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February 6
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Valentine's Day Art Exchange

It's time to get out the virtual glitter and cyber candy hearts, because Valentine's Day is nearly upon us! The Valentine Exchange is back, allowing you to create valentines for your fellow deviants to send to their special someones. Start creating now in preparation for the big day!

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Editing Links in Writer

Editing links in Writer is now easier than ever! Click on a link in your document and a URL box will appear, from which you can easily change the URL that text will link to.

Change Log

  • When viewing a deviation from the Message Center, usernames displayed in comments would be an incorrect color. Fixed by fartprincess
  • When viewing a Flash deviation with audio, navigating to another deviation using the "Next" or "Previous" button would not stop playback. Fixed by elhsmart
  • Commenting on the mobile website was briefly broken. Fixed by inazar
  • For a short time period, replying to a comment in the Message Center would unexpectedly refresh the whole page. Fixed by fartprincess
  • Some deviations were located in an outdated category, and consequently were not appearing in Browse. These deviations have been moved to current categories. Fixed by iconocrash
  • In the Prints Shop, the Finish, Size, and Shape options would not affect the results displayed unless a specific art category was selected. Fixed by elhsmart
  • Commenting with nothing but '0' would create a blank comment. Fixed by lepidosteus
  • When viewing "All" in a deviant's Gallery, the category tree was briefly missing. Fixed by drommk
  • A very rare error occurred that prevented a small number of deviants from adding certain deviations to their Favourites. Fixed by elhsmart
  • When requesting a Commission through the Commissions Widget, the text area could be resized to be larger than the modal window. Fixed by lepidosteus
  • Some subcategories in the Resources & Stock Images gallery erroneously did not accept .zip files. Fixed by lepidosteus and iconocrash
  • Drop menus on the Manage Members page in Groups had some visual inconsistencies. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • A small number of Journals disappeared from users' Featured Journals section, and would appear to be missing entirely. Fixed by yury-n
  • Premium Memberships were granted to all deviants who sent a card for the Holiday Card Project. Done by elhsmart
  • When uploading a file to an already existing stack, it was not possible to enter the stack while the file was still uploading. Fixed by drommk
  • When uploading a file to a stack, that stack would always move to the top of one's, even if it had been deliberately moved elsewhere. Fixed by drommk
  • When hovering over an item, using ctrl+click (command+click for Mac) on the "View" hovercard button did not open the item in a new tab. Fixed by kemayo

DeviantArt muro
  • After clicking "Done" on a drawing, deviants can now choose to view the file in, or go directly to the Submit page. Changed by mudimba
  • The Crop tool had a bug that could make brushes work incorrectly after the image was cropped. Fixed by mudimba Writer
  • When hovered over, images embedded in Writer now have the same "Thumb" and "Remove" buttons that deviations and files have. Changed by Alisey
  • SoundCloud embeds would vanish if you pasted something else into the document after adding the embed. Fixed by kemayo
  • The @username autocomplete menu would erroneously try to show up if one's caret was placed inside an existing link. Fixed by kemayo
  • The "Click to add description" text was not appearing on deviation description boxes in Fixed by inazar
  • The Add Media tool wasn't working on Forum posts. Fixed by inazar

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update
  • Feedback regarding the addition of Google Analytics was generally positive, although some deviants voiced concerns about it being a mandatory addition. To clarify, adding Google Analytics to your Profile Page is an optional feature, a method for deviants to view in-depth stats that are not already provided on deviantART, should they so choose.
  • Deviants were positive about the additional brushes in DeviantArt muro as well as the addition of SoundCloud embedding.
  • Some deviants would like to be able to create or implement custom brushes in deviantART muro. Suggested by Panhead13


Creation Tools

What are your favorite tools to use when creating art, and why do you favor those tools in particular? Be it a specific brush or pen, camera or software, with what do you enjoy creating most?

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This week's Site Update includes the launch of the Valentine's Day Art Exchange, an easy way to edit links in Writer, and more!
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LauriJ Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Suggestion: Make it so that new users can't submit an another deviation for 60 seconds after the previous one.
barananduen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   General Artist
Discussion Topic:
Hooboy. It's a lot and all over the place. OK, here goes ^^;
  • for pixel art: MSPaint
  • for traditional art: it really depends on what "look" I want the finished piece to have... colored pencils (Stabilo Softcolor) + liner pens (Staedtler and Sakura), acrylics (Liquitex most of the time), watercolors (a bunch of different brands)
  • for digital art: Gimp and Wacom Graphire 4 tablet
  • for sculpture: Super Sculpey or just plain Sculpey. I like Sculpey much better than Fimo.
  • photography: Panasonic LUMIX

I just ... do a whole bunch of different stuff >.>
barananduen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   General Artist
edit: by "digital art" I mean digital paintings
RennTorakWolf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I would like to know if you guys could allow Soundcloud to be Embed on Deviantart? 
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Writer
Er, sorry, that was the wrong site update! :slow: Try this one
RennTorakWolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I was more talking about on you're DeviantID and Custom Box (Since on my Page I link to UTAU/Vocaloid demos and such, and Youtube is a hassle) But I didn't know about being able to put it in a journal!  Thank You! u7u
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Writer
Already allowed! Read last week's Site Update to find out how :)
s0nicxdude Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
lot's up neat stuff on this update. cool :)
MagDeims Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
cooooool 8-)
TheWaffleNinja Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like Emily-Young said, a search feature in the favorites would be great! One in group galleries would be awesome as well :iconloveloveplz:
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