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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


Free Premium Membership Day


Free Premium Membership Day is less than a week away!

On April 7, 2014, all members of deviantART will have access to Premium Member features. For an entire 24 hours, starting at 12 midnight and ending at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time, you’ll be able to enjoy the perks of a Premium Membership, including Multi- and Scheduled Submit, ad-free browsing, Journal Skins, and so much more!

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Integrating Sketchfab In Journals


DeviantART is proud to announce a new partnership with 3D web publishing service, Sketchfab!

Sketchfab, a leading platform to publish, share, and embed interactive 3D content, allows you to bring your 3D artwork to life in real-time without a plugin.

Deviants can now embed 3D models into deviantART Journals using Sketchfab embeds. DeviantART is always aiming to make content on the site more engaging and interactive, and this integration benefits both creators and those who enjoy browsing incredible content.

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Change Log


  • Various changes and additions were made for the launch of thoughtART. Done by yumeruby, duraseb, helloandre, DEVlANT, madizzlee and ultramouse
  • In Sta.sh, images larger than the browser screen were not able to be scrolled horizontally. Fixed by duraseb
  • It was not possible to remove one's Google Analytics Tracking ID after installing it, even if the tracking was disabled. Fixed by ultramouse
  • Flagging a Note as spam would not mark that Note as read. Fixed by iconocrash
  • Page navigation was briefly missing from More Like This browse pages. Fixed by helloandre
  • The World Map would stop displaying after few minutes. In addition to fixing this, its performance time has also been improved in webkit browsers. Fixed by ultramouse
  • Animated .GIF files could not be set as a user avatar if the browser was zoomed in when trying to do so. Fixed by elhsmart
  • For iOS 7 users, Notes could not be deleted, when on the mobile website in Safari. Fixed by ultramouse

DeviantArt muro
  • The calligraphy brush was not working consistently at very small sizes. Fixed by mudimba
  • In some cases, redraws would not display correctly if the canvas was resized. Fixed by mudimba
  • There were cases where using the move tool could make a redraw not play properly. Fixed by mudimba

Sta.sh Writer
  • The "deviantART" tab of the Sta.sh Writer sidebar was not displaying Gallery or Favourites folders. Fixed by inazar
  • Completely removing text from an already published literature or Journal deviation would make that deviation uneditable. Fixed by kemayo
  • Pasting a list delineated by *s into Writer will now automatically turn it into an HTML list. Changed by Alisey
  • The initial loading of Sta.sh Writer has been simplified to remove some redundant content loading, to make things faster. Changed by kemayo
  • The keyboard shortcuts for bold, italic, and underline briefly stopped working. Fixed by Alisey
  • The username autocomplete menu will now hide as soon as you've typed a non-valid username, and won't delete what you've typed if you hit enter or tab before it finishes looking up usernames. Fixed by kemayo

Your Feedback


Thanks for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say:
  • Deviants had various ideas regarding the Save the Date update, but you'll be pleased to know that the announcement wasn't an April Fools' prank. ;) Enjoy Free Premium Membership Day this upcoming Monday!
  • In response to the Discuss topic, some deviants mentioned not following our social channels. However, the deviants who do follow mentioned liking the variety of art shared, and wanting a wider variety of art to be shared as well.
  • aemiliuslives mentioned wanting to see more posts about art in general, in addition to art posts relating specifically to deviantART.

Discuss!


Autocomplete for Mentions

Have you used @ to mention deviants? Do you frequently use the autocomplete menu to do so? What are your thoughts on mentions, and the autocomplete menu?


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This week's Site Update includes the announcement of the upcoming Free Premium Membership Day, the integration of Sketchfab in Journals, and more!
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sub Folders in Favorites folders :nod:
To get better organized and make it easier to find when making journal features :nod:
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:iconstygma:
Stygma Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I do use @ to mention deviants. It's easier that :dev or :icon :) But I wish @ would work anywhere on deviantART.
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:iconashwolf-forever:
AshWolf-Forever Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hello.

I'd like to suggest adding llama trade offers to messages somehow, as I often miss them. :)

Thank you!
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:iconh2o-aquarian:
H2O-Aquarian Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DA Mobile app please!!
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   Writer
We're looking into it! :)
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:iconjumpman2121:
jumpman2121 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*excited* It would be great! I shall download it!
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:iconagentsassy:
agentsassy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
is their gonna be a badge for today?
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:iconshadow-de-wolf:
Shadow-De-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It won't let me change my username even though I have the membership today :(
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   Writer
Hi there! Unfortunately, username changes are not included as part of Free Premium Membership Day. Sorry about that!
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:iconshadow-de-wolf:
Shadow-De-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I noticed after I posted the comment XD
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:iconsweetsugar24:
sweetsugar24 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this message
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:iconyumayumayuma:
yumayumayuma Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Jajaja, Ow, thank you c:
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:icongummy-donations:
gummy-donations Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
thats not 24 hr that is 23 hr and 59 min
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   Photographer
Please, consider changing the background color for the community.

