Join us for a Los Angeles deviantMEET!We'll be hosting a deviantART Print Gallery featuring work by deviants from all over the United Kingdom. Come support your peers!
Posted on May 9, 2013 at 2:11 PM
Join us for a Los Angeles deviantMEET!
Los Angeles deviants, check out a screening of *louieschwartzberg's Wings of Life and hang out with deviantART staff and fellow members!
Directors Guild of America
See a movie screening at this special deviantMEET!
You are invited to join deviantART in watching Disney Nature's Wings
Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyoneGallery Makeover Project2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Recently my team and I worked tirelessly on a project to help improve the gallery descriptions and thumbnail examples. While that project was indeed tedious with almost 4,000 categories in our system, it was also educational. What I learned from sorting through thousands and thousands of categories was that we have a lot of redundancy and a lot of categories that seem to have been created on a whim that are now simply homes for junk.
Over the years, the desire to appease niche communities and people who just wanted a specific area has led to some categories that go up to 4 levels deep, and it's really no wonder it's so confusing for people to figure out where to submit their artwork.
The conclusion I've come to is simplicity. While I'm not about to rip apart everything and make 6 stand alone categories, I do believe that there is a lot we can do to simplify the category tree. That includes some of the following:
1. Merging categories that ma
Addressing Journals as Deviations!I wanted to address the controversy surrounding Journals as Deviations so that we're all on the same page.Addressing Journals as Deviations!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We collected a list of comments from the release article and some journals and here they are, with my responses for all to see.
First, part of being in a community is being understanding. deviantART Staff faces this daily as we understand member concerns and try our best to serve you.
In situations like the one we face right now with Journals, I ask you to be understanding with us as we battle with difficult circumstances balancing the needs of millions of members.
Any change we make creates frustration, but if we do not make changes then we are killed by change itself.
Questions & Answers:
Q: Were people complaining about the old journal system at all? Because I think people were rather happy with it. I know I was. And can't you give people t
Introducing the new Journal Portal! TweetIntroducing the new Journal Portal!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
News, blogs, and journals have been merged into one, unifying these systems in order to make them simpler to use and more consistent in appearance and functionality. In bringing them together, now categorized as deviations, they're able to receive the same great benefits as all deviations on the deviantART network. Including the following:
Using the Journal Portal, you'll be able to look through an endless stream of content. Much like deviations, you may now flick through journals quickly. View Newest to find what's hot right now in the deviantART community, or view Popular
Site Update: The New deviantART CommentsIn 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: The New deviantART Comments2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The New deviantART Comments
One of deviantART's strongest assets is the community's ability to bring self-expression into conversation, pushing the boundaries of creativity to a new level. We've improved creative communication by launching a new way to comment on deviantART, with access to formatting, emoticons, and, for Premium Members, the ability to include artwork and files in your comments.
Read more »
Seven Deadly Sins devMEET TweetSeven Deadly Sins devMEET3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The grand-winner entry in our "Seven Deadly Sins Contest" has been made into a billboard in San Francisco, CA! To celebrate, we're flying the winner, ~Anarki3000, from Romania, all the way to San Francisco to check it out - and YOU'RE invited!
Join us! Come see the billboard, take pictures, meet ~Anarki3000, and congratulate them, talk with deviantART staff members, and interact with other deviants! Remember to bring a camera or camera phone. We're excited to document this special event that brings deviantART to the physical world, and we want to see all of you having fun!
Lust for life by *CassiopeiaArt
Art-for-Artists Project Stopped by dA TermsHello Deviants,Art-for-Artists Project Stopped by dA Terms2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A few people may have already noticed that yesterday my commission widgets were removed by the dA Staff. This was due to the fact that this project actually violated some terms and conditions. This was unknown to me as well as a few others that I had checked with. I was sent a note to clarify what went on, and asked for permission to share it with you today to clarify any issues.
I'm noting you today regarding your use of the Commissions widget.
While we understand and appreciate your desire to help your fellow artists with a charitable project of this type, unfortunately taking donations via the Commissions system is not a permissible usage of the widget. While your intentions were valid, unfortunately allowing such usage would open us up to many other areas of abuse by those with less noble intentions.
As a result of this, the commission purchases have been refunded to the original buyers and the funds removed fro
Site Update: Thumbnail Testing and Sta.sh CommentsIn 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: Thumbnail Testing and Sta.sh Comments2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Thumbnail Size Testing, Part 2 (Beta Testers)
In addition to the feedback we gathered from Beta Testers on the size testing tool, this week we're continuing our research by implementing a test that randomly assigns Beta Testers a different size for viewing thumbnails.
