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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


The New deviantART Mobile Site

One of the most common requests from the community has been to update deviantART's mobile site. By popular demand, we've released a brand new version of the mobile site! The site is officially supported in the default browsers for the iPhone and Android phones and tablets.

Instead of developing two separate versions of the site—a desktop version and a mobile version—we've formatted the desktop site to fit into a mobile browser. This allows the mobile site to offer many more features than the previous version did, and it also makes for a more smooth user experience. The end result is a seamless mobile site, and it looks a little like this:

Deviantartiphone By Danlev-d5gvnz5 by wreckling

  • You can Browse art, check your Message Center, reply to Notes, browse your friends' Profiles and Galleries, visit the Forums, view today's Daily Deviations and do almost everything else you can on the desktop version of the site!
  • The drop down menu usually located in the top left corner of the site can be accessed by tapping on the deviantART logo, allowing you to easily access familiar tools without complication. 
New Deviantart Mobile Site  Navigation By Danlev-d by wreckling

  • You can find wallpapers for your phone using the "Wallpaper" app available in the main menu!
  • The Message Center is located in one place, which makes responding to comments and browsing art and Journals a quick, easy experience. Deviants who enjoy viewing their Message Center one section at a time can tap on the arrow next to "Messages" at the top of the Message Center. This will prompt the Message Center's left sidebar to appear and allow selection one section of the Message Center to view at a time.
  • Journal Skin designers, if you'd like control how your skin looks in a mobile browser, learn how to use our new mobile media queries.

Prints Integration on Deviation Pages

We've implemented an easier way to purchase art on deviantART! When viewing a deviation that is enabled as a Print, you'll be met with a sleek new menu that is designed to be simple and straightforward.

Screen Shot 2012-09-25 at 12.12.56 PM by wreckling

We've moved the Prints functionality from its own separate page and placed it within the deviation page, to help artists sell more of their work, and to reduce friction for buyers looking to purchase art they love.

Screen Shot 2012-09-25 at 12.38.15 PM by wreckling

Because the functionality of the old Prints pages has been added to the deviation page, you can now preview how your Prints purchase will look without having to leave the deviation page! Once you select a product type, the preview will update to reflect your selection.

The New Submit Art Page (Beta Testers Only)

Beta Testers, we're bringing you a complete revamp of the Submit Art page! While the page you're familiar with has been a long-standing part of deviantART, the new page is designed to be more intuitive, user-friendly, and up to date with deviantART as it is today.

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More Improvements to More Like This (Beta Testers Only)

Back in August we launched More Like This to Beta, and after taking in your feedback, we made some improvements, which we're pleased to say were met with positive response! Today, we're bringing you even more improvements, both to More Like This results and your browsing experience!


Change Log

  • The text entry box for Notes had a very narrow fixed width, and was not resizable. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Users were briefly unable to receive Birthday Cake badges. Fixed by KnightAR
  • The "Show All Groups" link on deviation pages was not working while browsing using the "next" and "previous" buttons. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The Share dropdown menu on deviation pages and the Facebook and Tumblr Share buttons in the footer were broken while while browsing using the "next" and "previous" buttons. Fixed by aMoniker
  • The Stick Menu did not display properly in IE8, and instead displayed blank space. Fixed by shahyarg
  • The Daily Deviation page did not display some taller-than-normal portraits correctly when the page first loaded. Fixed by shahyarg
  • The oEmbed API did not contain data for the "moderate" setting for Mature Content. Fixed by randomduck
  • The tool buttons have been upgraded to a new look. Designed by zilla774, implemented by mudimba
  • A bug related to missing thumbs and previews on drawings was identified. Fixed by sgrahamUK

Sta.sh


  • When changing the main file of an item originally uploaded through an app, the app attribution will now be cleared. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Non-Latin characters are now cleanly stripped from uploaded items' titles, as deviation titles still only support latin characters. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When going inside a stack, into an item, and then back to the stack, uploading a file inside the stack would put the file in Sta.sh instead of the stack. Fixed by kouiskas

Sta.sh Writer

  • Thumbnails of literature submitted through Sta.sh Writer appearing in stacks in the Message Center would have misaligned stack corners. Fixed by kemayo
  • Menus in Sta.sh Writer have been changed to be a little more responsive; you can now mouse from one to another without having to click. Fixed by kemayo
  • Classes are now allowed on span tags, for skinning purposes. Fixed by Alisey
  • Efficiency of fetching your Friends List in Sta.sh Writer's sidebar has been improved; less unnecessary data is pulled, and the menu builds faster. Fixed by kemayo and inazar

Your Feedback


Thanks very much for the feedback left on last week's update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us.
  • The most common response regarding the friends system was that deviants would like an easy way to separate lists of who they watch from lists of deviants who are their friends. Dramira-Official mentioned that this could also be applied to the Message Center, where new messages from friends could be listed before the general watch section.
  • Fehnwrites and Yamitora1 suggested that an easy means of managing and organizing one's friendslist would be helpful, and ShapeShifter314 mentioned that being able to search through one's friends list would be useful as well.
  • Some deviants would like stacks within folders in their Message Center. Suggested by Krisoyo
  • A search function in Group galleries would be helpful. Suggested by IcyPheonix
  • Deviants would like notes sent to Groups to be included in their Sent Notes folder. Suggested by alexpeanut and Magical525
  • It would be helpful to be able to add keywords to Groups, so that they can be found more easily when searching in the Groups Portal. Suggested by MartinSilvertant
  • Some members would like to apply custom CSS to their Gallery's Featured folder. Suggested by Veroom

Discuss!

