Today, we are giving all you beta testers a peek at the next big step forward for :damuro:
The new deviantART muro
The new deviantART muro now saves your work automatically from the first brush stroke. You can close your browser at any time, and when you come back, you can re-open that recording and continue drawing.
Your work is saved to your Sta.sh, upgrading you from just 3 files slots to 2 GB of files -- and 10 GB for Premium Members!
The new :damuro: also features a new look and a brand new smudge brush. The new version also uses the brand new Sta.sh Submit
Sta.sh is a new system for submitting art to dA. You can find the link in your 'submit' menu. Why use it?Main advantages are that you can submit deviations faster, from more places (currently with apps for android, iPhoto, mac, iOS, etc., as well as from email and FTP) and you can keep them private if you want. You can then share it only with those people you want - for example to ask their opinion before submitting it to your gallery. How to submit?Submitting basically happens in two parts. Upload the file Image- and other fi
We owe you an enormous debt of gratitude. Your input and feedback around our latest Beta releases -- Site Navigation, Activity Feed, and Status Updates -- has been incredibly valuable and because of it, we're able to make significant improvements to those features that will benefit every user of deviantART. We sincerely couldn't do it without you.
The information and data gathered from those Updates will be used to ensure a smooth site-wide launch, and we again thank you for all of your help. As sometimes happens in the Beta process, the Status Updates submitted in our test period need to be deleted to make some of the changes you requested. This will likely take place mid-next week. But, we encourage you to please keep testing, coming up with unique ways to take advantage of these features.
Since Monday, we’ve received over 3,000 comments, nearly 100 bug reports, and extensive feedback regarding these new releases --
Back in April we launched the new deviantART thumbnails to beta. Over the last few months we've received a great deal of feedback from the community on them. We're always working to ensure that we put out products that are best for our community, and so today we'd like to announce some new options being added to these thumbnails to give you the best browsing experience.
Very quickly, we'd like to recap what the New Thumbnails are, and the feedback we've received on them. We made the decision to change our thumbnails based on a multitude of factors. While the smaller thumbnails did their job, there's always a great deal of room for improvement as we move toward the future and look for better ways to present your art to the deviantART community, and the world.
To further this, we increased the size of the t
Beta testers - We're excited to give you a heads up on some upcoming features. One of them will feature a new header and navigation design and this journal explains the rational behind it. If you’ve been following our timeline you might have seen a familiar thread in some of our journals. We've discussed new ideas about the organization and navigation design of the site. For reference: Beginnings of Site Simplification, Cleaning-up Site Naming, Profiles Discussion, Support the Community, New Watch Discussio
Did you know that you can turn Deviant and Art Mentions off?
If you do not want to receive a notification when someone mentions you or your deviation, then follow these simple steps:
Go to your settings page.
Scroll down and check the ''Disable message center notifications for mentions" box and click the save button.
You will no longer receive mentions in your message center! Simply uncheck the box if you want to receive mentions again.
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Did you know that Premium Members can Beta Test new and upcoming deviantART features?
Becoming an Official Beta Tester is an easy process. Here's an outline:
Go to your
=Official Beta Testers
Who are they?
As an Official Beta Tester you can try out DeviantART's new features and report bugs that still exist before they're released to the general public. Unfortunately, not all features will be features you like at the first sign. But give the new features a try. DeviantART have more and more better features to be more and more creative as artist.
To become an Official Beta Tester you must have an active Premium Membership.
When you have an active Premium membership, go to your settings > Premium membership: Beta Testing > ✔ "I understand and would like to be an Official deviantART Beta Tester." > Save
"The official home of beta testing ca
If you're new to deviantART or haven't explored the site fully yet, there are some active official groups which are well worth a visit (and a watch) to introduce you to aspects of dA that you may not have heard about and also to the people who make stuff happen around here. If you haven't taken the welcome tour yet, go check it out then come back and read this blog entry.
The plain text in the descriptions of the listed groups is taken directly from the groups' profile pages and About Us sections. The bits in italics were added by me (RockstarVanity) for the purpose of this blog to explain things a little further.
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