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Beta Test: New Profile URLs

Tue May 29, 2018, 10:52 AM by danlev:icondanlev:
DeviantArt is constantly evaluating better ways to serve our community, from new features to the subject of this update: subdomains!

In order to better serve you, we’re changing the subdomains from to But don’t worry, will not break—your old links/URLs will redirect to your new URLs.

We know a lot of deviants are attached to their URLs, so the decision to make this change was not done lightly. Part of the decision-making process involved surveying active deviants, and we discovered the overall sentiment was fairly neutral. Most people did not strongly prefer one or the other -- as long as old URLs redirected. But, most importantly, we believe this change will be beneficial for you.

Why Changing URLs Is for the Better

  • The new URLs will likely increase your traffic: Based on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts we’ve consulted with and also other sites that have made the switch, moving away from subdomains is likely to increase overall site traffic from search engines—this means more traffic to your Profiles and deviations.

  • Subdomains cause many technical challenges, inhibiting site improvement and performance. Browsers treat subdomains like different, individual sites for security reasons and, because of this, more and more website functionality is being limited to working with a single domain. Working around these restrictions makes building new features and maintaining old ones complicated, increasing the time it takes our engineers to complete projects. It also creates “buggy” circumstances while navigating the site. For example, you might have noticed that it sometimes shows the wrong artist’s name in the URL when using the “next” and “previous” buttons while browsing artwork in someone’s galleries — this is a technical limitation that is imposed by browsers for security reasons and was not possible to work around until now.

The change is now live for Beta Testers. As previously mentioned, your previous URLs and links will redirect so you can continue to use your subdomains anywhere online, on business cards, etc!

Beta Testers, please help us test!

If you do find any broken links or experience any other issues, please let us know in the comments!

  1. Let us know if any links are broken and any other problems you may come across! Please provide as much information as possible about the actions you took, places you clicked, what you expected to see, and what you got.

In order to better serve you, we’re changing the subdomains from to But don’t worry, will not break—your old links/URLs will redirect to your new URLs.
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lovelybendy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
i want to try
NinePrisms Featured By Owner Edited Nov 15, 2018

Is there anywhere beta testers can put things about the new layout? Part of being a beta tester is to report issues right? But I don't know where to do that. The help page points to the devbug group that seems to be gone? It's this group now right?

See when organizing my favorites, I can't remove deviantions on the bottom row, because the menu goes too far down and I can't even scroll to see it. The help page says I should not contact you guys in the help desk, but I don't know where else to go because their doesn't seem to be anywhere designated toward this change.

Cians-Sacred-Lair Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Still hate this change. I miss having my profile name first. The new format feels like I'm back on fanart-central with the other 12 year olds... Instead of an adult and a professional on an art host site
Puffepuff Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
speaking of broken links the deviant art help center beta tester page… still lists (corrected to as the beta testing group, which is a dead link
theTinkerSpace Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am very okay with this change.
Hellobaby Featured By Owner Edited Aug 20, 2018
The newest note can't open, and sometimes I need to reload quite a lot of times to open the unread note. Please check that bug. It happened before but only reload a few times may solve it, not I can't even open a few notes.
Thank you :heart:
Edit: Nvm, I know how to solve it already. Just send a reply to a random note, it will able to open another one.
AdmiralBoo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While it'll take a little getting used to, I can understand the need for change to help further the site overall. Just please never make our urls into just numbers, a little bit personalized is always nice.

Over the little while this has been going I haven't run into any errors.
Deltaturtle Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I like better..
daanton Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I just can't readily get used to this.

Like thomasVanDijk sez, it doesn't look professional, URL-wise.

But also, to me it looks like :devart: might in future be phasing out account names and reducing each one of us to an unmemorable multi-digit number.

At least, using account names, we can tell which is our account ( and which is the main site (, y'know?

Why change to what'll cause headaches later on?

Besides, what if you get a new :devart: member who decides to use as his/her account name "notifications"???
michaelsboost Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Found a bug! I have a few group member lists bookmarked for llamas.  