The New Mobile Site
We're curious about your feedback on the new mobile site! What do you think of the experience so far? What do you like? What do you think could be improved? Is there anything from the desktop experience you feel is lacking in the mobile experience? Is there anything you think the mobile experience does better? Let us know!


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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. In this article 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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TicklishAuthorGirl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Every time I click the DA Logo to log out, it reloads the homepage and I can't tap the logout button. I am thouroughly pissed right now. Please help.
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Lunathehedgehog22444 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't log into Dviantart through my phone. <:/
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SaccharoKirby Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Can't reply to messages pr notes. :/
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:iconlovehidanforever:
LoveHidanForever Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I can't find any way to log out on my phone! Help, please! ;~;
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Writer
Hi there! If you tap the logo in the top left corner, dA's main navigation menu will appear, and the log out option should appear toward the bottom of the "My Account" section there. Hope that helps! :)
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LoveHidanForever Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you! My phone first wouldn't even poen anything like that but I got to log out! Thank you so so so so much! ;3;
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Writer
No worries! :)
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:iconbuffaloborgine:
BuffaloBorgine Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I can't reply on the mobite site, however I tried it would not work.
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:icontuna-riri:
tuna-riri Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
same problem, i don't know how to log out on my phone. :(
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ActsofArt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't seem to access my messages it just shows a glitched screen and typing this is really difficult because it is loading real slow I am using a prepaid android is there a way to switch to the desktop mode on my phone? Or maybe fix this issue?
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LexiDog01 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How do I log out on my phone?
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:iconfaeorain:
faeorain Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I can't log into deviantart from my ipod. Is there a different web address that I'm supposed to be using?
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:iconfaeorain:
faeorain Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I can find the site through safari/google, but the login page never works for me.
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:icontata-chan1012:
Tata-Chan1012 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Is there not a way to look at your note drafts on the mobile site?:(
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YaoiF4nL Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I can't get to mobile either. I sent a message didn'tto Help Desk a few days ago and I didn't receive any reply, so... How do I get to mobile?
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ShadowPoni Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
could someone tell me how to log off from a kindle? I'm on the regular site and can't get to mobile... or log off ><;
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:iconmastermetallix94:
MasterMetallix94 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse that, my replies won't show fully. All I see is who they're from and I can't respond to them, and when I try switching to Desktop version it's the same thing.
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MasterMetallix94 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My re
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Moon12345678 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The images are too blurry to see on mobile and when I switch to desktop the image doesn't show up. It's really getting annoying.
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KinShiraa Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DDDXX this won't work on my iPod touch anymore! it used to and I love it but now it's back to the old mobile view plus the view message button does not show my messages anymore DX
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Writer
Hey there! You should be able to switch back to the new mobile site by going to the menu button in the top left corner and selecting "Switch to New Mobile Layout" from there. :)
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:iconkinshiraa:
KinShiraa Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh! thank you so much!! I thought I couldn't go back because I ignored the banner lol but thank you!! :D
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ChaoJeffrey Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
And the site requires EVERYONE to use an ANDROID OS phone, something Linux made money off for, I do NOT do Touch Phones...
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unBaKedBaKon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I just want to know how to go to the regular site. I can see anything with this
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affectionateTea Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ugh, I also really hate the mobile updates. It's so cluttered and a paint and doesn't fit as well in the window and just seems like it took ten thousand steps backwards. I don't like all the info getting dumped together and having to scroll to find anything, and I liked the simplified look it had before. Now I can barely use it, it's horrible.
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Gwenvar Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   General Artist
I can't open the message folders on this new mobile site...
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ChaoJeffrey Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
That is because the site no longer handles BrewMP and Opera Mini Browsers, because it requires a High Level Javascript that Android and Apple(which are build on Unix/Linux OS Builds) can only load this.
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Gwenvar Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   General Artist
Oh, okay.
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ChaoJeffrey Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
And right now it seems like DA is trying to support those of Upper and High Class income people, a sign DA's Staff WILL NOT respond to us on it, they will FORCE us to upgrade our Browsers and Phones, also in the event Microsoft and W3C are forcing this just to please those companies.
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Gwenvar Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   General Artist
Pfft...
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luckynesu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Why, why, why? Do non-smartphone mobile site user has no value whatsoever? Do none of us buy points, subs, prints, merchandise? (hints: look beside my username)
Do you really not give a damn if we can't use the site anymore?
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ChaoJeffrey Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Well I know the DA Staff including wreckling must please the higher income people such as the Upper and High Class that can support getting iPhones and Android Phones as well as paying $120 to $170 a month for the Service to use this site, it is unfortunate that Deviant Art seems to be not very friendly to those who are using anything of BrewMP and Opera Mini now, the fact is I HATE TOUCH PHONES, yes DA Staff, I hate them because Opera Mini can not work in removing messages without a specific code to that is only used in Android and iPhones, to render code that is used to remove the messages, much like HTML5 and CSS3...
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luckynesu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
But why don't they just make app for those two like every other site on this planet, like all iphne and android users that use da want?
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luckynesu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Eh that's just too obvious isnt it? The endless scrolling, the new submission page that requires fastest kind of the internet... Poor and middle class people should feel lucky they even allowed to see this site!
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luckynesu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Goddarnit bring back the old mobile site i want to freaking send the freaking notesssssssssss
Do you want money? You can take my money if you bring back the old mobile. Hell, i'd sell all my llama - all one thousand of them and give all the money to you if you bring back the old mobile. OR AT LEAST ANY MOBILE SITE THAT'S FREAKING COMPATIBLE WITH NONFREAKINGSMARTPHONE!!!1111!!!!
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SuneeStride Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it just called DeviantART mobile?
I cant find it in the App Store
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:iconluckynesu:
luckynesu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
It's not an app. It's a mobile site.

