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Thumbnail Size Testing Tool

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 5:15 PM
This testing tool was initially rolled out to half of beta testers. As of November 21 2012 this tool has been rolled out to all beta testers. Thank you for your continued feedback! 

Hello Beta Testers! As we continue to develop the experience of browsing and discovering artwork on deviantART, we'd like to gather additional feedback. Today, we're providing you with a tool that allows you to test out different thumbnail sizes. 

Please note: This is a testing tool built specifically to collect data from Beta Testers and is not meant to be an actual feature. This tool has been made available to a randomly selected group of Beta Testers, and is only compatible with Chrome and Safari browsers.

Two buttons have been added to the top of all Browse, Search, and More Like This pages in the web browsers Chrome and Safari that allows you to change the size at which you view thumbnails. You can change the thumbnails to display at 50%, 75%, 100%, or 125%, at your preference.

Screen Shot 2012-10-26 at 10.22.26 AM by wreckling

Try it out!


You can give this tool a try in Chrome and Safari by going to the Browse page. After trying different options and browsing with it for a while, please answer these questions:
  1. Which thumbnail size do you prefer for the best browsing experience: 50%, 75%, 100%, or 125%?
  2. Do you change the size based on the size of your browser window?
  3. Do you change the size as you browse, or do you pick a size that works for you and leave it?
Thank you! Your feedback will help shape the future of the browsing experience on deviantART.


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:iconflynes:
flynes Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this still supposed to be available? Because I'm using Chrome and the buttons don't appear to me :/
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MissPinks Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
pleeeeeeeeease enable this on firefox :(
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llirbwerdnadivad Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
This option didn't appear at all to me when I went to DeviantArt on Safari. Is it because I didn't log in? I usually use Firefox for DeviantArt, and remained logged in via Firefox the whole time. The option wasn't there on Firefox, either.

For the record, this was done with Firefox version 17.0.1, Safari version 5.1.7, and Mac OS X version 10.6.8.
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wreckling Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   Writer
Hey there! This is currently limited to the beta testing program, which is why it isn't appearing for you. :)
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llirbwerdnadivad Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
I suppose I should have figured that out on my own, huh? XD
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KitLightning Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
On Chrome it wasn't enabled initially for me on the first test run and neither on the second test run :/
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LabLayers Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Interface Designer
This is showing up for me for Windows 8 in desktop mode, but not in Windows 8 mode. It is probably caused by the user agent changes ...

DESKTOP MODE:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2) AppleWebKit/537.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/24.0.1312.40 Safari/537.17

METRO MODE:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2,.RT) AppleWebKit/537.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/24.0.1312.40 Safari/537.17
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Artyom-Petchkov Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Which thumbnail size do you prefer for the best browsing experience: 50%, 75%, 100%, or 125%?
-Generally, I prefer the 75%, as it allows for more viewing, while still retaining a good graphic for the actual viewing.
Do you change the size based on the size of your browser window?
-Yes, as sometimes I put Chrome on fullscreen on my Mac, and I like viewing slightly smaller thumbnails, but with a smaller browser window, I set it to a larger thumbnail.
Do you change the size as you browse, or do you pick a size that works for you and leave it?
-I generally set it to a certain size at the beginning of my browsing session, then change it at the beginning of the next browsing session.
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elphaba-rose-wilde Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Which thumbnail size do you prefer for the best browsing experience: 50%, 75%, 100%, or 125%?
- I prefer either 75% or 100%. For picture based deviations the 75% is great. I can fit more across the screen, and see enough to grab my attention. For literature deviations 75% is too small. It shrinks the font down teeny tiny and I can't read it well enough to get an idea of the deviation by putting my mouse over it and letting it scroll. But if the font could be upped to the size it is in 100% I think the box size is good.
Do you change the size based on the size of your browser window?
- Nope. I like my icons and such to stay the same size.
Do you change the size as you browse, or do you pick a size that works for you and leave it?
- I changed it a lot at first, but once I found one I liked, I stuck with it.
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OutBack-Art Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Works GREAT! I really like how I can zoom into/out of art, gives me more freedom to browse the art, because I have a small NetBook browsing the web is kinda small for me, but I really enjoy this thumbnail! It's great!
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