Customize Your Literature ThumbnailsThis journal will break down the components of the various kind of Literature (and Journal) thumbnails now available, as well as discuss how to customize them in a journal CSS. I believe there's some overlap with gallery CSS, but these tips are specifically for the way things look in journals.Customize Your Literature Thumbnails2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Anyway, this isn't a basic tutorial on coding but you can find great resources in groups like eCSSited.
If it's a PDF or something visual and has a PNG/JPG preview, it behaves the same as normal thumbnails, so it doesn't bear mentioning here.
The different types of thumbnails
is the standard one. Anything that is either written in Sta.sh Writer or with the 'Enter Text' option in the Submit dialog will have this. Some include a preview image within the thumbnail itself, but I won't be discussing that here.
is the thumbnail for journals.
Unfortunately, :bigthumb: doesn't do anything special. But with Sta.sh Writ
Site Update: Happy Holidays!What's NewSite Update: Happy Holidays!1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Help Desk Holiday Closure
The Help Desk will officially be closed from Tuesday, December 24th to Wednesday, January 1st for the holidays. However, some deviantART staff members will be handling tickets for limited hours during this time, with higher priority tickets being addressed first.
Rest assured that tickets will be answered as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience, and we wish you a happy and festive holiday season!
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Please note: due to the holiday closure, there will not be a Site Update posted next week. We will be back on the first Thursday of 2014!
Winter landscape 23. Watercolour. by alartstudio
Thank you for the feedback on
PE Gallery Descriptions: NonfictionPE Gallery DescriptionsPE Gallery Descriptions: Nonfiction6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Literature > Prose > Nonfiction
What belongs in the nonfiction gallery?
Loosely speaking, nonfiction is anything true. This includes stories from your childhood, journalistic accounts of what's happening in the world today, and opinions, even when they're about fictional topics.
So writing about why you think Loki x horse is the best ship ever could go to the Editorial gallery, but actually writing a story about the birth of Sleipnir belongs in (fan) fiction.
The Editorial gallery is a place to submit pieces that take a definite side. A review will let the reader decide whether or not they want to look into something, but works submitted here say 'this is my opinion, and here's why it's a good opinion.' A persuasive essay can be an editorial, too.Academic Essays is pretty self-expl
Groups: DeviantART RelatedGroupsGroups: DeviantART Related2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many Groups exist on dA....
This article series aims to feature a selection of groups you may be interested in.
You can deviantARTcommunity with your suggestions.
:iconcommunityrelations: :iconhq: :iconpremiummembers: :icondevbug: :iconfella: :iconcommunityops: :iconui: :iconprintscommunity: :iconarthistoryproject: :iconstockproject: :iconcontests: :icondt: :iconprojecteducate: :iconcreative:
:icondeviantart-related: :iconloveda: :icondevioussuggestions: :iconfreepm: :icondeviant-contests: :iconshikharsportal: :iconnewsportal: :icondaseniors: :icondevnews::iconda-dictionary: :icondeviant-mentor: :iconcommunity-projects: :iconlife-on-da: :iconstaffappreciation: :iconiterators: :icondacipher: :iconseniormentors: :iconsolutions
Fan Fiction Has a New HomeLiterature > Fan FictionFan Fiction Has a New Home9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As many of you have noticed, the Literature gallery gets a huge influx of fan fiction submissions. We're hoping that by having Fan Fiction under the Literature umbrella, the number of miscats in the overall gallery will drop. And, for those of us who frequent both galleries, it'll simplify submitting and finding work.
Of course, we can't cut down on miscats without your help! Please spread the word by favoriting and sharing this journal, and by moving any of your own submissions as appropriate.
Not sure whether your submission counts as fan fiction? :faq572:
(Note that gallery updates for both Literature and Fan Fiction is in the works. Please continue to use the category that best fits your work.)
You're welcome to bring your concerns to us at any time!
Literature CVs: GrimFace242 , IrrevocableFate , neurotype , ShadowedAcolyte (CRLiterature)
Fan Fiction CV: SingingFlame
CSS and Skinning ResourcesCSS and Skinning Resources3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many people may have ideas about journal skins, or how they want their gallery folders to look.
FAQs on this topic;
Starting with dA CSS by ginkgografix
eCSSited #eCSSited is a group dedicated to the world of deviant CSS (and HTML). Its main purpose is to help deviants customize their journals and galleries. The group aims to be your first choice CSS resource, collecting useful tutorials and guides.
