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Monkey And A Man by danlev Monkey And A Man :icondanlev:danlev 28 2 The Broad by danlev The Broad :icondanlev:danlev 47 16 Aubergine Journal Skin by danlev Aubergine Journal Skin :icondanlev:danlev 91 12 Dododex: Taming Calculator - Ark: Survival Evolved by danlev Dododex: Taming Calculator - Ark: Survival Evolved :icondanlev:danlev 150 10 Dododex: Taming Calculator - Ark: Survival Evolved by danlev Dododex: Taming Calculator - Ark: Survival Evolved :icondanlev:danlev 40 9 Continuous Line Challenge: Eyeball by danlev Continuous Line Challenge: Eyeball :icondanlev:danlev 62 8 Chacy by danlev Chacy :icondanlev:danlev 12 4 LGBT Rights by Country Infographic by danlev LGBT Rights by Country Infographic :icondanlev:danlev 47 18 Free Google Glass Stock Photo by danlev Free Google Glass Stock Photo :icondanlev:danlev 39 4 Hero Journal Skin by danlev Hero Journal Skin :icondanlev:danlev 336 42 Rethinking Collections by danlev Rethinking Collections :icondanlev:danlev 17 8 ThoughtART Drawing: Bug by danlev ThoughtART Drawing: Bug :icondanlev:danlev 53 4 ThoughtART Drawing: Grumpy Cat by danlev ThoughtART Drawing: Grumpy Cat :icondanlev:danlev 79 8 Revised Journal Portal Concept by danlev Revised Journal Portal Concept :icondanlev:danlev 14 11 Equaldex Region Page by danlev Equaldex Region Page :icondanlev:danlev 7 3

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New Profile URLs

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 11:36 AM by danlev:icondanlev:
DeviantArt is constantly evaluating better ways to serve our community, from new features to smaller updates and bug fixes. Today, we're making a change to the format of profile URLs that will have a positive impact moving forward. In order to better serve you, we’re changing profile URLs from username.deviantart.com to deviantart.com/username


Don't worry, your old URLs will still work, and you can continue to use them. Your old links/URLs will always redirect to your new ones.

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.

More Updates To Come!

This is a small update ahead of some major improvements we'll be making to profile and other areas of the site. You'll be hearing more in the coming months!

  1. What improvements to DeviantArt profiles would you like to see?
  2. Which part of your profile are you most proud of?



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 username.deviantart.com to deviantart.com/username. But don’t worry, username.deviantart.com 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.




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danlev
Dan Leveille
United States
I work in Marketing at deviantART. I love the internet. I'm an LGBT activist, Developer, Designer, Photographer. I graduated from RIT. I'm building Equaldex (equalitopia on deviantART), collaborative LGBT rights knowledge base. I also run a LGBT rights blog.

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ALioness-w-NoRegrets Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Excuse me, pardon me for bothering you, but a friend of mine :iconbishounen-fangirl: told me that you might know how to make it possible to have others fav collections in other people's favorites. I was wondering if you could help me find out how. I understand if you're busy, but I was just wondering if you could help me. 
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danlev Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Heya. Are you referring to the "Watch Collection" button? This is only available if you're not already watching someone. So if you visit my collection, it'll have a "Watch Collection" button, but if you watch me, you're automatically watching all of my collections by default. :)

Let me know if I misunderstood! :)
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:iconalioness-w-noregrets:
ALioness-w-NoRegrets Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Hmmm, so let me make sure I understand. My people who are watching me already watch my collections without the button? But if a person isn't watching me, then the button appears? 

The more I think about it, the more it confuses me. ^^; I mean, I can see that if I wanted to follow a collection and not the person, but if I wanted to watch one of the collections of a person I did like, I'd like to favorite the collection specifically so that way I'd know the updates. 

See my friend told me I should switch the "Watch Collection" button on a favorites folder that I have while she's still my friend, but when I tried to do that, it seems that there was nothing there. So basicly, in order to fav the collection she wants, she'd have to unwatch me, fav the collection and then watch me again? I'm not sure if that's what you were trying to explain, but that's what I read, so please, correct me if I misunderstood. ^^; 
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danlev Featured By Owner 1 day ago
It admittedly is a bit confusing. I'm hoping we can improve that functionality in the future, but that is correct. (You can only watch or unwatch collections -- you cannot fav a collection).

The only other option, is if you're watching someone, you can click "Edit Watch" on their profile, and uncheck "Collections" -- this unwatches all of their collections, and then you'll be able to watch/unwatch each collection individually.
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BluesMore Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018  New Deviant
Hi!
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danlev Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
:wave:
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worldxcrazy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  New Deviant Professional Interface Designer
happy birthday dA!
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moeqit Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi ^^
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GalaticX-Studios18 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
hello ^^
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specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hi, have an awesome day  :happybounce:
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Tigerlover1993 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018
Happy Birthday Airborne Community; what deviantART is all about! Have your cake and eat it too Party birthday cake Birthday Cake Taichi Cake 50x50 icon Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Birthday Cake  :D KimRaiFan's Bday Cake Birthday cake Let them jump out of cake Oreo Cake with candles 50x50 icon Cake For Artists with candle 50x50 icon Piece Of Rainbow Layers Cake 50x50 icon Rainbow Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon Fancy Cake 50x50 icon Soda Cake with candles 50x50 icon Macaron Cake with candles 50x50 icon Beach Cake with candles 50x50 icon Butt Cake 50x50 icon Delicious Cake (Badges) Pink bouncing cake Cake emoji kawaii cake Mint Cake Type 3 50x50 icon Red Velvet Cake Rainbow Cake Tower 50x50 icon Cake Icon Bow cake Matcha Cake Type 6 50x50 icon Refreshing Cake with candles 50x50 icon Cake Icon 2, Strawberry Bad Piggies SC Cake with candles 50x50 icon Cake Icon 6, Pink Roses Kawaii pink cake Matcha Cake Type 5 50x50 icon Matcha Cake Type 14 2DK with candles 50x50 icon Piece Of Matcha Cake 50x50 iconSpideypool - Happy Birthday 1 Spideypool - Happy Birthday 2  Free Style Cake 50x50 icon Cake Icon 4, Frosting Blueberry Cake type 8 with candles 50x50 icon Five Nights at Freddy's 2 - Mini Cupcake -Icon GIF Cake cake Geometry Chocolate Cake 50x50 icon Five Nights at Freddys 2- Chicas Cupcake -Icon GIF Blueberry Cake type 10 with candles 50x50 icon A Piece of Ube Cake 50x50 icon fella's Gobbler (Party) Blower fella (Party) Orange Cake Type 2 2Dk with candles 50x50 icon fella Gift (Party) birthdAy '09 fella (Badges) Cheers fella (party) Strawberry Chocolate Cake with candles 50x50 icon Strawberry Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon Geometry Chocolate Cake Type 2 50x50 icon Big Turd Cream Fruit Cake 50x50 icon Mint Cake Type 2 with candles 50x50 icon Ugly Triple-decker Cake with candles 50x50 icon 3 Layers Birthday Cake with Candles 50x50 icon Cheers fella white-wine (party) Geometry Chocolate Cake Type 5 50x50 icon Happy Birth Day Fella (messages) Dark Chocolate Cake Type 1 with candles 50x50 icon Cherry Cake with candles 50x50 icon Happy Birthday! 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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018
Good morning Dan, Happy Birthday!, I hope you have a great dayHave your cake and eat it too ^^.
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