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In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing 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

A Preview of deviantART's New Thumbnails
The current deviantART thumbnails (the smaller versions of deviations) have served the community well for years; however, there's always room for improvement. We've created a new style of thumbnail, which hopes to solve the problems with the current thumbnails.

Read more about the new thumbnails and find out how you can preview them.



Comment Business Cards
On a site like deviantART where tens of thousands of comments can occur in one conversation, this addition hopes to add some extra information and context to the conversation. On each comment, we now display whether or not the member is a new member, as well as their basic information like age, sex, country, and artist type.

The visibility of this information matches the settings of your profile (if you hide your age on your profile, it'll be hidden on your business card). You can adjust the visibility of your age and sex in the "Personal Information" section of your general account settings. Your country and artist type can be modified using the deviantID widget on your profile.

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Remove from Favourites
In the past Site Updates, many people have requested that it be easier to remove deviations from your Favourites, rather than having to go to each of the deviation pages. We just added a "Remove from Favourites" option to the pencil menu of your Favourites that will make managing them a bit easier.

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Download Sta.sh Stack as .ZIP
A few weeks ago, we released the ability to download a Sta.sh stack as a ZIP to Beta Testers. The feature has now been rolled out to everyone.

You can now download an entire Sta.sh stack all at once in an easy to access .ZIP file. Whether you're sharing images with friends or co-workers, collaborating on a piece, or if you simply want a quick and easy way to get to your files from a different location, it can now be done even faster and with one click of a button. The "Download All" button is located at the bottom of a Sta.sh stack.


All Deviants Can Now Write Critiques
Sometimes you come across a deviation that deserves special attention. It catches your eye in such a way that you're compelled to craft a response that goes above and beyond a normal comment. Or perhaps a fellow deviant is having a tough time with a particular aspect of their work, and you know just what they need to take their art to the next level.

For these situations and more, we've given everyone the ability to write a Critique.   


Community Projects Gallery Changes (Part 1)
We've made some changes to the structure of the "Holidays" category under "Community Projects."


Bug Fixes


General
  • The list of "Recent Blogs" for each group listed in the Groups Portal was not updating. Fixed by muteor
  • Journal thumbnails were briefly broken in IE8. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Various display issues were fixed with the Slideshow button. Fixed by muteor
  • User gallery browsing by category was broken for non-leaf categories. Fixed by lendrick
  • The "Send A Note" modal ignored members' Mature Content settings and displayed Mature Content thumbs anyway. Fixed by muteor
  • Fixed some issues with the layout of the footer for narrow browser widths. Fixed by lendrick
  • Journal publishing preview ignored the specified heights of an image. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Some links to the Points terms of service information were broken, and information itself needed an updated style. Fixed by muteor
  • The "Give Points" modal sometimes thought it was a llama modal. Fixed by ZombieCoder
  • The Bolt award, an annual award given to staff, received a visual uplift to its widget. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The list of categories in the submission process included a few categories that would redirect deviations to the more suitable "Scraps" section of your gallery. This caused confusion among members and has been frequently requested to be removed. We've removed these categories to eliminate confusion. Read more about this change.
  • There was a bug interfering with the right mouse click button while using the Basic Brush. Fixed by mudimba
  • When dragging an item or stack, the page now scrolls along. Fixed by samshull
  • The login form was missing labels in IE8. Fixed by samshull
  • Hovercards on Sta.sh items no longer appear when dragging to select multiple items. Fixed by samshull
  • The "flat" view in Sta.sh, which showed you all of your items without stacks, was removed because of the lack of usage. We feel that this mode was unnecessary and provided little benefit to members.
  • If there is an error with the inputted CSS of a Journal Skin in Writer, you no longer lose your changes after seeing this error. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • The CSS declarations "text-shadow" and "box-shadow" are now properly validated in skins. Fixed by kemayo
  • Various bugs were fixed with the new HTML improvements available to Beta Testers. Writer no longer has any issues displaying the text  "<3" or any other non-HTML tags. Writer no longer breaks self-closing HTML tags which use a trailing slash like img tags. Fixed by kemayo and Alisey 
  • No more prolonged display of ugly broken image thumbs when uploading to Sta.sh through Writer. Fixed by kemayo
  • Writer only renders manually entered HTML code if we recognize the HTML tag entered. Fixed by kemayo
  • Writer entries which are too long will now give an error message explaining this, rather than just "unknown error". Fixed by kemayo
  • Dragging a file onto Writer while another sidebar section is open no longer results in the Sta.sh section overlapping the other one. Fixed by kemayo
  • Thumbnails in Writer are now more consistent with thumbnails in published entries. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback
  • In widgets on profiles, all deviations should be able to have a "full view" mode, rather than just images under 900 pixels by 900 pixels. From *AngelicDragonPuppy 
  • In deviantART muro, there should be an option to flip a layer horizontally or vertically without flipping the whole canvas itself. From deKirbyGal
  • After favouriting an artist's artwork, it should show you other images that members also liked from the artist. From Tophthetomboy 
  • Add the option to easily use your own art from your gallery, scraps, or Sta.sh as your avatar. From =KissTheSunrise 
  • Create a system where you can see the activity of the people you're watching, such as the artwork they favourited, commented on, or artists they've added to their watch. From `Gwendolyn12 in the Suggestions Forum

