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Journal CSS category change
:new: IMPORTANT: During the category change some pieces were accidentally moved to scraps.  If this happened to you please send a note to Moonbeam13 to have it fixed and do not file a help desk ticket
On the 31st of July new categories were created.
Using the ideas of bleedsopretty and thespook three new categories have been created. They are the following.
deviantART related > Journal CSS
> Complete Journal CSS

This category is for working CSS templates/Designs that people can use in their journals freely.
> Journal Designs
This category is for non-functioning journal designs that people cannot use themselves. This is a gallery where people can feature and get feedback
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Upgrades Complete, Info to Know
We've completed a series of upgrades to the deviantART backend. You should have experienced lagging thumbnails most of the day yesterday as we switched serving to a CDN temporarily to allow for a pretty big burst in growth.
The burst, and the super speed you should already be experiencing but will definitely experience over the coming weeks is due to a major upgrade to our database clusters and an addition of a series of webservers.
For a while now we've been overloaded especially during peak hours. The congested times have lasted for approximately 8 hours per day for the past month or so.
Since the upgrades completed, we've seen a complete resolution to the 8 hour time period in the graphs and an estimated 16% growth in our average hits per second.
Which is exteremely exciting. :)
We are slightly concerned with some stability issues which will be easily resolved if they arise, so expect mild turbulance as these new changes are taking effect. Thumbnail serving will recover c
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A Compromise by cozmictwinkie A Compromise :iconcozmictwinkie:cozmictwinkie 1,266 2,260 MegaSuper: EXTREME by SophieHoulden MegaSuper: EXTREME :iconsophiehoulden:SophieHoulden 256 261
Comm Dev Update! Features, Speed and Policy!
Greetings all and welcome to another Community Development Update! This one is going to be focusing on two main items. Missing features and site speed issues and also some of the results of last month's Policy Revision Meeting members of the core staff participated in.
In addition to the items mentioned in the policy section, there are several other major changes we plan on implementing in the future in regards to the blocking system, report system and a few internal aspects to help speed up the process and bring particularly troublesome areas up quicker in the current reporting system.
Those are on hold now and await some IT attention which will be explained in the next section! So read on!
:iconlolly: Missing Features
A recurring subject here on deviantART has been that of people asking, and very rightfully so, "Hey guys, you promised us all sorts of stuff, like groups, collections, portfolio, a rebuilt message center and who knows what else now?"
A very fair
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:Game Night: by jagscupid :Game Night: :iconjagscupid:jagscupid 2,297 703
deviantART Helps To Break World Record!
A new World Record – thank you deviantArt!
The One Million Masterpiece has officially taken the world record for the most artists creating a single artwork, meaning that it has officially become the world's largest artistic collaboration.
The previous record was set in Brenham, Texas , where 25,297 people contributed to a painting titled A Little Dab of Texas.  While the previous record was set over 3 years and 7 months, the One Million Masterpiece members have achieved the record in just 11 months.
The new world record will be announced on Monday 09 July, however as the single largest contributor to the project, the deviantArt community deserve a special thank-you.  Over 18,000 deviantArt members have taken part in the project, helping to raise many thousands of pounds for global causes and becoming world record breakers in the process.
The 25,298th member to join the project was Geraldine Tough from Crayford in London.  Geraldine heard about the pro
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Blithering Idiom Emote Contest
Inspired by the many scores of people who have taken my "Beating a dead horse" emote literally, Blithering Idiom is a contest for emoticons that are literal interpretations of common English idiomatic expressions.
You can find a nice list of idioms here if you need some ideas.  Here's a good example of what I mean, created by zacthetoad.  This is "jumping on the bandwagon":

The rules are simple:
1. The emote must be a literal representation of the idiom
2. You must link me to your entry via note or journal comment.
3. The deadline for all entries is August 8, 2007.
You can submit as many entries as you wish, animated or static, small or large.
The prizes are not so simple:
1. 1 one-year subscription or print of equal value for first place.
2. 1 six-month sub or print of equal value for second.
3. 1 three-month sub or print of
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Blank That Emote Winners
Five years ago, weaponzero gave us :|. In its time here on deviantART, we've seen this emoticon grow enormous popularity and support. Over the last month, we saw nearly fifty entries into the Blank That Emote contest. You can see a full list of submissions here.
I would personally like to congratulate each and everyone who entered, all the entries had the quality, detail and originality we were looking for. In fact, we had such a hard time selecting the top three that we had to include a number of Honourable Mentions which you can see below.
Before we announce the winners and their prizes, I would personally like to say thank you to each of the judges and hope that we can again work together sometime in the future. Please personally thank the following deviants...
:pointr: :devbudgieish
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:SuperSleep: by Supaslim :SuperSleep: :iconsupaslim:Supaslim 158 82
#Treefort wants you! For a contest!
:#treefort: wants you to create an emoticon scene that represents treeforts, and treefort related things.
1. All entries must be in .gif format
2. All entries must no larger than 100 x 100 pixels.
3. Only ONE entry per user.
3. There are no file size restrictions.
4. Both Animated and Static will be accepted
5. Scene emotes are preferred. (For examples of scene emotes, see below.)
Examples of Scene Emotes:

