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Access by mmastriani
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.

Change Log

  • When selecting Prints frames, the menus to select were incorrectly positioned. Fixed by Alisey
  • On the mobile website, tapping to zoom in on deviations and Sta.sh items would not work. Fixed by baclap
  • For a short period, Journal Skins would not save properly. Fixed by kemayo
  • Deviants filing tickets at the Help Desk could receive an alert saying that their browser was outdated, even if it wasn't. Fixed by micahgoulart

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, deviants mentioned a variety of improvements they would like to see to the Notifications panel of the DeviantArt Mobile App. 
  • Several deviants said that they would like to access their Notes from the app, and we agree! We're actively working on improving the app and Notes are high on our list of features to include.
  • MamaELM and JenFruzz said that they would find it useful if the Notifications panel could be sorted or viewed by type, for easier processing.
  • bearrawr suggested that swiping left or right on a notification could remove its corresponding message from the Message Center.

Discuss!

Creating and You

Do you make time in your schedule to create each day? Why or why not? Do you find you enjoy creating more when you do it regularly, or when you give yourself time in between each creation?

Header artwork: Access by mmastriani 

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Home again home again by pjacubinas
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.

Change Log

  • We encountered and resolved an issue where deviants with certain ISPs were logged out of their accounts and unable to log back in.
  • Errors could occur when requesting a commission from a deviant through the Commissions widget, if your password had a forward slash or backslash. Fixed by baclap
  • For iPad users visiting the mobile website, the "Previous" button wouldn't work when browsing deviations. Fixed by baclap
  • Clicking on the "Add to Favourites" button before the deviation page finished loading would not trigger the deviation being added to your Favourites. Fixed by Alisey
  • Blocking a deviant would not consistently remove that deviant from your Watch List. Fixed by inazar
  • The Today page could take an excessive amount of time to load when opened. Fixed by yumeruby

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! While we asked about Status Updates last week, we're happy to announce that in the time since last week, the 1 millionth Status Update was posted!
  • In response to the Discuss topic, deviants said they use Status Updates for a variety of reasons, although primarily they use them for very short updates, or for sharing works in progress.
  • A few deviants noted using Status Updates to tell people about their commission status.
  • Some deviants made suggestions regarding the design of Status Updates, and said that Status Updates could stand to be more compact.

Discuss!     

Notifications on Mobile

The "Notifications" tab on the DeviantArt Mobile App (pictured below) includes messages related to your account, including favourites and comments on your content, mentions, and new watcher notifications. This section is similar to DeviantArt.com's Message Center, but notifications are presented differently and ordered sequentially.


How would you like to see the Mobile App's Notifications feature improved to be more useful for you to go about your daily DeviantArt routine on mobile?


Notifications on Mobile by danlev


Header artwork: Home again home again by pjacubinas

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Birds by Tohad
DeviantArt will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, April 22nd from approximately 11:00 PM to 11:30 PM Pacific.

You might recall that we previously held Scheduled Maintenance on April 8th. At that time, we discovered there was a bit more work to be done. After spending the last two weeks addressing those issues, we're ready for our second (and hopefully final) test run — which will ultimately result in a faster, better DeviantArt experience!

DeviantArt.com and the DeviantArt Mobile App will be in read-only mode during this maintenance period — you'll be unable to submit, comment, or +fav deviations (or take other actions that require being logged-in.) However, you'll still be able to browse and search the site, and, same as last time, we encourage you to find and share artwork that you enjoy, bringing attention to artists you love!

As we continue to test changes to our backend systems, we want to reassure you that none of your data will be affected or lost during this maintenance period.

Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you for your patience. DeviantArt's scheduled maintenance is now complete. Please commence DeviantArting!


Header artwork: Birds by Tohad



Landscape study #4 by O-l-i-v-i
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.

Change Log

  • We encountered issues with one of our ISPs that caused some deviants to become randomly logged out and prevented them from logging back in.
  • Under rare conditions, some deviants couldn't create Gallery Folders or Collections. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • Longer usernames would be cut off on the new watermark. Fixed by inazar
  • The "Statistics" section of the Help & FAQ wasn't up to date. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • For a while, it wasn't possible to log in to ftp.sta.sh in order to upload files. Fixed by chris
  • Hidden Forum posts would still show on the Activity widget on a deviant's Profile Page. Fixed by inazar
  • On the Activity widget of one's Profile Page, Forum posts would have alignment issues if the post had no line breaks. Fixed by baclap

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update!
  • In general, deviants felt that the new watermark was an improvement over the old one, although some deviants said they still preferred to not use it. 
  • A few deviants said they felt the watermark was still too large, and a few other deviants said that it could stand to be less opaque.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, several deviants mentioned not using watermarks regularly, because they didn't want the watermark to distract from the artwork itself.
  • Deviants who do use watermarks said they tend to use a standard text or graphic watermark that is consistent from one work to another.
  • Some deviants suggested a tool to upload or create custom watermarks, and others suggested a tool to reposition or resize the already existing watermark.