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  • Related artwork on deviation pages. ~YoukosForbiddenLove suggested a feature that would show related artwork on deviation pages. For example, if you viewed a photo of the Eiffel Tower, you would see other photos of the Eiffel Tower. It's important for deviantART members to be exposed to new artists. This feature could encourage others to discover new artwork and would increase the visibility of your artwork to people who might be interested in it.
  • Macro gallery changes. We're looking for feedback about changes to the macro gallery. Please leave your feedback on that article.

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Whichever business you’re in, and especially for anyone in the field of design, such as web designers, a business card can be as important as your website identity.

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Always when you introduce your company it is fact the use of your business card. You want the primary feeling that is left with your client to convey the image and personality of your business to be a positive one. Here is the list of collection 30+ coolest business cards to inspire you.

[http://www.2expertsdesign.com/2009/06/26/30-coolest-business-cards-to-inspire-you/]
Business Cards Front-Back by Arkham-Insanity
*EDIT*
Dr. Awesome Business Cards are now available to buy in larger quantities in my shop here using Paypal. www.arkhamarts.com/product/dr-…
you can of course still do the $1 Mail-in version, in-fact if you only want just one..I suggest it, but if you are wishing more to say...hand out at conventions or such, then I suggest using the shop since you can purchase more at a much cheaper price than 1$ a card.

Doctor Awesome Business Card by Arkham-Insanity
There seems to be a lot of people who would like Dr. Awesome's Business Card for their very own!....so I am making a special offer...if you would like just ONE card as a keepsake.

Send $1 (or your countries equivalent of that amount..or close to it) to this address
Arkham Arts
P.O Box 2684
Asheboro, NC 27204
United States

And Dr. Awesome will send you a copy of his Business Card for you to cherish forever...the card also has a picture of the Awesome Doctor on the back...you can see that here 29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lod…

*edit*

And Yes if you send a question to Dr. Awesome he will answer it along with the Business card!

:thumb182060348:.: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-KotI :heart: my watchers Stamp. by jugga-lizzleI have no pants - Stamp by pizza-eaterSmack Down Stamp by Arkham-InsanityChibi Prussia Stamp by Arkham-Insanity
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Hello folks, I need some ideas for my business card... my mind really is empty! I'm having my blank page in front of me and nothing comes!!! I don't have imagination for such a thing. I can paint like that, with nothing in mind (even if I don't paint well XD), draw, write, take pictures but my mind is blank for business card.

So I'm having a little idea, I'm doing a little contest!

I'm giving a 6 month subscriptions to the one who's gonna be able to design me a business card!

Rules:
-Surprise me!
-I am a photographer, so inspire yourself with my gallery.
-My website name isn't yet chose, so leave a free space for me to add it.
-I'm gonna put the body to download soon (In the afternoon)
-I want the .PSD file for I can add my website address and my printer asked me for the .PSD
-You can post as much entry as you want (but there is still a good sense limit)

What am I giving?
-A 6month subscription
-A long long time feature in my journal
-Lot of love!!!

The body: julienpier.deviantart.com/art/…
Going to web conferences is a great opportunity to make new contacts and exchange business cards. Unfortunately, we have an industry filled with creative people who have no creative marketing for themselves. Sure, many have business cards, but one in a hundred have something really cool. These unique treasures, cards, items etc. get kept, talked about and usually photographed and shared. This post is an inspiration for all you creatives to step up your game, either by getting things made or by making them yourselves.

[http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/20/effective-business-card-design-better-than-a-plain-ol-business-card/]
40+ Creative Business Cards for your Inspiration. Every designer needs business card inspiration sometime in their lives.

[http://creativeoverflow.net/40-creative-business-cards/]
If you want to promote your business in a perfect way then you need some important elements.You know,in business industry,positive impression is crucial. One of the most important part of getting this impression is the business card printing.So if you are looking for a great marketing tool to draw attention of your customers

[http://designbeep.com/2011/07/01/20-creative-examples-of-business-card-designs-to-draw-attention-of-your-customers/]
"Showcasing some very cool business cards and different approaches compared to the traditional ways of the business cards. I have been building up this posts for quite some time now…here is a Flickr group that has some great business cards."

[http://inspiredology.com/graphic-design/cool-business-cards/]
Hi guys, I’m quite excited about this tutorial, hope you guys enjoy it too. In this tutorial we’ll create a sleek business card using our very own Photoshop. We’ll be using some simple techniques to get an awesome result.

[http://skyje.com/2011/05/learn-how-to-create-a-sleek-business-card/]