Starting with dA CSSBack when CSS was allowed for journals for the first time there had been only a few deviants like ClaireJones, Lilyas or kuschelirmel-stock who provided free skins for everyone. Through the time more and more people enjoyed working on CSS skins and we also got the chance to skin our galleries.Starting with dA CSS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These days, and thanks to the great resources about journal and gallery CSS that have been created, it is possible for nearly everyone to code their own skins and/or to share them with others. Still there are many people who struggle with some basic things, which is why we want to focus on some of them here.
Where can you use CSS/HTML
On deviantART you can only use HTML and CSS on your journals, group blogs, your custom gallery folders, as well as your groups' galleries.
When you customize your profile widgets you can't add CSS or HTML like you can for journals/galleries. All you can do is using existing dA code that can be re-us
PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your workHello all!PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your work2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Well we’ve had a fascinating week so far; a week which hopefully has provided some insight not only to the process of DD selection but helped you understand what we look for in DDs as CVs. As we draw to the end of this week, I bring you an article which will whet your Saturday with thoughts that don’t just apply to the DD feature, but something which should be a consideration to everything you submit to dA. I am talking about deviation presentation.
Why is Presentation important?
Art isn’t always about just being “creative”. There are techniques and skills which develop over time which contribute to the quality of the work you produce and alongside this comes a developed understanding of good presentation.
Good presentation could be anything from cropping a photograph, to spell checking your literature. These are common sense things that in the rush of wanting to show off your creativity can sometimes be
Tuesday feedback hourUPDATE: Tuesday Feedback Hour for this week is over, but you can still link your traditional artworks to get comments/critiques next week, also, don't forget to check out the features in the bottom of this journalTuesday feedback hour2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We now have an official Tuesday Feedback hour stamp made by Zedna7, it's really awesome! Also, I welcome on board curlandgrazes, who volunteered to help me give you feedback & critique some of your work as well. Also thanks to DeaconStrucktor, who provided interesting links we all might use:
Deviant Guide: Good comments
Deviant Guide: Good responses
Activity vs. Community When combining millions of artists working with different media, style, experience level, etc. being here can become overwhelming and finding your "place" can seem almost impossible. Throughout the last few weeks I've noticed more and more people asking "how can I be more active?" and "how do I get involved in the community?"Activity vs. Community7 months ago in Personal More Like This
These are both the same question and completely different questions at the same time. Though the answers to both are quite similar if not the same the difference between activity and community is huge! We're going to cover the answers and difference to both of those in this article.
There are three basic ways to being active on dA and getting involved the community. Everything after this will actually lead right back to these three things.
Commenting: is the best and most effective way to particicpate in our community becaus
Photography Troubleshooting: Dull Images on dA?After a long pause in which nobody seemed to have very many questions, we've got a very intriguing one which came up during the People & Portraits projecteducate week and it's something that has always played on my mind, and no doubt on yours too. Once again sine-out has provided a fantastic answer, so hopefully that will help somewhat in clearing this issue up. Have a question? Drop it on this article and we'll work on an answer!Photography Troubleshooting: Dull Images on dA?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"It seems like colorful pictures made in adobe look good, then after
they have been uploaded on deviantART... the color is more dead.. not so
alive..is this an issue?" ~ kayjensen
"Hi kayjensen, the issue your describing is most likely a colour profile issue. Colour profiles essentially describe how each colour is represented and there are different profiles for different purpose but mostly for getting accurate colour out of a printer or a screen.
By default the internet works with and assumes that every
Project Educate: So you want to write an article?This article was primarily put together as a guide for those writing Community Week articles here at projecteducate - but it could be useful for the wider dA community and if you read and feel like contributing an article for the next Community Week - then fantastic!Project Educate: So you want to write an article?9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Editorials and Informative Articles
Educational type news articles are becoming increasingly popular on deviantART and especially as part of Community Weeks here at projecteducate. It's important to write these to the best of your ability to ensure that you're giving accurate, up to date information. Here are a few tips to improving your articles:
-Break up your paragraphs with images. Give examples of what you're talking about. There's no use in going into technical detail only for the reader unable to ever visualize what you're talking about.
