dav5 beta Image Preview!!!dav5 aka dav5 web 2.0!
So, here is yet another sneak peek at where version 5 is heading! The future of deviantART is now! Taking a cue from the stylish and extremely marketable approach happening within the world of Web 2.0 design, we have come up with something entirely new! Thrown the baby out with the bathwater and said damn the consequences!
We realize this may be a pretty drastic change to some of you, but there is still some of the DA quality, it retains the green, and it retains the fun cutting edge style we have always had! Now with tons of added fun and that smooth clean bubbly look that put Bill Gates and company on the map! We are confident that by making this change we are bringing deviantART further into becoming more of an application as opposed to just a website. An application of massively enjoyable potential! Stay tuned
Happy Holidays from deviantARTHappy Holidays from deviantART7 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Now Playing: deviantART Film!deviantART Proudly Announces...Now Playing: deviantART Film!7 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Film as a word conjures up something special. A unique feeling. Almost a different texture than words like movie or video. When someone asks you to go see a movie on the weekend you think, “Oh cool, that’ll be fun,” but if someone asks you to go to a film festival the feeling you get is entirely different. It feels like an investment of your time, one for which you want to plan accordingly and enjoy thoroughly.
And this is exactly what we are bringing you with deviantART Film. An experience meant to be enjoyed from the moment you hit watch to the very end of the film b
Comm Dev Update-Mature Content Filter RevisionMature Content Filter RevisionsComm Dev Update-Mature Content Filter Revision7 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
As many of you know, the Mature Content filter was changed pretty drastically to an 18 and older system. This was necessitated by abuse of the system and was put in place as a stop gap measure while we gathered in depth opinion from the community as to what they desired to see in place, and from the artists who post such work.
If you would like to see the course of those events please check out my last several journals as they document this as well as other policy related discussions.
That said, we have made some pretty significant changes to the filtering system to allow for the most flexibility to everyone involved, from viewer to artist. One of the biggest issues we faced was people simply not marking their work if it was mature content or not, and this was mainly due to that option being buried at the bottom of the submission process. To balance that we have now made checking yes or no to Mature Content mandatory to complete your submission. T
Portfolio (The Awesome Version): It's Here!Portfolio is the simplest and most professional tool on the Internet for formal presentation and review of artwork and the best part is: it's available to everyone for FREE!Portfolio (The Awesome Version): It's Here!5 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Start Your Portfolio Now
Your Portfolio sits at a custom domain (.daportfolio.com), and we reserved your user name (but you can use any other available name). All this so you can submit your work without people seeing that goofy stuff on your user page.
Watch a Cool Demo:
Video by $scir
All Free Portfolios Feature:
Up to 4 galleries of artwork, each featuring up to 18 images.
A Portfolio storage area which allows you to host additional images for quic
deviantART Version 6After much effort, arguing, designing, and programming, our front page is now better than ever! We've taken a close look at how our community interacts and made improvements to make new art even easier to discover. Quick-loading thumbnails and a faster, more reliable search are just a couple of ways we've made browsing an even more enjoyable experience.deviantART Version 67 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Our Footer is now a destination in itself! Offering direct access to News, Polls, and other community-specific features, this robust feature is extremely functional and also fun to use. You can also flip through your Channels, giving you a great at-a-glance view of your favorite types of art.
deviantART Presents: New Profile Pages!DeviantART is proud to announce the launch of NEW Profile Pages! In response to community feedback and deviously Deviant Technology innovation, new Profile Pages offer additional ways to personalize, customize, and organize your homebase at deviantART!deviantART Presents: New Profile Pages!6 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
These Profile Page upgrades are much more than a simple set of new features. Built using a platform based on "modules", new Profile Pages have the ability to evolve and grow over time. Added to your Profile Page with just a few button clicks, modules couldn't be easier to use. New modules will be released regularly, allowing Profile Pages to continually adapt and meet the specific needs of the
Weekend to End Breast CancerIntroductionWeekend to End Breast Cancer7 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For the past 5 years our very own $Moonbeam13 has been involved in supporting and raising money for The Weekend To End Breast Cancer event in Toronto.
She has done this in a fairly quiet and discreet way so we felt it was time to shed a bit more light on what exactly she does for this great cause.
To give a bit of background, in the past 4 years this organization has raised over 60 million dollars in donations and through this has made some landmark strides in advancing the research on breast cancer, which claims the lives of close to 50,000 women a year and about a quarter million women diagnosed per year.