I can view the member list find with this url with no redirection:

When you click on next page or any one of the numbers, the url stated in my case is....

and it redirects too...…

While giving me a 404 Not Found error.
404 Not Found by michaelsboost

So I went to try the same thing to my account seeing if I will see any errors.

I can view watchers fine with the following url which adds again no redirection:…

By hitting next though I once again get the 404 error.
michaelsboost Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually prefer this method over the Makes it more consistent with other social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram urls. I personally hope this stays.
fillyrox Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
So I just want to confirm that we are looking to revert back to the old subdomains from a few years ago?
admx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
So, I saw this:…

would that collide with this?
AKA-38CAUTION Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The URL currently have a minor bug:
It shows a new URL at your page, but when you sign out, it changed back to it old URL.
For example, on my page, it shows new URL ( but when I sign out instead, it returns back to old URL (

Just getting head up danlev 
HiyoriNoHiyo Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That’s because it’s only for BetaTesters.
AKA-38CAUTION Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I already know that, but thank!
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is because is a beta test, it is not full for everyone.  Is not a bug, is intended
AKA-38CAUTION Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay.
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

ps. can you send notes from the share option in a deviation?
AKA-38CAUTION Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes you can. There should be at top-right where it said "Note" beside every social media.
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for my broken English. I mean, I know there is the option but it doesn't work for me since this change (I think). See:…

But I don't know if this happens to more people.
AKA-38CAUTION Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Now you thinking about it, I can't even send note at all.
although currently using iPad here, so I may need to try on Windows 10
CharmysARPG Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
While everything is working fine for me, I am not at all pleased with this change. It feels a lot less personal and I dislike that strongly. A big part of why I chose deviantArt over other art sites is because of the subdomain and it feeling like I "owned" my space. I participate in a highly active ARPG where we log art done for our characters. I use google spreadsheets for this and now, because of the change in the link, I can't tell who did what art for me without having to go through actually clicking on everything. This change is terribly unappealing.
nemryn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
I have a strong opinion about this! I much prefer the subdomains. All my bookmarks use the old style, so now I won't be able to tell whether or not I have a page bookmarked.
chisah Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
I will keep an eye or two peeled for any stuff that's fishy, you got this
SailorBomber Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
everything is working normal for now, the two urls work well, I have a problem that sometimes in Chrome mobile happens that DA sometimes does not respond to the buttons 
Zainora Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
So far all the features and links are working fine still looking if there are ever some bugs that might appear.
Stygma Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this is not entirely DA, but it's strange anyway, so I will let you know.

I have a Chrome extension called ColorZilla. With this tool, you can pick colors from images and web pages. It's very cool. It works perfectly well when Beta Testing is off. When Beta Testing is on, the mapping of the color picker is wrong. I want to pick a color but instead of loading the one under the cursor, it picks a color that is elsewhere on the page. It's like there is a 4 inches shifting.

It's totally weird if you guys only changed the addresses... unless... :shifty:
danlev Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
That's really strange! I can't imagine how URLs, or beta testing would have anything to do with that bug. Have you tried looking around to see if other people are having issues with that extension?
Stygma Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:facepalm: I just realized my Chrome was zoomed to 110% 

It doesn't explain why the extension was acting strange only when beta testing was on, but now at 100%, it works fine!

It will remains a mystery!

Thanks for the feedback, though! :D
Stygma Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
None of those I know who are using it, but I don't know if their beta testing option is on or not! I will ask! :)
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't send notes.
danlev Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
What do you mean? What error are you getting?
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no error, I can't send notes. I disabled all my addons and is the same
danlev Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
Can you be more specific about exactly what's happening? Like is the send button not working? Or does it appear as if it sends and then it doesn't? And is this on the desktop site or in the iOS/Android app?
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
any news about this?
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. Sorry for the lack of info before. 

The send button seems to fail. Is in the desktop site and only in the deviations as I am able to recieve your note and send a reply. I am able to sent all kind of notes (from deviations, directly) from my other account tuscriaturas
I used to test: 
—Chromium 67.0.3396.62 (Build oficial) Arch Linux (64 bits). Addons disabled (incognito mode).
—Vivaldi 1.15.1147.42 (Stable channel) (64 bits)
—Mozilla Firefox 60.0.1. Addons disabled.

