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Do you create Collections for yourself, or to share and feature artwork with others?

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The deviation page on the mobile website has just gotten a huge uplift!

In uplifting the mobile deviation page, we re-evaluated what the most important functions and information on the deviation page were, and altered the page to present them in the most easily accessible way. From there, the deviation page was given a visual refresh for ease, clarity, and simplicity.

   

Features that were previously hidden and accessed by a "More" button can now be accessed without any page shifting, allowing the art to be the focus, and making for a seamless, user-friendly experience. More From This Artist becomes much more visible as well, encouraging viewers to tap through to see more of your art, and Featured Groups and other features are just a tap away.

      

In addition, a tab has been added so that viewers can easily watch or contact an artist from the deviation page, making it easier than ever to interact in the midst of your browsing experience.

     


Try the new deviation page! Visit deviantART from your mobile device.


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 Mobile Deviation Page


The deviation page on the mobile website has just gotten a huge uplift!

In uplifting the mobile deviation page, we re-evaluated what the most important functions and information on the deviation page were, and altered the page to present them in the most easily accessible way. From there, the deviation page was given a visual refresh for ease, clarity, and simplicity.

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Verold Integration in Journals


We're proud to announce a new integration with Verold, a platform for artists to upload their 3D work and publish it to the Web. Verold's viewer is now integrated into deviantART Journals, giving you the ability to showcase your 3D art!

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Note Regarding Site and Account Security


Information has come forward online this week regarding a bug named Heartbleed.

We want to reassure you that deviantART was not affected by this bug. 

However, to protect your deviantART account in the incident you use the same or a similar username/password combination on other websites, we strongly recommend changing your password on any and all accounts you use.

We'll continue to monitor this situation to ensure your experience is a good one.

Change Log


  • On the Submit page, the example thumbnails in the category selection area were not clickable, and in some cases were broken altogether. Fixed by yumeruby
  • In certain circumstances when submitting a Journal, the "Featured" option selection could not be changed, when submitting to the "My Journal” category. Fixed by yumeruby
  • For Internet Explorer users visiting a deviant's Gallery, if that deviant had a very large number of Gallery folders, some folder icons would fail to load. Fixed by yumeruby
  • Scraps could be submitted exclusively to Groups, but would not be included in the Gallery because of its category setting. Scraps can no longer be submitted exclusively to Groups. Fixed by lepidosteus
  • A very small number of deviants were unable to submit deviations properly at times, due to a rare error involving Groups they help administrate. Fixed by yumeruby

Sta.sh Writer
  • The autocomplete menu for mentions was sometimes missing user symbols. Fixed by kemayo
  • For the Commissions Widget, the "Add Media" tool was missing for example thumbnails. Fixed by inazar
  • The Sta.sh tab in the Sta.sh Writer sidebar briefly stopped working. Fixed by inazar
  • Sta.sh Writer's sidebar would not appear when visiting from an iPad. Fixed by inazar
  • Changing a paragraph's blockquote setting would not visually update the toolbar button. Fixed by Alisey
  • When trying to edit a Journal submitted to a Group, clicking the "Edit with Sta.sh Writer" button would mistakenly direct to a blank Sta.sh Writer page, rather than to the already-submitted Journal. Fixed by kemayo

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us:
  • Deviants were excited about Free Premium Membership Day. We hope that you enjoyed the events, and took advantage of the extra features!
  • Feedback regarding the integration of Sketchfab embeds was positive.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, several deviants mentioned that they use the Autocomplete menu frequently, although some said that they are more inclined to use the Autocomplete menu when the deviant they are trying to mention has a long or complicated username.
  • fillyrox suggested a "Recently Mentioned" option for the Autocomplete menu, so that usernames that were recently selected would appear at the top of the menu.

Discuss!


Collections

When adding artwork to your Favourites or Collections, how do you choose to organize them? How frequently do you browse your own Favourites and Collections? Do you create Collections more for yourself, or to share and feature artwork with others?