This money does ma
Wacom Bring Your Vision to Life ContestThe conflict of good vs. evil is one that's universally known. Can good exist without evil? Can evil exist without good? Are they opposites, or one in the same? Is the battle between light vs. dark, order vs. chaos, Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader, or PC vs. Mac? deviantART and Wacom invite you to get your creative juices flowing and artistically interpret your version of bringing good vs. evil to life!Wacom Bring Your Vision to Life Contest6 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
DeviantART and Wacom are proud to present the Intuos4 "Bring Your Vision to Life" contest. With the theme "Good vs. Evil", the contest is open to artists of all mediums anywhere in the world. The "Bring Your Vision to Life" contest challenges
Happy Eighth Birthday deviantART! SPECIAL CHATROOMSHappy Eighth Birthday deviantART!6 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Do you want to help represent the dAbdAy in your journal as well? If you have the ability to use CSS (this means all you subscribers and seniors!) grab this and put it in your journal to promote the events going on, or even better, start your own!
Art for AIDS Orphans
deviantART will be donating 10% of the total print sales from our Store
Dry your paintbrushes, the Okami Winners are Here! The Celestial Paintbrush has been cleaned and hung to dry, and all the entries are in for the Okami Fan Art Interpretive contest. We received many gorgeous and truly original interpretations of the theme, and it was a great pleasure to go through them all. Once again the deviantART Community has shown that it can rise to any challenge brought before it.Dry your paintbrushes, the Okami Winners are Here!7 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But, at the end of the day this is a competition, and you are all most definitely some of the most competitive people around. And in the end, three stood out just that little bit more and are taking home the prizes.
So without further delay, we present to you, the winning entries!
A Trollface April Fools'! TweetA Trollface April Fools'!4 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
A Trollface April Fools!
Click the loot bag to get your deviantART logo back!
deviantART Loot Bag!
Trollface has been wreaking havoc across deviantART! But worry not: his pranks are of the light-hearted variety. Come with us on a magical journey to learn where he came from and where he's going, in a world seen through the eyes...of a Trollface.
Over the years, deviantART has been host to the best of
the best, shot right through the interwebs to your screen, from
that took the Internet by storm and even appeared in commercials, to
that's so well-designed a
deviantART's 9th Birthday!!! Special ChatroomsdeviantART's 9th Birthday!!!5 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
9th bdAy Shirt!
Celebrating 9 years on the Internetz is no small feat and we want everyone to know we've been keeping it devious for nearly a decade.
But hurry! For a super limited time only, and while supplies last, Birthday Gold is on sale for only $9.99 -- that's 50% off. Act now! Go, go!
Do you want to help represent the dAbdAy in your journal as well? If you have the ability to use CSS (this m
Gallery v2.1 New Features!Gallery v2.1: New FeaturesGallery v2.1 New Features!7 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We have done a bit of tweaking and some upgrades to the recently fantastic upgrades to galleries and gallery folders. Don't want to use the standard three image thumbnail compilation? No problem. Want the choice between a text only or image only icons for the sidebar? No sweat.
Got too carried away moving things around and want to just put it all back? Click away.
And if you have a subscription and wants some funky CSS to match your journal? Have at it!
Here is a list of the upgrades! Enjoy!
'Everything' section replaced with a new Browse section
One-click reset/re-order your Featured deviations
Customized sidebar pictures for folders
Text-only and Icon-only mode for folder sidebar
Redesigned folder page: Text placed appears on left or right
Skribble Contest: Let's Get Creative! TweetSkribble Contest: Let's Get Creative!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A mere eleven years ago, deviantART met its humble beginnings. Since that time, we've grown to be the world's largest online art community, but even a site as massive and established as deviantART had to start somewhere. We never forget those few small sparks that launched deviantART to be where it is today, and that's what we're celebrating during our birthday season.
For this year's community event, we're embracing the idea of starting small and creating something amazing from just a few quick sketches. We've started this work for you and challenge you to finish it with the pizzazz that only the best art community in the world co
deviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate! TweetdeviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
August 7th, 2011 marks deviantART's 11th birthdAy, but in true devious style, we're taking a whole week to celebrate! Our original plans for Deviants Appreciation Day were so huge that there was no possible way to express our love for the community in a mere 24 hours. Instead, we've created Deviants Appreciation Week, and what better time to host a week's worth of community-oriented events than in the days leading up to our birthdAy?
Each day this week, we have something special organized for you to participate in! Check out the schedule of events below to come party with us!
In Skribble, our latest community contest, we challenge
CEA Blog: Know Your Report CategoriesHi deviants!CEA Blog: Know Your Report Categories3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
In my past blogs we've gone over How to submit Abuse Reports and How to Report an Underage Deviant. In this blog I'm going to give a breakdown of each category in the Copyright & Etiquette portion of our Support Center Contact page.
So why is filing reports or inquiries in the right category important?