For example:
Los Dragones Whii, por Beykex. (I am trying to send to tuscriaturas, but doesn't matter the user, it doesn't work).

From Jakeukalane to tuscriaturas 
1) Openning of the deviation.
2) Pressing "Note".
3) Ready to write the destination.
4) Pressing the "send" button.
5) Nothing happens.
5b) Nothing happens (Vivaldi).
5c) Nothing happens (Firefox).

From tuscriaturas to Jakeukalane 
1) Pressing the "send" button from tuscriaturas account to Jakeukalane
2) Sent succesful.

In the console of Chromium appears this messages:

The error that appears pressing the button (repeteadly) is the one that starts: "Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property '2' of deviation_old_jc.js:4  null"

ps. another long time issue I have with notes in desktop site (in mobile phone they work great in this aspect) is that if you sent to a wrong user due to a mistype and that user doesn't exist, the note vanish totally, it is not sent (of course) but it is also not in your sent messages. The mobile app apply a check if the user exists before send the note. I think you are all aware of this issue but I still wanted to ask about it.
ps2. sorry for any error, I'm not an English native.

thank you
fortuneyolk Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All works well so far for me!  Also love the change
DanielMurrayART Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Related or not, unknown BUT

If I click the DA logo in the upper left, I'm sent to the front page of DA, but I'm immediately logged out and have to log back in.  Page back or typing in my URL remains in logged out status until I log back in again.

For what it's worth.

AKA-38CAUTION Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you check the "Remember me" when you sign in?
DanielMurrayART Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, thank you.
AKA-38CAUTION Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Stygma Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:bug: Found a bug!

In the Admin Area of a supergroup, we have installed an "Announcement" widget (single announcement). When Beta Testing is on, I get an error 404 page when I try to access it to see the comments. When Beta Testing is off, I can access the announcement.

I can see the reason in the address: BetaTestingLinks

In beta testing mode, instead of we get
LaurenKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great catch! I will pass this along!
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Edited Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The links to deviations in notes sent before the change don't work!
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure if it's related to this change, but I'm having problems submitting art to groups: it requires an eternity, I have to redo it at least twice or more and in a couple of times I got a 502 error message. :shrug:
Knuxamyloverfan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't think i like this idea
AgnosticDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I have a problem and I am not sure if it is related. Now, when I log off of this account and log into my other account, it logs me back into this account, so I have to log out and in again to get to my other account.
Ghobsmacka Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Student General Artist
Can I test it?
CaoimheRain Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have tested my own URL as well as a few other URLs and so far all the links are working perfectly fine. 
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Eclipse Change Log: November 28, 2018

Thank you for your continued feedback and bug reports on DeviantArt Eclipse!

Our team has been working on customization and personalization options and we have brainstorming sessions planned where we’ll be further discussing how you’ll be able to customize and personalize your profile in Eclipse. We’ve been gathering and sorting your feedback, including the top ways you use Custom Box, and we’ll be reviewing it in these brainstorm sessions. We will have more to share soon!

In the meantime, we’re still working on other customization features already in the design stages, including editing your bio and custom cropping of your profile header art. We’ve seen some creative ways people are featuring single deviations on their profile (for example, see @ellysiumn and @katy-l-wood’s profiles), and we’re working on the ability to more-easily feature a single deviation on your profile.

Here’s this week’s change log!

