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!7 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
deviantART Launches Version 7!At deviantART, we obsess about two things all day, every day: llamas (we're addicts), and how to make your deviantART experience the best it can be. We know every pixel counts when it comes to exhibiting your work, and we take great pride in knowing that you've chosen deviantART to share your art. With the launch of deviantART v7 and our new Super Browse feature, we're solidifying our place as the best way to exhibit your art on the Internet.deviantART Launches Version 7!5 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The thin navigation in v7 was designed specifically to minimize visual overload, streamline navigation, and help our community's amazing artwork take center stage. It's thinner, and as a result you see
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!6 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
A Trollface April Fools'! TweetA Trollface April Fools'!5 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
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 Contest7 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
Now Playing: deviantART Film!deviantART Proudly Announces...Now Playing: deviantART Film!8 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
CEA Blog: Know Your Report CategoriesHi deviants!CEA Blog: Know Your Report Categories4 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
deviantART's 10th BirthdAy Bash! Party with us!Get TicketsdeviantART's 10th BirthdAy Bash! Party with us!5 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Who: You, admins galore, and deviants from all over the globe
What: deviantART's 10th BirthdAy Bash
Where: House of Blues on the Sunset Strip - Los Angeles, CA
When: August 7th, 2010 from 3:00 PM to midnight
Why: We're celebrating 10 years on the Interwebs!
How: Buy tickets online or at the door
Join deviantART administrators, leaders and familiar faces from around the community, and deviants just like you at the famed House of Blues in Los Angeles. With the capacity to hold up to 1600 deviants, this all-ages event will include a lot of creativity, a dash of magic, and a ton of llamatastic fun. Help us celebrate this truly
Happy Holidays from deviantARTHappy Holidays from deviantART8 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Madefire and Literature: Interview with Liam SharpWhen deviantART HQ announced they were Introducing Madefire Motionbooks to deviantART, the writers amongst us were again asking "what about us?". Madefire seems pretty awesome, but what can we do as writers to get involved? The answer is LOTS. In an interview with Writer, Comic Book Artist, Publisher and Madefire co-founder Liam Sharp, we find out a little bit more about what Madefire can do for writers, and a little about Liam himself...Madefire and Literature: Interview with Liam Sharp2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
"Madefire is undertaking an epic journey
One that we believe will revolutionize how stories are told, read, and shared. One that will transform a once static medium into an interactive experience that unfolds dynamically on mobile devic
deviantART Honors Spirit Day TweetdeviantART Honors Spirit Day5 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
You might have noticed that deviantART is wearing purple today, as October 20, 2010 marks Spirit Day -- an event to honor teens who have lost their lives to anti-LGBT bullying.
While this specific type of bullying has received a lot of media attention as of late, we'd like to bring to light how bullying is a wide-spread problem that impacts everyone -- regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, race, or profession. And the recent surge of teen suicides associated with bullying can't be ignored or overlooked.
In honor of Spirit Day, deviantART CEO Angelo Sotira ($spyed) took a few minutes to address
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 update4 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
Comm Dev Update-Mature Content Filter RevisionMature Content Filter RevisionsComm Dev Update-Mature Content Filter Revision8 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
CEA UPDATE 20090130, Issues Involving CopyingTracing, Copying and Other Issues Involving Duplication of Existing WorksCEA UPDATE 20090130, Issues Involving Copying7 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Copyright & Etiquette Administration here at deviantART is often presented with challenges, one of the most basic and important of which involves helping artists enforce their rights over their own original work. While this may seem to be a very clear and easy to understand directive it is complicated almost daily by the simple fact that artists copy one another.
It is inescapable that when you gather millions of artists together into a central location which is filled to the brim with their individual ideas and creativity several things are going to happen; separate artists will submit similar things without ever having heard of the other, artists will inspire other artists who will then make similar looking works, and some artists will blatantly copy other artists.
The last situation is one which causes many in the community some concern.
Deliberate copying can take many forms; direct tracing, painti
CEA UPdate for January 16, 2008CEAUPDATE 011608CEA UPdate for January 16, 20088 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
UPDATES FROM realitysquared : Clarifying the Issue; Tracing and Copying
Today Id like to attempt to explain our official stance on such things as tracing and copying.
As most people are aware, deviantART does not restrict membership according to artistic experience or level of skill. As a result we have a large population of young, amateur artists, a great many of whom produce fan related artworks.
It is considered acceptable for artists to reuse or reference ideas, scenes, poses, and any other broad concept which may be found in the works of other artists. Generally speaking it is impossible to produce a new and original artwork which does not bear at least some passing resemblance to the works done in the past by other artists.
This is especially true when it comes to poses and character concepts. It is therefore entirely possible for two people to independently draw a stalking wolf without ever having seen each others wor
deviantART World Tour 2009The coming weeks and months at deviantART are going to be EPIC. Everyone at deviantART HQ, and our staff in every corner of the globe, couldn't be more excited! The Groups system, Portfolio engines, search engine upgrades, easy to customize journals, and other long-awaited features will all soon see the light of day.deviantART World Tour 20096 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
To celebrate and spread the word, $Heidi (Director of Marketing) and $spyed (co-Founder & CEO) will be hitting the open road and taking to the sky on deviantART's first ever World Tour! We'll be visiting cities around the world with large concentrations of deviants, as reported by our statistic tracking software, Google Analytic
New Journal Skins! Announcing Journal Skins!Announcing Journal Skins!New Journal Skins!6 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Devious Technology is proud to officially announce the launch of deviantART's newest feature Journal Skins, which are available as a benefit to all Premium Members of deviantART.
Please note: We've edited this article after its original posting date in order to wait for more journal skins to be uploaded. We've since seen many great uploads, and now we're letting the world know how easy it is to use them!
Become a Premium Member!
Deviants can now easily share ready to use Journal Skins, allowing for ONE CLICK ability to turn your journal into something that stan
CEA Update 20080910 Proper Harassment Reporting<a href=http://news.deviantart.com/article/40242/>Much earlier in the year I previously discussed what sort of issues constitute what we consider to be cases of serious harassment and this week I would like to once again discuss this subject as well as the proper method of reporting cases of harassment to the staff.CEA Update 20080910 Proper Harassment Reporting7 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
If you believe you are being harassed there are a few steps which you need to take prior to trying to acquire help, these steps will make the process of getting help a faster and hopefully more satisfying process.
The first step before seeking help is to actually, objectively look at the situation and ask yourself if you are truly being harassed or if you are merely being annoyed or bothered..
This step is important because the staff will only intervene in situations which involve what we consider to be actual harassment and you will not receive assistance for situations involving simple rude behavior, arguments, annoyances or other thin
Account SecurityOnce every week or so we here at CEA and the Helpdesk encounter a situation where someones account has been accessed by an intruder who has inflicted some sort of vandalism or locked out the owner completely.Account Security9 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
In this article Ill try to explain some basic security concepts and various schemes that intruders will use in an attempt to take advantage of carelessness.
Most victims of unauthorized access see their gallery deleted, their journals wiped out and often their password and email information is changed in order to lock out the rightful user. Many times the invaded account is used to break policy and wreak havoc about the site until it is banned.
In almost every case the victim has unwittingly helped the invader gain access through carelessness and poor habits. In those cases where a stranger has gained access it is usually due to poor log out habits or being caught in a phishing scheme.
Cases involving access by strangers is rare though- it is far more likely that a roo
Gallery v2.1 New Features!Gallery v2.1: New FeaturesGallery v2.1 New Features!8 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