Picking the right category ensures the right staff members are reviewing your ticket as soon as possible. Filing a ticket in the incorrect category requires that we escalate it to the correct team for review and this can potentially add time to the wait for a response. Take a quick look through the categories and pick the best one for your ticket. If you're still unsure, fear not! We'll go over the categori
Weekly Update-Special Focus-Internet SafetyCommunity DevelopmentWeekly Update-Special Focus-Internet Safety9 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
This week we will be taking a break from our traditional Weekly Updates to address one particular issue. The Updates will resume as normal next Wednesday.
We at deviantART.com are concerned for your safety. The internet is accessible to everyone from all walks of life and all ages and so is deviantART. Children, as well as adults, now populate the web in vast numbers making it difficult to distinguish the age of the person sitting behind the monitor.
Sadly, there are dangers to posting your personal information online and making it available to the world at large. However, you can protect yourself from harm by simply being smart about what you post online and how you interact with others.
We, the administration of deviantART, take your safety VERY seriously and would like to assure you that we are actively finding and banning, th
deviantPOINTS: An updateOver the past few months we’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the way that members in our community have been offering points as payment for certain types of services within deviantART. We’ve seen all sorts of creative uses, from offering to critique your work for a few points, journal features for a few more points and my personal fav -- avatars, journal skins and any other sort of art commission for points. It’s been great to see deviants use their experience and skills to fund their super group upgrades, prints purchases and even treating their friends and families to their very first item of deviantWEAR.deviantPOINTS: An update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As time rolled on, we noticed a new trend creeping in. People were not just offering a small number of points for a task that they’d normally do as part of their daily deviating -- people were offering thousands of page views for hundreds of points, and there seemed to be no limit to the amount that could be purchased, or offered. It didn
Our Favorite Memories and Moments TweetOur Favorite Memories and Moments3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
As part of our week long celebration of appreciation and love for our community, I had the pleasure of interviewing some of our Staff to find out what their favourite moments and memories of the community are, their favourite deviations and what they like best about the wonderful deviantART community.
What We Love About dA
Angelo, Co-Founder and CEO
I can't pick just one, because I love dearly so many moments in the history of deviantART. But as I read the question, the first one that came to my mind was eating Vegemite for the first time with Justin Maller (+ekud) wh
Okami - Get your Paintbrushes Ready Set in an unspecified period of classical Japanese history, Okami combines several Japanese myths, legends and folklore to tell the story of how the land was saved from darkness by the Shinto sun goddess, Amaterasu, who has taken the form of a white wolf.Okami - Get your Paintbrushes Ready7 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
With her Celestial Brush, Amaterasu paints on the screen,
solving puzzles and battling the evil Orochi.
Considered one of the most visually stunning games of all time, the game environment is set in a woodcut, water-color style, cel-shaded environment, which looks like an animated sumi-e illustration. This amazing game has finally arrived on the Nintendo Wii! To find out more informati
Lessons Learned: How I Dealt With An Art ThiefEvery day, many people on deviantArt find themselves dealing with art thieves off-site (outside deviantArt). There are many ways to approach this issue, but this article is about how I went about it. I'm only writing this in an attempt to be helpful to others going through the same thing, or give ideas to those going through it who don't know where to start or what to do. Becoming victim to an art ripper isn't a hopeless, helpless situation. Though I was inexperienced with the issue at the time and justifiably angered, I was able to prevail through a mixture of help from other kind deviants, a professional manner/attitude and resources found on the web.Lessons Learned: How I Dealt With An Art Thief7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
My particular case began one day about a week after my first Daily Deviation was given to me by Aeires. Up until that time I was a relatively unknown artist, and was minimally protecting my work with an easily removed watermark. I didn't really think my work was worth stealing, and honestly hadn't thought about what would happen if
Celebrating Deviousness - April 2012 Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - April 20123 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to ^shuttermonkey
All for the love of you
Pretty in White II
The Colors of Potter's Cay
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
It's no April Fools prank, today we are delighted to announce
^shuttermonkey as the Deviousness Award recipient for April 2012.
Funny Face ID.
Landing Lake 2
Playful Reminder II
Who is ^shuttermonkey?
Cory's dedication to the community is astounding. Not only is he what we would call
Break it down easy - Tracing EditionOver the past week, we've seen a number of wide ranging attempts within our community to detail various misinterpretations of Copyright Law in particular in relation to tracing. In order to provide clarification in this area, this article presents to you an easy break down of the guidelines which we have had in place for over 2 years, and our policies specific to this particular method of creating art.Break it down easy - Tracing Edition6 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
First of all, let's take a moment to go over our core values.
C O M M U N I T Y
We believe that our community is our most important resource and we strive to act in ways that nurture and encourage its growth, development and ultimately its ongoing success. We err on the side of the artist.
R E S P E C T
We treat each other with respect, as we believe that every staff member, volunteer, and member is a contributing factor to deviantART's success. We acknowledge that even those that challenge our patience offer important lessons we can learn from and strive to do so.
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