Battlefield Film Challenge

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 5:28 PM
If you could turn the tide of Battle, would you?
EA is offering $10,000* in prize money for budding filmmakers in Australia and New Zealand.
To enter, create a two to five minute video inspired by the Battlefield franchise.
Tell your story your way. Live action sequences, animation, Battlefield gameplay - you choose.
Five finalists will be flown to Sydney for a screening event on Friday May 23rd to announce the winner.
Entries due midnight May 12th EST.




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Official dA News


:bulletpurple: Integrating Sketchfab In Journals

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Official Contests


All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run contests and all deviantART sponsored contests.
:flagus: denotes US only contest

:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge 106 - Elements - Deadline April 30, 2014


Community Relations Projects


:bulletgreen: Art History and Project Educate March Roundup

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Check them out and see how you can get involved!


Informative News & Events


:bulletblue: April EMTC 50th Edition
:bulletblue: Help Out Charity Artbook
:bulletblue: Founding Your Own Chat Room
:bulletblue: National Parkinson Foundation T-shirt Design Contest
:bulletblue: deviantART was on TV !
:bulletblue: Hola
:bulletblue: New Blender open move, spread the word
:bulletblue: Macro Photography - The Equipment
:bulletblue: New Blog Series - Handy Hints and Tips
:bulletblue: PSA: Question Everything!
:bulletblue: Self-injury Awareness: The War Within
:bulletblue: Emoticon Appreciation Day: Collecting Ideas
:bulletblue: Write an article for the Designn Magazine
:bulletblue: Fan-fiction-tastic News 7
:bulletblue: April's Artisan Craft Monthly Challenge
:bulletblue: The Secret Drawing Ingredient
:bulletblue:
Dolling 101 or Dolling for Beginners
:bulletblue: Stick Around!
:bulletblue: Artisan Crafts Contests and Events
:bulletblue: Starting April with a bang and a contest!
:bulletblue:
10 Tips to Improve Your Art
:bulletblue: Free Stock and Resources outside dA

Features & Interviews


:bulletred: The Wow Effect: Offsite Tutorial Feature
:bulletred: Monday Munchies 3
:bulletred: FellArt-A Feature of Fella Related Art
:bulletred: Conceptual Creations
:bulletred: Digitalism v.02
:bulletred: Photographer of the Week: homermedici
:bulletred: The "Free" Artist's Toolbox for Digital Artists
:bulletred: The Ladies of Lit Volume XLI
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol321
:bulletred: Digital Minds - Interview with Crickatoo
:bulletred: Game of Thrones - Stock Feature
:bulletred: Challenge! Spring
:bulletred: 10 x 10 Waterscapes
:bulletred: Jane Austen: A Realistic Romance
:bulletred: Thanks for the Memories VII
:bulletred: Ice Cream
:bulletred: Forum Features 42 - March:Spring!
:bulletred: APN Suggestion Saturday 15: Earth Hour
:bulletred: Through a Lens - March
:bulletred: Internet Sensation: Natalia Poklonskaya Fan Art
:bulletred: Friday Night Specials v4.1
:bulletred: Undiscovered Weekly - Digital Art
:bulletred: Traditional Trove 21
:bulletred: Beast Vision Vol 1
:bulletred: Celebrating Diversity 50
:bulletred: Anthro Who's Whoo - Vent-Kazemaru
:bulletred: The Street Journal: Best of March
:bulletred: Traditional Tuesdays 70
:bulletred: Monday Munchies 4
:bulletred: Fella's Welcome Wagon April 7th, 2014
:bulletred: Animal ABC's - A is for African Wild Dog


Forums


:bulletblack: What makes your writing special?
:bulletblack: Monthly Literature Critique Thread
:bulletblack: Monthly Digital Art Critique Thread
:bulletblack: A Matter of Respect Toward Fellow artists