m.deviantart.com

its a mobile site that looks no different than desktop site.
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:iconchaojeffrey:
ChaoJeffrey Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
And it is like a mini version of the Desktop site that would be used on Browsers with limited scripting(like older versions of Firefox and IE).

It is just that bad DA will not disclose much reason to it because it is an outside source that requires these changes, W3C and Microsoft...
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luckynesu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Before i only thought da wants to be hip without actually work their ass t make app. But if they make all these crappy changes just to cater outside party... :rage:
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tyanimalgirl Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have to say that I hate the new mobile version with a passion. I tend to use the mobile version on my Wii. The new version is too close to the desktop version in intricacy, it mucks up the whole thing and makes it lag like crazy. It's made the whole thing crash a couple times and makes it a nightmare to find anything. I preferred it when it was quick and simple to find what I needed. I use my wii to help find references when drawing sketches that I scan and use for my digital art. In all, I preferred it the way it was before. I cannot stand the new layout.
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FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I hate the new mobile as well, every time I have complained, they ignored it.

I think someone should take this directly to Spyed.
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tyanimalgirl Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Agreed. It's not the design itself, it's the fact that there is a little too much for a mobile to handle. That is why it is mobile. Less stuff to load, so the device does not spontaneously combust.
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ChaoJeffrey Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
That is because it is optimized for iPhones and Androids only, something that would put your Cell Phone bill at $150 Or more a month, not something the increasing Low and Middle Class can't even afford...
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tyanimalgirl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I have a dinky little prepaid phone that costs $25 per month. That, and I use my wii to surf the web. It also can't handle too much at one time.
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ChaoJeffrey Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Well I have a phone that currently is a "Multi-tasking" Phone, but not a Smart Phone, and it is also the last of the "Brew MP" phones released by my provider, Sprint, otherwise they are going to switch out of them, I think it is sick that we are stuck of what we got due to Money issues, and this economy will fall off the "Fiscal Cliff" then we will no longer have a chance to use these sites unless we are rich.
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tyanimalgirl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yep, most of us have dinky little phones that will kick the bucket if we try anything remotely similar to a normal page. That's why I'm happy that they brought back the wonderful Legacy version, now if only it didn't go to the front page when I select menu (this might already be fixed, for all I know). >.>
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TheGirlNooneKnows Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I'm thinking of just "switching to desktop" on my phone because the new mobile is so horrid.
The old mobile was PERFECTLY FINE (minus little things like not viewing groups) I could read and send noted and messages WITH EASE. Now even that's a challenge. my computer isn't up to date with the browser, so I'm unable to access dA currently. I used my phone 99% of the time, now I barely do so due to the long loading time and looooooing scrolling.
People are very unhappy with this version, so I hope you guys do something this time.
LG Optimus T
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IHaveNoIdea8 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to resend every note like three times before it actually makes it to the person I'm sending it to. I've gotten into the habit of copying everything I type before sending, and I feel that I really shouldn't have to. The Notes screen lags a lot more than it used to as well.
I liked the older mobile version much more, I don't even browse art on it anymore because the scrolling just seems awkward to me and it takes a lot longer for me to browse. I immensely preferred the old way so I could just tap on the arrow without having to scroll.
I only use the mobile site nowadays to check my inbox, and I hardly ever trust it to actually send anything anymore.
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Stalwart-Steel Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't know if it is just me, but on my phone running android 4.0 The stock browser and opera mobile cannot access folders when viewing deviations.
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Nukealias2 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This update isn't working out for me, not even a little bit. I have an Android and considering this update was releasing the new mobile site was big whoopy failure. Messages don't seem to show up and it takes to long to get working right. Come on, dA, you can do better.
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