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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


Update to deviantART Mobile

In October, we launched the new mobile site to everyone, and while we stand by its design and functionality, we received valid statements regarding older devices not being compatible with the new layout. With this in mind, we've brought back the old mobile site for older devices, with the option to switch to one or the other depending on your preference. 

For said devices, a banner will appear on the main deviantART page that says, "Touch here to switch to deviantART's legacy mobile site," which will reload the page with the old mobile layout if tapped. If you would like to return to the new mobile layout, you can do so by tapping the Menu button and selecting "Switch to New Mobile Layout" from there.

Please note: while we are bringing the old mobile site back for these devices, it is a legacy version of the mobile site, meaning that we will not provide updates to this layout, and technical support will be limited. 

Proposed Changes to the Anthro Gallery 

KovoWolf is heading up potential changes to the category structure of the Anthro gallery, and your feedback would help shape changes made in the future. 


Change Log

  • A horizontal scrollbar was present in Firefox for some users at a narrow browser resolution. Fixed by yury-n
  • There were some errors encountered when purchasing discounted items with deviantART Points, if the buyer didn't have enough Points before the discount was applied to the total. Fixed by yury-n
  • There were some delays in processing thumbnails for newly submitted deviations, as well as sending deviantWATCH messages. The backlog was quickly processed. Fixed by chris
  • More Like This was briefly unavailable. Fixed by chris

Sta.sh / New Submit

  • Some deviations stated they were submitted from Sta.sh when they weren't. Fixed by samshull
  • Items in Sta.sh now display which app they were submitted from. Fixed by adahacker
  • Logging into Sta.sh in Safari would sometimes fail and display an incorrect error message. Fixed by adahacker
  • Pressing escape would exit both the deviation and the stack, for fast browsers. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The description box wouldn't expand when content was pasted in. Fixed by samshull
  • When submitting a deviation to both Scraps and Groups, the deviation would go to the Groups but not to Scraps. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Deviants were unable to set preview images for ZIP files. Fixed by adahacker
  • When submitting text, the page would always trigger a "Mature Content not selected" error, even if it was selected. Fixed by adahacker
  • When adding text, the text preview wouldn't reflect the text's actual spacing. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When changing files, the new image would take the place of the category examples. Fixed by kouiskas
  • There was a javascript error when categorizing items written in Sta.sh Writer as Journals. Fixed by adahacker
  • Some deviation types were displaying an incorrect image preview during upload. Fixed by samshull
  • New deviants were being asked to agree to the Terms of Service with no way to actually do so. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Category errors wouldn't display properly when updating an already published deviation. Fixed by adahacker

Sta.sh Writer


  • Some Literature categories were displaying entries as Journals. Fixed by kemayo
  • The Google Webfonts list was out of date. Fixed by kemayo
  • Using "Edit with deviantART muro" would sometimes save slowly, and could get stuck on the "saving..." overlay. Fixed by kemayo
  • Sta.sh comments showed raw HTML when you restored a page after restarting your browser. Fixed by inazar
  • When leaving comments in Sta.sh, the comment field would not be blank after posting. Fixed by inazar
  • The "Show More" button in the sidebar was misaligned in IE8/9. Fixed by Alisey
  • Long titles in the sidebar would overlap. Fixed by Alisey
  • Thumbnails were not evenly spaced in the sidebar in Firefox. Fixed by Alisey
  • In Firefox, when copy and pasting content from a web page, hidden HTML code would sometimes become visible. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback


Thanks for the feedback left on last week's update! Here's some of what you had to say.
  • Deviants were pleased with the new tool to improve More Like This results. Nippey suggested that it would be helpful for the original deviation to scroll, so that members can have an easier time comparing the results to the starting deviation.
  • SougonNaTakumi mentioned that it would also be useful to mark particular deviations as good or bad matches for the source deviation.
  • Some deviants would like to be able to go directly to their Profile from Sta.sh. Suggested by Autumnstarr
  • Deviants would like the option for endless scrolling on deviations in their Message Centers. Suggested by Yamitora1
  • Members would like to be able to change permissions for a Group Gallery Folder from that folder's page, rather than having to go to the Manage Members section of that Group's admin area. Suggested by IceWolf762
  • Some deviants would like to be notified if they are logged in for two or more sessions at once. Suggested by Bemari

Discuss!

deviantART muro for Critique
Some deviants have suggested using deviantART muro as a tool for critique. When giving critique, do you find it helpful to be able to leave a visual representation of what you mean, such as by redlining the work? (Redlining is when an artist draws a sketch over another artist's work to help find flaws in the original art.) As an artist, would you find it helpful if other artists could leave redlines as part of a critique on your art by using deviantART muro?

deviantART muro critique as mocked up by RobynRose


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This week's Site Update includes an update to deviantART's mobile site, bug fixes, and more!
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:icon1hedgiefan:
1HedgieFan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Umm how can i change my avatar?
Im so dumb.
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:iconduchessaradhel:
DuchessAradhel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I accidentally clicked on the huge yellow Legacy Mobile site reference at the top of the page (btw, very annoying, just saying hehe), and now I have clicked on "Menu", but I can't seem to find the "Switch to New Mobile Layout", all I see is "Switch to Desktop Site".

I have a Nokia Lumia 521 with Win8 and the "New Mobile Layout" was working just fine.

How do I go back to the "New Mobile Layout"???
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DuchessAradhel Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay, I think I may have figured it out... I went to my IE settings and deleted history & all previously stored info... now it looks like it may have sent me to the "New Mobile Layout"... Will update you if anything changes...

(P.S. How do I get rid of the HUGE YELLOW Legacy Mobile banner up at the top that I accidentally clicked on with my big fingers?? LOL... I have clicked on the X but it keeps coming back!! Ahhhhh!! LOL)
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PehoTiger Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
There appears to be a bug (for example): When I go on the normal website (on mobile) it says I have three mails in my inbox. Yet when I click on it, it only shows that I had received only TWO pieces of mail. Can you guys fix this please?
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xMEDZx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh a late question: Is the new mobile site compatible with android version 4.0? because if not then that would explain some things.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014   Writer
It should be, yes. If you're encountering an issue on the mobile site, please do file a bug report about it at the Help Desk! :)
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Southrobin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Can we get rid of the yellow banner at the top? It's very annoying and I have no intention of using the legacy mobile site. I've tried using m.deviantart.com and that doesn't work. I've constantly cleared my cache, too. No luck with that, either.

Seconded problem. Accidentally switched to the old site once and now its forever here.
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NekoWindMage Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cant see my feedback at all using my phone mobile or desktop site...How do I fix this? I have to keep going to my laptop to check my notifications...
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014   Writer
Hi there! What make and model are your phone?
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:iconnekowindmage:
NekoWindMage Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a samsung galaxy S 3?
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