Discuss!

Status Updates

What do you typically share in Status Updates? Do you post them regularly? Why or why not? Are there certain elements of Status Updates that you'd like to see improved on?

Header artwork: Landscape study #4 by O-l-i-v-i 

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Introducing the DeviantArt Stylus IRL

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 8:47 PM

Stylus-thumb by estevancarlos
For nearly 15 years, DeviantArt has been at the forefront of digital art creation, a cutting-edge icon in the high-tech art world. As part of our continuous goal to combine the best in art and technology, DeviantArt has created an innovative tool—the DeviantArt Stylus IRL—that brings the sophistication of digital art into the real world.























For nearly 15 years, DeviantArt has been at the forefront of digital art creation, a cutting-edge icon in the high-tech art world. As part of our continuous goal to combine the best in art and technology, DeviantArt has created an innovative tool that brings the sophistication of digital art into the real world.











Using the innovative, patent pending binary technology in pressure sensitivity and pigment suspension, the Stylus IRL takes digital mechanics and puts them into physical space. DeviantArt's patented DeviousInk™ hardware works seamlessly with an innovative ballpoint tip, allowing you to create stylus-based art whenever and wherever you're inspired. Leave your drawing tablet at home, and never worry about battery life again.
















With the power of DeviousInk™ Stylus IRL in the palm of your hand, you get these one-of-a-kind features, and more:









Change out ink cartridges for a diverse range of color choices!





artist credit


Mark-Chadwick









Use the built-in blending options to create smooth, professional gradients.









The Stylus IRL works on all surfaces, even paper!









Are you an early adopter? If you already own a Stylus IRL, put it to use and show us your IRL creations with the #StylusIRL tag. Share your daily doodle with DeviousInk™, showcase your on-the-go artistry, and let the world know what you’re capable of, all with the help of your Stylus IRL.


Want to know more about the Stylus IRL? Browse the #StylusIRL tag to see the creative power behind this primitive yet revolutionary art tool.






Take the future of art into your hands with the DeviantArt Stylus IRL.













C.O.T - we heard the heart beating by wang2dog
UPDATE: The issue has been resolved at this time. If you encounter any other issues, please file a bug report at the Help Desk!

We've received reports today involving some users being randomly logged out of the site, and subsequently not being able to log back in. At this time we're having issues with one of our ISPs, and are investigating.

Please bear with us as we work toward solving the problem. We're working to have the issue resolved as soon as possible, so that everyone can go about their daily DeviantArt experience with no additional trouble.

Header artwork: C.O.T - we heard the heart beating by wang2dog 


Drum Bridge by PaulWeber
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

DeviantArt's New Watermark

The DeviantArt watermark that can be added to image deviations has been redesigned! The new watermark is designed to protect your work without distracting viewers from enjoying it.

Previously submitted deviations with the watermark enabled will be transitioned to the new watermark automatically — however, with hundreds of millions of deviations to sort through, this process is going to take several weeks to complete. We'll report back in when the transition is finished.

To enable the watermark on your artwork, change the Display Options setting on the Submit page to something other than Original, and then select "Add watermark".

Moustache Kitty on Hay by SIG442

Change Log

  • If an image was resized while editing in DeviantArt muro, the redraw video would sometimes appear at an incorrect size. Fixed by Alisey
  • Special characters in the titles of Notes were incorrectly being converted to HTML. Fixed by baclap
  • In Sta.sh, some tooltips were not displaying where they were intended. Fixed by baclap
  • The Groups modal on Profile Pages wouldn't display longer Group names. Fixed by helloandre
  • Blocking deviants would not remove them from your Watch List, or vice versa. Fixed by inazar
  • Unwatching a deviant from the Message Center would not remove their messages, where unwatching a deviant from the Watch Feed would. Unwatching now consistently removes messages in both places. Fixed by inazar
  • On the Watch Feed, the "Show More" button for Journals would overlap the secondary navigation bar, when scrolling down the page. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • In the Message Center, the Miscellaneous section was incorrectly labeled "Misecellaneouss". Fixed by baclap

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update
  • Deviants said they liked the Stylus IRL, with some saying that they'd like to actually buy one. We hope you enjoyed our April Fools' Day articles, and that you had a fun day!
  • In response to the Discuss topic, several deviants said that they enjoyed one of Google's many April Fools' Day pranks, be it com.google, Pac-man on Google Maps, or the "Add Music" button on YouTube.

