UI still suggested that it worked properly. Fixed by kouiskas
- The Submit page would appear blank for some deviants. Fixed by kouiskas
- An unnecessary browser alert would occur if one's internet connection went down. Fixed by kouiskas
- For Safari 6 users on Mountain Lion, closing the Writer sidebar when leaving a comment in Sta.sh would scroll the page back to the top. Fixed by kemayo
- Sta.sh Writer will now strip some dangerous HTML attributes by default. Fixed by kemayo
- In Opera, Sta.sh Writer would assume any text pasted in was HTML. Fixed by kemayo
- Literature and Journal thumbnails generated from :thumb: codes would not display the correct style of thumbnail. Fixed by kemayo
- A broken image would display when you clicked "Submit" on Writer. Fixed by kemayo
- The "Link" toolbar item was broken when leaving comments in Sta.sh. Fixed by inazar
- The Writer sidebar will now automatically load more results as you scroll down. Fixed by Alisey
Thank you for the feedback left on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say.
- Feedback regarding the limitation added to deviantWATCH was mixed. Some deviants mentioned that they were not happy that a limit was put in place despite the limit not directly affecting them, while other deviants mentioned that they couldn't imagine trying to watch that many deviants.
- To give some clarity and perspective on the limitation, Ikue wrote a helpful journal: +Watch limits and you
- Responses to the Discuss topic varied, as deviants mentioned many ways that they discover artists on deviantART. Some of the methods mentioned include browsing the Newest page, browsing through More Like This results, browsing Group Galleries, or by browsing through the Favourites of friends or other deviants.
Sta.sh Writer and Comments
When leaving comments on files in Sta.sh, you can use Sta.sh Writer's toolbar and sidebar to make your comments more dynamic, with a full range of rich-text formatting. In addition, the sidebar gives you complete access to the official emoticon dictionary, as well as a full range of emoticons made by the community, and it also lets you include thumbnails and full-sized images from around deviantART. Would you like to be able to use these tools when leaving comments on deviantART? If so, how would you use them?