Getting Started on DeviantArtHello and welcome!
Forum Rules FAQ
PE: Introduction to the ForumChat & Forum Week
PE: Forum OverviewAfter Astralseed's awesome article on Breaking Into Chatrooms, today's article will be focused on providing a general overview of the forum!
PE: Ten Tips and Tricks of the ForumSome (hopefully) helpful tips and tricks for your experience in the forum!
Chat Rules FAQ
PE: Introduction to ChatsChat and Forums
PE: Breaking Into ChatroomsI realize the title of this article may sound a bit strange so let me clarify that I will not be teaching you how to hack chatrooms or the like. No, no, we won't be burglarizing them either (is that even possible? ). Today I'd like to talk about how to have a positive first experience when joining the chats here on deviantART. While we have many users who chat on dAmn daily with great experiences, sometimes it can be difficult to find your own place in the chats and make your experiences there positive. I will go over what I feel are main topics/points which every new chatter can benefit from knowing about as well as include a few tips on how to make your chat experience positive.
Your resource to using some featured found in DeviantArt Eclipse!
How to Eclipse: Submit!Just when you thought it was over...
How to Eclipse: Cover Images!Hold on to your hats, cowboys. We're back with another one... and a--and a--and another one. One of the new-for-Eclipse features you may see people talking about is Cover Images. The Cover Image is really the first stand-out piece that someone will see when they visit your profile in Eclipse. Arguably, your cover image could keep someone on your profile or send them elsewhere! Since it is such an important element to engage people who visit you, it's important to make the most of this feature. Staff also put out a great journal with a video to introduce you to the new profile as a whole!
How to Eclipse: SearchingThe next tutorial in our "How to Eclipse" series is going to focus on Search and finding the artwork you want to see delivered right to your screen. I wrote a similar tutorial for projecteducate (noticing a pattern here?) a few years ago. A lot of the same principles still apply, but nonetheless, I am excited to bring you this refreshed version for the new DeviantArt!
How to Eclipse: Journals!Yes. At long last we are diving into the world of Eclipse journals! Prepare yourselves because this tutorial may beat them all as far as length goes. And by "beat" I mean it's gonna be longer...
How to Eclipse: Polls!We return again to shower you with knowledge and handy visuals. It's time to conquer Polls in this next "How To" for DeviantArt Eclipse! Polls are a fun and easy way to engage your watchers with any manner of questions and they have undergone some much needed improvements with some fun additions that you may want to take advantage of. We'll cover:
How to Eclipse: Status UpdatesThree years ago I created a tutorial when DA came out with what was arguably my favorite new feature of all time: Status Updates. GONE were the days where I needed to use a poll or journal to get a simple thought or declaration of hilarity across to my watchers. GLORY BE!
Learn DA LingoHi! Whether you're a veteran of the community or a brand new member, there is a LOT to remember about DeviantArt. Founded in 2000, this website has transformed its corner of the internet into a busy, thriving, and ever-changing community... And with that comes a LOT of terms to remember! This index was made for inclusion in the Getting Started on DeviantArt guide and will hopefully be a useful reference to those who are just getting to know our artistic internet home.
The guide is built alphabetically with handy letter links directly below if you want to jump ahead. This guide could even develop further as more people think of terms! Do you know a DeviantArt-exclusive term that is popular around the community and fits this guide? Please leave a comment with the word or phrase and a brief definition and you might see it added in the future!