The not-neutral, gaudy, ugly green is NOT optimal for viewing variously colored images. It skews the viewers' perception. Some shade of gray or white is best: art stands out best against a neutral background, and the arts' own colors are true against a neutral background.
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:iconjumpman2121:
jumpman2121 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why not enabling an option to choose between colors in dA? With this ugly green as predeterminate, and white, heaven blue, black and maybe red as alternative.
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   Photographer
Then DeviantART would turn into MySpace... and we know how well that went...
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:iconjumpman2121:
jumpman2121 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blue+White then.
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   Photographer
I would love that, but that would go against deviantART's "green" identity/branding.
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:iconjumpman2121:
jumpman2121 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fsjghdkv so?
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   Photographer
Such a change is 100% unlikely.
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:iconjumpman2121:
jumpman2121 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And asdf et cetera.
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:iconthe-slender-w0lf:
ThE-sLeNdEr-W0lF Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
{The background is green?!?! I thought it was gray I'm colorblind so it doesn't bother me too much
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:iconformatela:
formatela Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
i like the green
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   Photographer
That's good. However, professional artists do not.

The entire world of art communities understands the importance of a clean background. Look at Flickr, 1x, 500px, Red Bubble, and Behance - all neutral colors on the greyscale spectrum.
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:iconformatela:
formatela Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
No, I don't agree
There are  thousands of professional artists on DA and only a handful of them ever seem to get concerned about the DA background colour.
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   Photographer
Then we agree to disagree.

There are thousands of professional artists on DA that don't have a choice. Suggestions aren't given out by the masses. There are given by the active outliers who want to improve the community.
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:iconpikagalli:
Pikagalli Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I also disagree with your opinion, and suggestions are also given by the masses, staff and sometimes friends of staff because things can be unfair like that at times.

Suggestions are not taken from the minority, and definitely not from a single person like you.
This background colour has been used for years, if you look at the wayback machine you'll see they've been using these colours since 2008, and even before then they used very similar colours.
web.archive.org/web/2008071504…
So why bother changing it?

You might enjoy the shade grey, but i enjoy colours.
I do not think the background of deviantart is ugly.
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   Photographer
You have the right to have an opinion... even if it is wrong.

nate-zeman.deviantart.com/jour…

;)
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:iconpikagalli:
Pikagalli Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
because the minority speaks for the majority,
and im obvs colourblind too, right?
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:iconformatela:
formatela Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Actually, DA seems to be one of the places where suggestions are most certainly given out by the masses, as you call them. If the background colour was that big an issue we'd see it coming up here over and over again.
I don't know what an outlier is.
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   Photographer
You have the right to have an opinion... even if it is wrong.

nate-zeman.deviantart.com/jour…

;)
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:iconformatela:
formatela Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Yep, you too mate.
And actually I believe I'm correct in saying that black text on a white background, as used in the journals you link to, is not the best combination. We use it for traditional, historic purposes - going back to the time when the easiest way to produce usable paper was to bleach it white and the easiest colour of ink to produce was black. I think you will find that from the point of view of a dyslexic person or someone with certain types of visual impairment, black text on a white background is not very good.
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:iconciry15:
CiRy15 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
That's a good idea :D
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:icongogo-t-w:
GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
What happened to my "remove from messages" button? It's awol half the time for no apparent reason. 
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:icongogo-t-w:
GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Sweet, thanks.
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:icongogo-t-w:
GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Sweet, thanks.
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:icondillydong:
DillyDong Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Can you guys please fix the sta.sh option on the Add Media feature? It's not letting me select it.
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:iconiamwarriorchristain:
IamWarriorChristain Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Do you think maybe next time you guys decide to improve things, you could work on notes? Like maybe adding a search function to look for certain notes by subject of by who sent it?
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:iconhageshikulady:
hageshikulady Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How to use the @ to mention deviants? o.o
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Start to type the username with that symbol. After some delay it would show the window with choices.
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:iconhageshikulady:
hageshikulady Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOoooh I see now :eager: thank you! :w00t:
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:iconnianlauri:
NianLauri Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Do the setting save like the author tag for example or after that day it resets? 
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:iconyocarolyn:
yocarolyn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
LOL I saw I had a 1-day Premium Membership and my first thought was "who the heck got me this?!" This is awesome! :D
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:iconsixxmichaelis:
SixxMichaelis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Artist
I can't change my name!! T.T #sad
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Please read the text below (marked with the small font) carefully.
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:iconozedwivedi:
ozeDwivedi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
today is 7 April but how can get Free Premium Membership?
I want to change username how change it! - i think your Free Premium Membership does not Work! or make fool to every buddy! Waaaah! 

See below Image

i.imgur.com/8xctxgb.jpg
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Please read the text below (marked with the small font) carefully.
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:iconsixxmichaelis:
SixxMichaelis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Artist
OMG I want to change my name to and I can't I only use for the journal skins
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:iconozedwivedi:
ozeDwivedi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
i think dA Staff member not give Free one day Premium Membership that is better, because they lots of feature he off and include username. How dA Staff do that? there is no men of Free one day Premium Membership  change it name to "Free one day Some Premium feature Membership"  <~ that if better name. PPl hoping they can change username to this 7 April day. DA staff member make Fool ppl.
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