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

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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 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 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 tab in the Writer sidebar briefly stopped working. Fixed by inazar
  • 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 Writer" button would mistakenly direct to a blank 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.



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.

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!

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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