-Be accurate, but don't copy. Anyone can go and read a wikipedia article and so they don't need you t
A Note on Daily Deviation FeaturesAt ten features into my tenure as Community Volunteer for Abstract & Surreal Photography I am noticing a certain trend in response to abstract and surreal Daily Deviations. I shall address some of the recurring themes here, and hopefully answer some questions along the way. At this point I would like to mention that I am talking about a small and vocal minority, and I sincerely thank the overwhelming majority for supporting the featured artists and their work. You're what makes this site such a great community.A Note on Daily Deviation Features2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
With that said, let's get to the troublesome themes I am coming across.
The "This is crap!" Argument
As an observer and a critic, you're entitled to think that something isn't very good. However, exclaiming as such on the comments of a piece of work that an artist has spent time and energy creating is not only counter-productive, but rude and insulting, especially if it's not followed up with some advice about how you think they could make their
Did You Know? Search Tips & DD Self SuggestingDid You Know? Search Tips & DD Self Suggesting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
PE: Breaking Into ChatroomsI realize the title of this article may sound a bit strange so let me clarify that I will not be teaching you how to hack chatrooms or the like. No, no, we won't be burglarizing them either (is that even possible? ). Today I'd like to talk about how to have a positive first experience when joining the chats here on deviantART. While we have many users who chat on dAmn daily with great experiences, sometimes it can be difficult to find your own place in the chats and make your experiences there positive. I will go over what I feel are main topics/points which every new chatter can benefit from knowing about as well as include a few tips on how to make your chat experience positive.PE: Breaking Into Chatrooms1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:#devart: is deviantARTs official general chatroom and is moderated by Community Volunteers. This chatroom is a great place to go if you are looking for a chatroom that is active on a regular basis. This is frequently the firs
PE: Organizing Projects and ContestsProjects and Contests are amazing ways to get more involved in the community and branch out to the community, be it that you are running the project or contest or that you are simply taking part in it or even helping out with it in any way. Below will detail some of the ways to better get involved with Projects and Contests.PE: Organizing Projects and Contests1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Interview with Aeirmid
Aeirmid is well known within our community for running fun and out of the box Projects and Contests. Jade heads up Arts-and-Health, ran the Halloween-HQ contest this past Halloween, did a month long projecteducate on Photomanipulation, and has ran several other successful contests and projects just within the past year. As such I felt she was the perfect person to interview in this article.
How can members get their projects/contest seen so that more people will get involved with them?
OK my first piece of advice would be to partner with the
Free Giveaway (points + doodle) (UPDATED AGAIN!)*edit* *edit* doodle giveaway is now closed everybody! am now going through all the comments that want one and adding to my to do list ^^Free Giveaway (points + doodle) (UPDATED AGAIN!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*edit* have given away all the points, guess you'll just have to wait until the next giveaway, i'm still accepting doodle requests though ^^
Hi everyone! Guess what? little old me is doing a giveaway.
I have 117 points to give away so the first 117 people to favourite this journal and comment with the word "points" each get a point.
By the way if you want more point giveaways in the future some donations wouldn't go amiss, just donate to the donation pool on my page if you want to
Anyways, onto the next part of the giveaway:
I fancy doing some free doodles for you guys and actually of you guys in fact, kinda like my ID. The rules for this are:
.you must send me a link to a full size photo of yourself .in the photo you must be wea
PE: Site Updates and How to Welcome ThemSite Updates and How to Welcome ThemPE: Site Updates and How to Welcome Them9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This article was written due to the recent uproar from some groups of the community because of the new username symbols.
Change is something handled differently by everyone. Some people accustom to change very quickly, others may take a long time or may not adjust to change at all. In regards to deviantART Site Updates, it's important to know ways to welcome change and embrace it. You are not expected to love every feature that is released, but giving it a chance before bashing it is a right step forward.
Before reading on, please note that this article is not directed at any one individual, but as a community as a whole. All views expressed in this article are mine and mine alone and do not reflect the views of deviantART.com.
When a new feature is released, most deviants give their first impressions of said feature. Some may even react like this:
This is compl
Introduction to the Darkroom galleryIntroduction to the Darkroom gallery on dAIntroduction to the Darkroom gallery2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Darkroom on dA is a tribute to the traditional, involving chemical developing and printing techniques which have barely changed since the birth of photography, a symbol of the modern, making use of technological advances in digital processing, and a whole lot of amazing and beautiful things in between.
While the majority of Photography galleries on dA are subject-based, Darkroom is technique-based. Photographs using Darkroom techniques are generally accepted in the other photography galleries too, but if you wish to categorise your Darkroom photography submission based on how it was created, then Photography > Darkroom is here to allow you to do that.