:bulletgreen: Traditional-Anime's first contest!
:bulletgreen: fella aims to be a welcoming space, primarily for new members, providing useful resources and practical assistance from friendly, approachable deviants, leading to easier navigation of the site and an enjoyable, positive deviantART experience.
:bulletgreen: deviant365 
aims to uphold the core values of deviantART through weekly tasks that encourage creativity, community, and artistic growth.
:bulletgreen: deviantartfilm is 
the unofficial deviantART film HQ. This group is all about Film and animation on deviantart (deviation category: Film & Animation)
:bulletgreen: mental-health 
is a new group focused on POSITIVE AWARENESS of mental health concerns that impact the deviantART community and EMPOWERMENT for everyone, regardless of whether or not they live with mental illness.  



Commissions

:bulletpink: Commission info for vi0letdream



Whoas - Theme: Easter



Easter by GoldenfishClover Easter Dragon by LittleCLUUs Easter Bunnies by Pumpkin-Queen-Ildi 
The Bunny Show by offermoord Easter Egg 2014 by demoness-amara Easter Design by Fosra 
Say it with Flowers by Granitoons Textures Easter Fun II by CodeP by Code-P Easter Eggs by lilaknoedel 
Easter Fun by Mayocat We Are Ready For Spring...You? by theresahelmer Easter Bunny. by AwakenendByDreams 
Return of Good Easter Bunny by kidchuckle Easter Eggs by crow-princess Knives Out by tasteofomi 
nothing to see here GTFO plz by nocturnalMoTH Bunnymund by Scyao Easter Island by KootiesMom 
Easter 'Creature' Egg by systemcat 
 
  
 
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What I'm looking for from you guys:
:bulletred: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletred: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
:bulletred: deviations that follow the theme for that issue
:bulletred: DevMEETs or events going on around you or being hosted by you.
:bulletred: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
:bulletred: Anything else you feel you want the deviantART community to know about!


Next issue to be posted April 30, 2014 and the theme for the "Whoas" is Horses.  

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Thursday: Collaborations

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 9:46 PM


Hello friends, and Happy Thursday!

Thank you everyone for participating in last week's Music Contest! It was wonderful to see the music that inspires each of you and how you turn it into artwork. Plus, we all got a chance to discover new and beautiful music from our fellow deviants, which was pretty great. 

Here are your winners!
Star! Zubaidit 
Star! dreamingwhale 
Star! ArtCrusade 
Star! Badusev 
Star! DasGhul

Congratulations! You will be contacted about your prizes within the next 24 hours. Clap 

This week, we're collaborating!


Have you ever heard the phrase, "Two heads are better than one?" This week, we're taking this phrase to heart! Choose a partner to create artwork with, and then post it in a comment on this journal!

To get you started, I'm providing you with a theme - magic! All of the art you create must somehow relate to magic, but you and your partner can use this to inspire your art in anyway you'd like!

Because of the nature of the contest, you will have two weeks to enter!
  • Join together with another deviant to create a deviation, either written or visual. When the deviation is completed, include a thumbnail or link to it in a comment on this journal.
  • Any medium is acceptable. If you decide to go with literature, please limit it to 1,000 words, or 20 lines, if poetry.
  • Deviations should fit within the general theme of "Magic." This can be taken in many ways, so be creative!
  • Five teams who take part will be selected to win 800 Points each! Points will be split up between the team members evenly. Winning entries will be selected on creativity and overall impact.
  • At least one member of each team must be a Premium Member in order to be eligible.
  • All entries must be in Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM Los Angeles time.

Not sure where to start? Comment on this journal with the following information to find a buddy to collaborate with!

Name:
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.):
I'm interested in sketching/making:
Interests/hobbies outside of art:
Anything else you'd like to share:

If you see a comment from someone whose interests match yours, send them a Note or Comment to get in touch with them to get started! 

Happy Thursday everyone, and happy collaborating! 

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