The New Sta.sh Comments
We've upgraded Sta.sh comments, allowing you to easily add formatting and media to comments. You can now pull in
Seniority Announcement - December 2011This article marks the latest announcements detailing the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 800 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.Seniority Announcement - December 20113 years ago in Personal More Like This
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many others who deviate to be recognised
New Username Symbols: Extended ThoughtsTwo weeks ago, we released two new products – deviant and art Mentions and new username symbols. Gratefully, and as we'd hoped, many deviants are embracing these changes in exactly the ways we'd anticipated, and the ways we ourselves did over the past several months of testing. While some deviants embraced the changes, it's fair to say that others have felt surprise, curiosity, and maybe even shock. These feelings are totally normal, but for the large part, there's a hope present. A positive outlook. The first steps in a new era that makes the way for our goals in the future, and, at the same time, removes clutter and confusion that new deviants often experience.New Username Symbols: Extended Thoughts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As with any change, there are a handful of deviants that don't understand why we made the choices we did
Celebrating Deviousness - December 2011 Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - December 20113 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `Pixel-Spotlight
Forest Fae II
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.
`Pixel-Spotlight's dedication to constantly improving is evident in her
gallery which contains stunning photography, behind the scenes details, and snapshots of
works in progress to help other deviants develop their own artistic skills.
Who is `Pixel-Spotlight?
`Pixel-Spotlight is a risin
The 5th Annual Bolt Award 5th Annual Bolt AwardThe 5th Annual Bolt Award4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Bolt Award is an accolade that recognizes an individual's significant contributions to deviantART. The Award celebrates such contributions and brings to light the exemplary work performed by its recipient.
In 2007, the first recipient was none other than the award's namesake, Chris Bolt ($chris), and in 2008 we saw Heidi Chambers ($Heidi) presented with the well deserved honor.
In 2009, the Bolt Award went to the pixel perfect Stanley Sy ($starvingartist) who then passed this on to Simon Murray ($pachunka) during our 10th Birthday Celebrations in 2010.
This year, we are deeply honoured to announce that
Site Update: Add File to My Sta.shIn 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: Add File to My Sta.sh1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Add File To My Sta.sh
Sharing your image files with friends just got easier! When you link a friend to a file in your Sta.sh, they will see an "Add file to my Sta.sh" button in the right column, so you and your friends can easily collaborate at any time, from anywhere, with the security and privacy provided by Sta.sh.
The mobile website did not display in Firefox for mobile devices. Fixed by iconocrash
When viewing a Print preview, Wrapped Canvas Prints would not display the correct frame. Fixed by yury-n
Site Update: Update to deviantART MobileIn 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: Update to deviantART Mobile2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Update to deviantART Mobile
In October, we launched the new mobile site to everyone, and while we stand by its design and functionality, we received valid statements regarding older devices not being compatible with the new layout. With this in mind, we've brought back the old mobile site for older devices, with the option to switch to one or the other depending on your preference.
For said devices, a banner will appear on the main deviantART page that says, "Touch here to switch to deviantART's legacy mobile site," which will reload the page with the old mobil
Image Adjustments and Crop in deviantART muroA new set of tools have been added to deviantART muro, for even more options when creating and editing artwork!Image Adjustments and Crop in deviantART muro2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The new "Adjust" panel allows you to adjust a variety of color settings, including contrast, tint, and color temperature. These changes can be applied to an individual layer or the whole image, giving you an even broader means of creating dynamic works of art!
Crop your artwork by selecting a portion of the canvas and then selecting the "Crop to Selection" option from the Edit menu.
Try it out!
These new tools have been launched to Beta Testers, and can be tested out in deviantART muro. We encourage you to try out these tools, and feel free to post your creations in the comments below!
To import an image into deviantART muro:
Upload an image to Sta.shOn the Sta.sh item's page, click "Import to deviantART muro"&
Did You Know - Community VolunteerCommunity VolunteerDid You Know - Community Volunteer10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Community Volunteers (short CV) are deviants that help the community out by providing them with a specific contact point in relation to galleries, chat and forums
Every CV only acts within the areas they are trained in. That means that generally, a gallery CV will not moderate chatrooms or forums or give DDs for artworks in other galleries (unless having permission). And no chat/forum CV will give DDs. In some instances, some volunteers are trained in Chats & Forums and Galleries and have permission to cross-over. To be certain, you can view the whole roster of volunteers here and see what area a volunteer is representing.
Any volunteer can be easily recognized by the heart, next to their username.
Community Volunteers are regular people, just like everyone else, with a few special pr
Introducing TagsIntroducing Tags5 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Discover more of your favorite topics.
Tags create landing pages around topics — making it easier to discover related artwork, bringing together artists and art appreciators, and forming communities around common interests. As DeviantArt grows and creates new ways to discover great content, we believe tags will play an important role in better surfacing artwork.
