Getting Noticed aka becoming *Popular*How do you get ahead on deviantART?More Like This
I am actually asked this question a lot. And in reality, many artists with lots of watchers are asked this question fairly frequently by both old and new deviantART members. There are actually several different ways to get attention on deviantART, but not all those ways are good and most work best when combined together. Let's look at them all individually and then discuss "best practices."
But what is "popular?"
Is being popular just a status symbol for you to make you happy? Is it an arbitrary number assigned to an inanimate object like a pageview? It is a silly symbol by your username that means virtually NOTHING to the majority of the deviantART community (and is meaningless to the rest of the internet)? There are artists out there who are called "popular" but who don't think they are popular. And there are artists out there who many wouldn't classify as "popular" but think they are the most popular thing since unde
Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!More Like This
On the day of your birth, you were likely surrounded by those who loved you, who would lead you through the rough first scary years of life, and who would stand by as you grew into a capable person. As time passed, others may have drifted into your life, and even if you didn't know it, they also nurtured and cared for you in much the same way, helping to shape the person you would become.
When a community like deviantART is born, the same common thread binds its originators and founding members together. Over the years, more and more creative beings drift into its life and strengthen its core every single day, resulting in an exponentially inspirational powerhouse for the sheer fact that they've become a part of it. That nurturing spirit, that inherent support system, that caring community inspires deviantART to grow, and it comes from inside each and every one of you.
Onion Tou Emoticons (for dA commenting)More Like This
Being an inspiration within the communityCommunity WeekMore Like This
DeviantArt is an incredibly large community, and to many of us it's easy to feel that we cannot have an impact within it, without being incredibly popular, or having a special 'status' such as Senior, or by being a Community Volunteer. As natural as this thought might be, however, it is quite wrong. There are so many ways to be an inspiration within the community, and in this article I will describe a few key ones.
Compiling art features and posting them through your journals is one of the easiest ways to start trying to inspire and influence the community. There is so much art on DeviantArt, and so many artists deserving more recognition. Art Features are an incredibly fun way of exposing art you've fallen in love with, or art you believe the community should see more of. If you want your features to stand out more, try to be creative with them. Perhaps do themes, specific genres, perhaps include thumbnails in a specific order, perha
How to: Scroll BoxesTransferred from eCSSercise.More Like This
This is the first part of a tutorial series that I will be working on in the future and will be released whenever I find the time for it.
In order to know how I can make them better and to make it easier for you to understand the things I am talking about it would be appreciated if you would leave some feedback!
For this tutorial series I am explaining different elements you can create or modify with the help of CSS. The level of experience that is needed to be able to understand the tutorials can differ and will be in no order. I will try to explain the things as simple as possible though.
To create a scrollbox you don’t need much, just a box with a limited height or width in order to enforce the scrollbar. If you don’t limit the dimensions of the box it will adjust itself to the space given by the browser resolution and settings.
The limited dimension itself doesn’t create the scrollbar,
Custom User Boxes Tips/TricksYou can see a preview of all custom user boxes here here!More Like This
How to Make a Sticky Bar
This tutorial applies only to this custom user box:
What this tutorial will do is stick your green/red bar to the top of your widget.
NOTE: This will not work in the deviantID widget unless you have no deviantID selected.
Copy and paste the following code into the module you wish to apply the code to:
PASTE YOUR BAR CODE HERE
THIS IS WHERE YOUR CONTENT WILL GO
And we're done! Just modify the bolded code with your content.
How to Make Linkless Buttons
This tutorial applies only to these custom user boxes:
You know what a link (or hyperlink) is right? Well, these button have a place for hyperlinks. This tutorial removes them in case you don't have or don't want a link.
In each of those custom user box codes, you will find so