#deviantCSS is a full CSS and HTML resource/guide r
Did You Know? - 20th SeptemberDid You Know? - 20th September2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Site Update: Bug Fixes and FeedbackIn 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.Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback7 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Twitter widget for Profile Pages was not visually displaying correctly on wider screens. Fixed by justgalym
When browsing content in Sta.sh, the "Previous" and "Next" buttons would not work after editing a file's description. Fixed by elhsmart
For deviants with wider browsers, the search bar on the Chat portal would appear numerous times. Fixed by shendykurnia
The "Forgot password?" page was not usable on mobile devices. Fixed by ultramouse
The "Change Username" modal would not show properly after an error message was displayed. Fixed by
Site Update: Bug Fixes and FeedbackChange LogSite Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Various additions and changes were made for the Valentine's Day Art Exchange. Added by iconocrash
For Internet Explorer 8 users, selecting a deviation category on the Submit page would cause the browser to freeze and increase CPU usage. Fixed by lepidosteus
The Verification and Cart pages were briefly inaccessible. Fixed by ArtBIT
The image slideshow on stacks in Sta.sh was not displaying smoothly. Fixed by drommk
For a small number of deviations, the "Featured in Groups" section would display Groups the deviation was no longer included in, or would not display Groups that deviation actually is featured in. Fixed by DEVlANT
The Description box on the Submit page was briefly not visible. Fixed by drommk
External links created by using the Sta.sh Writer "Link" tool were incorrectly showing as inter
Site Update: Bug Fixes and FeedbackIn 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.Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
All thumbnails on deviantART now use CSS shadows instead of images. Fixed by kouiskas
Pagination for the Watchers widget on one's Profile Page did not work properly. Fixed by szlosek
In rare cases, deleted Gallery Folders would continue to display. Fixed by DEVlANT
Print submission was not available when using the desktop site on a mobile device. Fixed by yury-n
The Admins widget on Group Profiles would always display the default way, even if that Group had set a custom order for the widget. Fixed by DEVlANT
Descriptions related PLZ |PlzCatalogThis is official PlzCatalog group's PLZ listing. Visit our page to find more lists.Descriptions related PLZ |PlzCatalog2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you know more or spot any errors please send us a note or comment below.
Your Guide to Excuses for Stealing ArtAnd here you have a little guide to most of the excuses to which innocent little fans like to use when they take a picture made by someone else. They post it as their own, or worse, butcher it with super professional edits and watermarks.Your Guide to Excuses for Stealing Art3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This applies to:
When your art is reposted in the same website/any website you have it posted as well;
When your art is posted in any website you have not posted on;
When people alter/watermark/trace your works
So here is the list! I will add anything that any of you have gone through, that isn't on the listing
I found it on the internet (website unknown);I found it on Google/DeviantArt/Pinterest/etc;(After being told Google gives sources and names) I didn't find it on Google, but somewhere else I don't remember;Because I found it, it's mine;I watermark pictures that I find;I worked hard on this edit!;My life is hard/ I'm hetero/homosexual / but I have this disease, so I don't know what I'm doing / any other excuse;*Ignores
Pageviews Now Include All Profile SectionsPageviews Now Include All Profile Sections1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
As of today, we've updated the way Profile pageviews are counted for deviants and Groups.
Many years ago, we expanded the pageview counter to include not just the front page of your Profile, but also the Journals tab and the Prints tab (but not individual Journals or Prints). We mistakenly never expanded the count to other areas of the Profile.
This has been inconsistent for quite some time and we haven’t been transparent about what exactly this counter included.
Starting today, the pageview counter will begin including pageviews to all sections of your Profile, including:
Gallery and Gallery FoldersFavourites and CollectionsOther profile subpages: Activity, Badges, Daily Deviations, Critiques, Gallery Stats, Polls, Wishlist
We felt that it was important to fix this inconsistency to properly reflect traffic to all deviants’ Profiles. If an artist gets a lot of traffic to their Prints shop, this should be reflected in the same way i
Greatest Pelican In The World BadgeThe Greatest Pelican In The World badge has been released and confirmed to be publicly available http://parallellogic.deviantart.com/badges/4655627/Greatest Pelican In The World Badge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To acquire this badge, purchase any print of http://makepictures.deviantart.com/art/September-s-Pelican-258154404 , the cheapest option being the postcard ($1.77 or 142 points). With domestic economy shipping ($1.85 or 148 points), the total is $3.62 or 290 points (with a 10% premium member discount is $3.45 or 276 points).
You will receive the badge when the order ships, not when you complete the transaction (it'll take ~2-3 days to appear once you place the order)
This badge started as an inside joke among the staff, but more info than that is not known.
101 Ways to Help the CommunitySuggest a Daily Deviation by noting the appropriate Community Volunteer.101 Ways to Help the Community1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Nominate a deviant as a Senior Member by noting fourteenthstar with your suggestion.
Write an article for projecteducate. Take a look at the Schedule and check out the Community Week Guidelines if you'd like to contribute your knowledge!
Send a note to ProjectPorkchop to suggest a talented but under-appreciated artist to be included in the next Porkchop feature.
Suggest a Daily Literature Deviation by sending a note to one of the admins here.
Grant the wish at dAWishingWell by keeping an eye out for one of these wish feature blogs: Fishing for Wishes, Wish Fondue, and the Wishing Jar.
Support the dAWishingWell by donating to TheWishingWidget.
New Badge - I've Seen ItNew badge looks like this: http://parallellogic.deviantart.com/badges/7953466/New Badge - I've Seen It3 months ago in Personal More Like This
To get the badge, click this link and use the right/left arrow keys to navigate the fella character to the bottom of the screen:
Note that this is a limited edition badge
What does "I've Seen It" supposed to mean?dA has released a statement about the new logo and branding here:
The new mobile app will be available December 10th.
