BETA TEST: DeviantArt Eclipse

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As you may know, DeviantArt has been long working on a big update of our site and overall user experience. It’s been over a year of brainstorms, planning, research, interviews, testing, and more, and now we’re gearing up for a full Eclipse!

The time has finally come: we’re excited to announce DeviantArt Eclipse to beta testers. Take a look at the new design and some of the new features on our promo site. How To Try DeviantArt Eclipse

  • Now it’s time for you all to experience it! All beta testers have been enabled with DeviantArt Eclipse. To make the switch simply click on the More menu on the top navigation and select “Try DeviantArt Eclipse.

  • You can switch back to the old site by clicking on the avatar icon and selecting “Back to Old Version.”


Explore What’s New

We can’t wait for you to explore some of our awesome new features! We recommend starting off by selecting Header Art in order to personalize your Profile and make a “wow!” first impression.

After you’ve done that, elevate your art by choosing a deviation background (Core Members have more background options to select from as well). Expand your watch list and community outreach by browsing status updates and polls. Experiment with the new Love Meter to indicate how much a certain work of art matches your personal taste. Go on and explore, Beta Testers!

Reporting Bugs, Feature Requests, and Feedback

DeviantArt Eclipse is still in development. You will likely encounter bugs and unfinished features. We need your help to test out our new features! If you do find any issues, please let us know.

  • Submit a bug or feature request (submit to this form as many times as you’d like!)

  • Please try to include as much information as possible, such as browser info, OS info, screenshots, links, reproduction steps, what you expected to see versus what you actually experienced, and anything else you think will help describe your issue.

  • Please do not contact DeviantArt Support about Eclipse-related bugs or issues — we’d like to collect all bugs and feedback though this form.

  • Submit your overall feedback about DeviantArt Eclipse

Known Issues & In-Development Features

Here are some of the major known issues we are aware of and actively working on:

  • We are still working on the favouriting and collecting experience. Please share your feedback!

  • It’s not yet possible to include Literature and Journal thumbs in comments or galleries within Journals.

  • Icon codes are in development.

  • Sharing a thumbnail in a Journal or comment using a link (or :thumb: code) is not yet possible.

  • Thumbnails of pixel art, stamps, and small images have some display issues.

  • Literature thumbs do not include preview text.

  • Various feedback notifications (such as certain types of replies and deviation mentions) are not yet completed and may display as an error.

  • Feedback will sometimes get out of order after scrolling through many notifications.

  • Minor formatting issues in new Journal text editor.

  • Bio and personal information are not yet editable on Eclipse.

  • Gallery Subfolders and Gallery Stats will be temporarily unavailable as we rebuild them in the future.

  • The mobile web version is not yet available.

  • Comment permalinks don't include links to the original content or parent comment.

  • Submitting Journals to Groups is not yet possible.

  • While creating or editing Commissions, the Points-currency conversion is not being calculated properly. (This is just a visual bug; the price of Points is not changing.)

Questions on certain Eclipse features? Feel free to check out our Knowledge Base for more information.

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LunaOokami-22's avatar

When the new site is more broken smh...

Imperess's avatar

i gotta say i really HATE this new eclipse site.. u all need to fix your search..DA sucks now. :(

TheBeautifulcreator's avatar

Don like new DeviantArt.

Jasse85's avatar

6K Comments 94K Views, and 466 Favourites.


When Youtube made that rewind and it got 90% disslikes, did they look at those numbers and think, Yeah these are good numbers, people love this.


Do you look at those numbers i copy/pasted at the top and think, Yeah 466 favs is a good number, people really like this uppdate we have made.

Please answer me, are you people dumb? honestly when you were "brainstorming" were you punching eachother and the last one standing right before he passed out got this idea of "Eclipse".

What the hell is the matter with you people?

CakeFan2020's avatar

Personally, these are my only nitpicks, since I never knew how to customize my profile crazily anyway.

(1) Can you look up how much remaining core a core member has, and whether it was gifted, like in the old version? [I also sent a feedback message to the center about this]

(2) In the old version, large Flashes didn't have scroll bars, but here they do. I imagine some people want the Flash to have scroll bars, but not everyone does, so perhaps you could make it a setting the user could toggle?

ZenertiaFalkenstein's avatar

I'm trying to be okay with the shrunken Flash windows w/ the scrollbars, but they trim the picture, and it's really annoying when you're playing games...

I get that Flash is gonna be defunct soon, but you can't even really archive the game to play on your own PC cuz the files break. So much stuff is just gonna be nuked come 2021 - it's not fair.

Sinosys's avatar

this is so fucking shit why da devs

literally everyone is telling u that it's shit and yet u removed the option to change it back to old DA... nice one

draconit1's avatar

ok enough is enough give us back the old site!

batw1ng's avatar

please give us the option to toggle back to old dA it was perfectly good for eclipse users and old dA users everyone i used to watch is fucking gone i hate yall for this

Lexi-Photography's avatar

would be great if it could change back. trying to read comics on here is a nightmare, and it is more confusing to post now.

RedQueenAkame's avatar

The site's new format is shit. They remove to switch back to the old site option. I cant even remove multiple messages or even a single one. What the fuck DA?

OnHolyServiceBound's avatar

Where do you request features at this time? Are you no longer encouraging users to provide feedback?

My basic feedback is this right now:

  1. Separate watchers and favourites instead of making them combined in activity.

  2. Give me back the ability to order my galleries by upload date, all of my galleries were previously ordered this way, this features seems to have been removed(If that's not the case, someone explain how can I order them by date?)

  3. When featuring galleries on your profile let me be able to order "All" as random, instead of always as newest, I already have newest for that, I want all of my deviations to appear on the front page at random.

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demonrealms00's avatar

bruh i dont even see the option no more

Shi-girl's avatar

I want the Deviations in my watched list to stay the same freaking sized. Not shift whenever i delete one! UGH!

PannaDonka's avatar

I still hate the new look :) but since we're stuck with it, can you still exchange points for llamas and where if answer is yes

TheBenAlpha's avatar

Feedback: Small bug in the chat, there is a certain notification which persists despite reading the message

MarbledRelic's avatar

I don't like it! Please change it back! You know that most of your users are against this, so why are you keeping it this way? If you don't change it back you are probably going to lose a lot of your customers.

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QueenCryptid's avatar

Why did you have to change it? You know that your customers don't like it so why do you keep it?

buniblush's avatar

so we cant really do page codes anymore?? what is the point lol

Roduu's avatar

I loved the old look, now it's starting to look corrupted

Felineflaps's avatar

this looks like shit no offense

Lurisity's avatar

I used the visit this site everyday, but now I see no point..

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