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Header art quality on profiles has improved. If your header art is blurry, ensure that the original deviation is available as high resolution under “Display Options.” (Thanks, @queen-kitty, @titusweiss, @kaleidechse, @battlefairies, @yuukon, and several others who brought this up!)Fixed issues where typing in a URL in a Journals, comment, or Status Update would display the URL twice.Removed minimum character limit from Status Updates, allowing you to post a Status Update that just includes a deviation, gallery, video, or emoticon.You can now open and close Commissions from the individual Commission page.A “back to top” button added to galleries and browse pages.Badge pages are back!After posting a comment, the browser now scrolls to your comment.The toggle for Mature Content now reads “Show Mature Content” instead of “Mature Content” to prevent confusion. (Thanks for the tip, @rotane and @uszatyarbuz!)Fixed issue where tooltips would not display when hovering over the Add Deviation/Gallery/Video/Emoticon buttons on Comments, Journals, or Status Updates.Fixed issue where the “Send Note” button on profiles would open a new note with no recipient. (Thanks for spotting, @nominee84 and @mrs-durden!)Fixed issue where literature Daily Deviations displayed title twice. (Good catch, @3wyl!)The header image for Commissions is now centered.Updated the design of the “I’m open for commissions” button to make it look more prominent and clickable.Fixed issue where bolded text in comments would appear as a different color but not bold.After clearing out your notifications, the “no notifications here right now” message would be misaligned. (Thanks, @starlighthawk, @ikazon, and @sweetchimera!)Various other smaller bug fixes and changes.

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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.)

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Over 4,000 deviants have already tried Eclipse and many have shared their invaluable and much-appreciated feedback. We’ve received nearly 1,700 individual Eclipse feedback reports — including 407 bug reports, 532 feature requests, and 748 pieces of general commentary. Our team has read through and triaged over 60% of these reports and has a goal of completing all of them in the coming week. Thank you to every deviant who has taken the time to share feedback. Whether you’re someone who provided a few words or several paragraphs of candid response, we appreciate the passion you have for helping us ensure Eclipse will meet the needs of our diverse community.

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As with most Beta releases, we launched Eclipse knowing there were bugs and highlighted a handful of the most obvious in our release journal. We wanted to release sooner than later so we can begin this journey together – gathering feedback and insights and applying it into our development, fixes, and improvements. Plus, as Beta Testers, this is what you signed up for! We need your deviant-expertise to help identify bugs everything from baby bugs to elusive, exotic bugs.

Based on feedback, it’s clear there are certain areas of Eclipse that are leaps and bounds ahead of the “green site.” It’s also clear there are some things that need to be improved. We expected this and continue to welcome your feedback — the good and the bad. We’re in this together and want to hear from deviants every step of the way.

We're Exploring More Ways To Customize Your Profile

Eclipse provides new ways to personalize your Profile, including the ability to select Header Art for your page, linking to your social media platforms, and stating your commission status. However, with the removal of Custom Box, we heard, loud and clear, that deviants want more options to display content.We’re also in the process of exploring other ways you can customize your Profile.We’ll be sharing tips and varied examples of ways you can really customize Profiles. In the meantime, here’s one example of how @katy-l-wood is testing Eclipse’s current abilities to enhance her Profile.
Many deviants asked for the ability to showcase a single deviation on your profile. This is something we are already working on. We’d also like to clarify that, for the foreseeable future, Custom Boxes within Groups will remain as they are. Groups will eventually be redesigned with Eclipse in mind, but that process won’t be complete for many months. We’ll provide advance notice about any removal of Custom Boxes in Groups.

Addressing Your Other Top Concerns

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Of course, this isn’t a complete list. It represents our first step at addressing some of your top concerns and we’ll be sharing more responses and updates — including bug fixes — in the weeks ahead.

Keep it Coming!

In the release process, things are constantly evolving as we gain insights and implement updates. Please keep in mind these updates can take time to get used to. As you continue to explore Eclipse, share your thoughts and concerns through the Eclipse overall feedback or bug report/feature request forms. While we encourage general discussion in the journal comments, using the official form allows us to triage and act on feedback in a quicker, more manageable way.

We also want to give a shout-out to the amazing deviants who’ve produced really thorough Eclipse reviews:

Re: Eclipse by @rotane Eclipse by @katy-l-wood Review of Eclipse + Suggestions @nominee84 @senshistock’s video and documentEclipse Glimpse and Thoughts by @lexidus @taitrochelle’s videoMy Deviation Submission Journey in Eclipse PLUS by @ilantiis My Thoughts on the New Watch/Feedback System by @iingo Eclipse: WhatIsRight, WhatIsNot, HowToFixIt @ashclad-shade

Again, thank you to everyone! With your feedback, we’ve filed numerous bugs and our developers are working on them continually.


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