:iconspyed: says: Down the rabbit hole.
Update: This badge is no more available. Looks like devart gave the last badge to SayuriIto on Dec 10, 2014 at 4:46pm and her badge is #160777. After that the Rabbithole game link redirected deviantART users to the deviantART Mobile website: http://www.deviantart.com/mobile/ .
Inspiring Digital Artworks Try browsing dA. Many of the most popular artworks ever are uploaded in Digital Art gallery. Then have a look at some of the most popular digital works in the last hours and compare them to some other popular deviations from different categories. What do you notice? - What i did a long time ago: there's a difference between them; digital artworks usually have more views, more comments, more faves. And it made me wonder "Why is that?" - Is it because many people are fans of fantasy characters and great landscapes? Is it because they enjoy looking at an enhanced figure or at a reality-defying picture?Inspiring Digital Artworks2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Of course they do, but that's not the only reason. It's mostly because people appreciate good work and stunning details, which are sometimes harder or impossible to achieve through other arts. It is also because this is the medium that imposes no limits to your power of creation - you ca
Deviation sets proposalSince I heard many positive comments about this proposal, I'm going to try to make it known to everyone:Deviation sets proposal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a great new feature that would be loved by the people who submit literature, comics, movie episodes and photo sets:
- The submitter will be able to group and order the submission set, for easy management
- There will be a next/previous button (and if someone wants it a first button) for easy navigation between the parts/chapters/episodes of the set
- Everyone will be able to favorite/watch a set. There will be an overview of the watched sets on the my.deviantart.com page, which will show all deviations in the set and shows the ones you've already seen/read greyed out.
- It will be easier the submitter to manage the deviations
- This will give the opportunity to give a name to the set (name of the story) and also a name to the parts of the set (name of the chapter), without interference.
- It will make it easier for st
Five Nights At Freddy's SongIf your a fan please watch this. Big thanks to :iconThatMau5Fan: for linking this to me.Five Nights At Freddy's Song5 months ago in Personal More Like This
[Twigs][Twigs]7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
372 by Somebody--else
Autumn Etude by midzura Foggy series 25 by Bomb-Creator
Inspiring And Alive by Thinking-Silence 011914 by kristianna11
Fragile by MeishkaBokeh 356 by EirikHavre
More yellow birds by Lisa-Schneider - by dreamisdestiny1
020414 by kristianna11
Branches by TheFoxAndTheRaven .:Loneliness is just a Word:. by Frank-Beer
soliloquy by tjasa
Art Theft And Hot Linking With WDWParksGalMy dear friend WDWParksGal, formerly a Community Volunteer, recently discovered that one of her deviations was being "high jacked", or the proper used termed, "hot linked". This is a very serious issue that not only affects the deviant, but also deviantArt. We have been overwhelmed with this issue the last few weeks causing many stock providers and too many manipulators to change the way they handle their deviations and sites. A few have emptied their gallery and left dA completely.Art Theft And Hot Linking With WDWParksGal2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Since I had the opportunity, I asked her if she would like to write an article concerning this matter, and she jumped at the chance! So following is WDWParksGal thoughts on this situation.
I have been creating Photomanipulations for about six-years now. I have learned a lot, not just by experimenting with my PhotoShop Elements Programs that I have purchased over the years, but by watching YouTube tutorial videos, talking to other Manipulators, reading
New Badge - BlackberryThere is a new badge you can see here: http://parallellogic.deviantart.com/badges/5684899/New Badge - Blackberry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To get this badge, click this link (that's all you need to do): http://deviantart.com/contests/geo/ContributeArtGetBadge/
Update: This badge is no more available.
Your Guide to When You're Accused of Stealing ArtThis guide was made with the intention to create a link that anyone can send to art thieves who are being difficult or unwilling to help.Your Guide to When You're Accused of Stealing Art2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Any suggestions are welcome to help this article grow.
Questions about what to do, when you're told you stole this picture and was asked to take it down, etc.:
I was told by someone that I took this picture without crediting.- If they call out on you for not stating the artist's name, consider that a proper source is "Art by Username."
- Crediting is not "Creds to arts"; "Found on Google".
- It only takes a few seconds to actually look at the name from the website you found it, and add their name.
- You should use this as practice. When doing school projects, I bet a teacher has annoyed you by asking "Where did you get this idea? Why didn't you put the link from where you took it?"
- Same applies to the internet.
I was told by someone that I took this picture without permission.- If
Script for deviantART that gives 'extra badge'This is an old Stylish script for deviantART that probably many people already knows:Script for deviantART that gives 'extra badge'1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Is there a badge that you have always dreamed of but you can never get? Has someone designed a new badge that you would like to use (like a Pink Glitter Llama)?
There is one way to get that badge - but it is only visible at your own page and other deviantART users don't see it:
ginkgografix made in 2010 a script for Stylish that adds extra 'badge' to your collection. Stylish is a browser add-on for Firefox and Chrome.
If you have Stylish installed to your browser then read these instructions and add a new Stylish script:
If you have problems with Stylish this helps:
Remember to read the instructions (deviation descriptions) carefully! If you have any questions about this script please rea