If you're not a photographer, or you arrived on your photographic journey at a time when digital was in full swing, you may have never shot on film, been temporarily blinded by walking into daylight after hours spen
Chat Tutorial #9 - EmoticonsTheme suggested by TiaVon | Ez a tutorial magyar nyelven is olvasható!Chat Tutorial #9 - Emoticons2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Emoticons on dAmn
If you don't have SuperdAmn
You can use the regular emoticons around the Message Network and Forums just like in comments!
In a chatroom, you can notice the link to in in the bottom right corner.
A window should pop up like this:
From this, you can select the one you like
There is also another solution, plz accounts
I have been asked what plz accounts are several times and to be honest, I can't really describe them.
But fortunately there is a Project Educate Article about that by Krissi001!
This is not the main part of my article, so that is why I linked an article instead of writing a new one!
What SuperdAmn is?
FF-02: Critique Theory + TechniqueCritiquing SystemsFF-02: Critique Theory + Technique2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are a few techniques + approaches to improve
the quality and helpfulness of your critiques!
Critiquing could almost be an art form in and of itself! It's complex, but needs to be accessible. It can be approached from many different perspectives; there are no right answers. In essence, critique is like collaborative problem solving!
You as critic work with an artist to identify a problem (maybe one that they themselves are unaware of), then you work together to find a solution to it. They communicate through their existing body of work, and the technique they've developed or concept they've expressed. You communicate through your observations, impressions, and suggestions!This guide is designed to give you some new ideas about how you might approach your critiques from a different angle! It contains questions for you to ask, as well as tec
PE Feedback: Those dAmn Critiques!Feedback in the Forums + ChatPE Feedback: Those dAmn Critiques!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We have comments, official critiques, and groups - but there are two very important ways to give/receive feedback that we haven't talked about yet!
Probably two of the most under-utilized features of deviantART are also two of the best for finding users willing to give (and searching for) critiques! I'm talking about forum and chat (collectively known as the deviantART Messaging Network, or dAmn for short)! Probably the best way to get a feel for these two environments is to just jump right in (see below)! However, the water can be a little cold for a new user (especially if you haven't used social features like these before). So, we've decided to put together this little primer highlighting how to use the dAmn network and where to start looking for feedback!
First though, a quick reminder.
REMINDER : The Open Critique (C
Project Educate - How it Works!Over the past few months, even years, projecteducate has changed dramatically to ensure that more and more people get the chance to participate - and to ensure that we're bringing you fresh, up to date information. So this brief journal is to let you know exactly how projecteducate works - and exactly how you can now get involved. There's a TL;DR version at the bottom if the text walls are too muchProject Educate - How it Works!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Firstly, check out the Calendar for the current schedule right up until the end of the year. If you see something there that you'd like to participate in, either note projecteducate or the specific Community Volunteer listed as being involved with the week.
Community Volunteer Weeks
Community Volunteers sign up to take a specific week on that focuses on an area of their expertise. Most of the time, this links in with the area that the
PE: The Hardest Thing About Suggesting DDs The Hardest Thing about Suggesting DDsPE: The Hardest Thing About Suggesting DDs1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Today, we are going to talk about the hard things about suggesting DDs! For those who are beginner DD Suggesters, you will need various tips and advice to make sure you can truly understand the DD Suggestion process and the hard parts!
Knowing who to suggest to
Every deviation has their own category as always. So there are different CVs you have to suggest to. And yet if you don't know which CVs to suggest to you can look here The Community Relations Team or here :faq18:. QUICK NOTE Some CVs don't feature DDs!
Reading the CVs Guidelines
Every CV has their own guidelines. You need to read them then understand what they look for. But at the same time, you sometimes don't know what they look for as a DD. Some CVs a
If you like it, Feature itIf you like it, Feature itIf you like it, Feature it7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Why should we bother writing journals and articles featuring art? It takes time and effort but is it really worth it? Do people read and look through our features?
I'll try to explore some of these questions in my today's article and I'd like you to write your experience and opinions as well!
Reasons to feature
"Why bother" is a question that a proud community member never asks himself. First of all, DeviantArt is a place of inspiration filled with pictures, rarely a person gets by without browsing art and eventually "faving" them. Some people focus entirely on collecting artworks into their Favorites folders - this action and displaying artworks in your journal or a poll brings me to the first reason, supporting the artist. Further than that, it starts a dialogue between you and the featured artist (either via Mentions or by letting them know about the feature yourself).