Tag Deviations, Collections, and Status Updates
You now have the ability to tag your deviations and Collections. Tags added to your deviations will be publicly viewable — this is a change from the previous use of keywords, which were private. Visitors can learn about your work by viewing how you tagged it, and can find more works by you and other deviants based on tags. Tags can also be used in comments, Status Updates, Journals, and Collections.
Tagging your deviations and Collections will improve their visibility across the
**UPDATE #5** - GOAL REACHED WE HAVE 63,600 POINTSPlease this Journal so everyone can see it!**UPDATE #5** - GOAL REACHED WE HAVE 63,600 POINTS2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
WE DID IT!
Wow, I didn't expect Update #5 to come out the day after Update #4!
Just yesterday, I posted -UPDATE #4- PLEASE READ 75% COMPLETE 100PM PROJECT. As the title states, we were 75% into the project. In 24 hours, we have made up the other 25% and reached our goal of 63,600 points!
I have to give a shoutout to rainylake for donating the last 6,189 points! Please give her some love!
As you know, I will be giving them out on December 25th, 2012. Please continue to vote. I will make Update #6 soon and see you then!
VOTE ON HOW I SHOULD GIVE OUT THE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS (CLICK ON THE POLL TO VOTE)
I am still accepting votes for a while to
Pimps and Whoas - February 27, 2014PimpsPimps and Whoas - February 27, 20141 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Initial Release of the Motion Book Tool
Deviant Hunting Videos and People's Choice Award
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
Site Update: Change Image Size in deviantART muro
This Week's Trending Searches on deviantART
Site Update, March 7In 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 a discussion topic for the community.Site Update, March 72 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Forum Sidebar
A sidebar has been added to Forum pages! On the main forum page, the sidebar displays recently popular threads, and on specific forum pages, the sidebar collects and displays recently popular forum threads from that forum.
On individual threads, the sidebar includes Share buttons, so you can easily share a Forum thread that interests you. In addition, it includes a button that lets the creator of a thread close that thread on their own, which has been a frequently requested feature.
In an effort to consolidate features, the Shoutbox has been removed from the Chat page after over ten years on deviant
Celebrating Deviousness - March 2013Celebrating Deviousness - March 20132 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `
Feeds, Tags, Today, Navigation, CollectionsFeeds, Tags, Today, Navigation, Collections5 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Starting today, we’re testing a series of new features on the site. These features are currently available to many of our Beta Testers, as well as small handful of the general deviantART audience. #deviantartupdate
When art news happens around the world, deviant artists are among the first to respond in the most evocative ways possible. We're proud to unveil the Today page — the new human and dynamically powered newspaper for the community that reflects the stories inside of deviantART as they pertain to art, fandom, pop culture, and world culture.
Designed to showcase a variety of content — including editorial pieces, Journals, contests, and even deviants new to the site, the Today page will reflect the undercurrent of what's happening now — both online and off.
The Today page will improve the accessibility of various areas on deviant
Site Update: Introducing Madefire Motion BooksIn 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: Introducing Madefire Motion Books2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Introducing Madefire Motion Books on deviantART
We are excited to announce a partnership between deviantART and Madefire, the leading Motion Book application in Apple’s App Store. Together with Madefire, we are releasing the Madefire Web Reader on deviantART in a new Motion Books category on our front-page. In addition, Madefire's Motion Tool will gradually be made available to deviants in the coming months, so that deviant
CR Newsletter Sept/Oct 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13:CR Newsletter Sept/Oct 20131 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Table of Contents
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5. News from the Chats and Forums
6. News from the Galleries
Once upon a time, I was a volunteer, and speaking from experience, it can be a both blessing and a curse.
I believe that many current and former volunteers will agree with that sentiment and I feel it's important to explain a bit about why I believe this to be true.
Maybe you're not aware of the variety of ways people join the volunteer team. As per FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on deviantART? many people send in an application to express their interest in joining the team and I go through those applications and s
CEA Blog: How to communicate with the CEADuring the course of our daily activities we receive a lot of communication from members, in the interests of helping you get the right help in the quickest possible manner we have put together this guide on how to communicate efficiently with the CEA team.CEA Blog: How to communicate with the CEA3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Before contacting the CEA we ask that you do the following:
Check for a relevant +faq entry to make sure your question isn't already addressed there. This can save you a lot of time waiting for a response that you can easily access.
Check recent #communityops blogs to make sure that your issue hasn't been addressed there.
If reporting harassment, have you blocked the deviant and hidden their comments already?
Collect any relevant information about the issue, links to comments, journals or deviations
If the issue has upset you, take a few minutes to make sure you're calm before contacting us. This will help your tickets