How to Submit:
Send koffeeben a note, with the subject line reading: "Treefort Contest."
All entries must be in before 5:00 PM PST Saturday 21st, July, 2007.
First Place recieves a 1 Year Subscription to deviantArt.
First Runner Up recieves a 3 Month Subscription to deviantArt.
So get going :nod:
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Invasion of the Gallery Directors!
Please join me in welcoming the new members of the Artist Relations team!
Ring Master(You're going to ask what this is but I'm not telling yet)
:bulletgreen: PurpelBlur
Gallery Directors
Anthro - skifi & cooley
Comics & Cartoons - GH-MoNGo & jeriweaver
Community Projects - shell4art
:bulletgreen: Skins & Themes - mauricioestrella
:bulletgreen: Wallpaper - KariAnnLax
dA-Related - maxwell-heza
Digital Art -  cosmosue & WhenPigsFry
:bulletgreen: 3-Dimensional- MistressWit</b>
:bulletgreen: Fractal - Lyastri
:bulletgreen: Pixel - ShoneGold
:bulletgreen: Text Art - lonnietaylor
Fan Art - animator
Literature - StJoan & GunShyMartyr
Manga/Anime Karma021, azarath & RockGirl1582
Photography - equivoque, hellfirediva & Staged
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Pixel Art Newletter .......Isometric Display
Pixel Artists get listed with the Listing Centre  in their individual artists section, multiple listings are accepted
Pixel Art Forum dA
Pixel Art chatroom...
The Gallery Director responsible for Pixel Art is Nighty. Please add her to your watchlist
Current Pixel Art collaborations at dA
Pixel collab Saturn by ~Fleeka
Definition of Isometric Pixel Art sourced from Wikipedia....
Pixel art is commonly divided in two subcategories: isometric and non-isometric. The isometric kind is drawn in a near-isometric dimetric projection. This is commonly seen in games to provide a three-dimensional view without using any real three-dimen
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Whence did the FireFox logo cometh?

Over 50 million downloads and still going strong, FireFox can easily be recognized by their logo in a split second. That 'ol firey-fox wrapped around the globe sits on many a peoples' desktop, but do you have any clue as to who actually sat down to create the wonderfully clean image that is Firefox's identity?
The gentleman's name is Jon Hicks, a freelance designer from the UK. And such a generous Hicks he is that he put up the creative process that went into its design on his personal website. (It should be noted that Daniel Burka created the concept and Stephen Desroches sketched it. It was only rendered by Hicks.)
Both the following pages -- yes, they're a bit old, but that doesn't change at all the worth of what you can learn! -- can be checked out if you're intereste
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TEAM KUNG-FU by SophieHoulden TEAM KUNG-FU :iconsophiehoulden:SophieHoulden 47 20 Stalker by nickeatworld Stalker :iconnickeatworld:nickeatworld 1,688 275


time shift by ssilence time shift :iconssilence:ssilence 1,398 326 reprise of fairys tears by ssilence reprise of fairys tears :iconssilence:ssilence 2,445 458 trip into green by ssilence trip into green :iconssilence:ssilence 584 190 living inside PART II by OliverJanoschek living inside PART II :iconoliverjanoschek:OliverJanoschek 1,525 570 living inside PART IV by OliverJanoschek living inside PART IV :iconoliverjanoschek:OliverJanoschek 1,839 798 admission by ssilence admission :iconssilence:ssilence 295 107 oversleep by ssilence oversleep :iconssilence:ssilence 815 231 plugged by ssilence plugged :iconssilence:ssilence 188 150

DeviantTidy was one of the first browser extension projects I ever worked on, and the fact that it's still operational after a decade is something that makes me proud, as well as feel pretty old! That's a third of my life I've spent maintaining it.

DeviantArt itself is still going from strength to strength too, which is very impressive given its age. Not many millennium, internet-bubble businesses can claim that!

There have been no updates to DT since February, but as far as I can see, every feature is still working as intended. If you have any bug reports or feature requests, I'm always happy to hear them.

Thanks to all of you who are still using DT, wherever you are!


BoffinbraiN has started a donation pool!
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Senior members no longer get the same benefits as premium members, despite the contributions to the community.

If you wish to support me by donating points or subscriptions, I would be grateful, as this would allow me to carry on creating journal CSS and other things for the community. You may also wish to commission me to make a journal skin for you.

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This is one of the best suggestions I've seen in a long time. I hope someone picks this suggestion up and works on it. I especially lik...

by gas13

It's always good to see more pixel art from you. :) This time, it's interesting to see such a popular video game as the subject of your ...



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specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing works, have a nice day :D
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