Discuss!

Watermarks

Do you add watermarks to your images? Why/why not? If you do add a watermark, do you use a different digital signature for each work, or do you create one watermark that you use on most/all of your images?

Header artwork: Drum Bridge by PaulWeber 

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Chaotic motion by Crist-JRoger
DeviantArt will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, April 8th from approximately 11:00 PM to 11:30 PM Pacific.

During this time, DeviantArt.com and the DeviantArt Mobile App will be in read-only mode — you'll be unable to submit, comment, or +fav deviations (or take other actions that require being logged-in.) However, you'll still be able to browse and search the site, and we encourage you to find and share artwork that you enjoy, bringing attention to artists you love!

This scheduled maintenance will allow us to test changes to our backend systems to make DeviantArt faster and more reliable. Rest assured that none of your data will be affected or lost during this time.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to providing you with an even better DeviantArt experience!

     

Thank you for your patience. DeviantArt's scheduled maintenance is now complete. Please commence DeviantArting!


Header artwork: Chaotic motion by Crist-JRoger


Forma 02 by korbox
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

Introducing the DeviantArt Stylus IRL

For nearly 15 years, DeviantArt has been at the forefront of digital art creation, a cutting-edge icon in the high-tech art world. As part of our continuous goal to combine the best in art and technology, DeviantArt has created an innovative tool—the DeviantArt Stylus IRL—that brings the sophistication of digital art into the real world.

Read more »



Change Log

  • Unwatching or blocking a deviant will now remove any of their messages from your Message Center and Watch Feed.
  • For new deviants, if the first attempt to upload artwork happened by way of dragging a file into Sta.sh, the upload would fail because the deviant would not be prompted to agree to our Submission Policy. Fixed by baclap
  • The "..." button in Journal History widgets (and other locations) would send you to the page you were already on, regardless of what page number you put in. Fixed by kemayo
  • When browsing items in Sta.sh by using the "Next" and "Previous" buttons, editing an item's description would make the "Next" and "Previous" buttons stop working. Fixed by Alisey
  • In Gallery Folders, the folder's title would sometimes overlap on top of the thumbs in the folder. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • Immediately after adding a deviation to a Collection from the "Add to Favourites" button drop down menu, clicking in the area where the drop menu appeared would remove the deviation from your Favourites. Fixed by outgoingcoyote

Your Feedback

Thanks for the feedback on last week's Site Update!
  • In response to the Discuss topic, deviants primarily said they use RedBubble or Society6, although a few deviants mentioned Vistaprint and a few other sites. The reasoning for each varied, depending on ease of use, print quality, or profit margin.
  • Astralseed and a few other deviants said that their preference for which site to use involved which sites offered printed clothing options.

Discuss!

April Fools' Events

What were some of your favorite or least favorite April Fools' Day pranks from around the Internet this year?

Header artwork: Forma 02 by korbox

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On The 4thday by piethein21
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.

Change Log

  • Preview images weren't working for Film & Animation deviations, when shared to other sites. Fixed by baclap
  • For a short period, Journal Skins were not properly restricted to Premium Members. Fixed by kemayo
  • Users who bought Prints without creating a DeviantArt account were unable to access their order history. Fixed by Alisey
  • The Sta.sh Writer toolbar was not aligned properly on the Write a Journal Entry page. Fixed by kemayo
  • Deviation images used in the DeviantID widget would not correctly link to their respective deviation pages. Fixed by outgoingcoyote

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update

  • In response to last week's Discuss topic, some deviants said that they would like to see improvements made to the submission process on the mobile website, such as making it easier to select a category. (It's worth noting that the Submit menu is currently hidden on the mobile website because a substantial amount of mobile users are using the site from older versions of operating systems, which don't allow for file upload.)
  • A few deviants noted that larger x buttons in the Message Center would make checking messages an easier process. 

Discuss!

Prints Services

Besides DeviantArt, what is your favorite website to use for their print services? What feature(s) in particular do you value on said site?

Header artwork: On The 4thday by piethein21 

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