Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login

DeviantART is changing....

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 7:03 PM
DeviantART was unique before because it allowed every artist to express they're own individuality. One of its selling points was the user interface which was differnt from other art sites and encouraged people to want to seek out other artists and view their content. 

My opinion about the site's most recent update (Eclipse).

1) It's impersonal. The creativity and the sense of individuality have been abolished. Every single account is now exactly the same. The removal of custom boxes, the basic HTML and CSS codes as well as the ability to show multiple featured drawings at once is a total crime against the artists who want to advertise their work through their profiles. 

2) The avatar icons and background pictures are too blurry. 

3)  There don't seem to be any cropping option during the selection of background images.

1 by Fairloke
4) I am a BETA tester and I saw that customization widgets are gone. What would happen to all the people who paid for Core Membership during this transition? Are they going to lose their Core features? 

6 by Fairloke

5) The art-gallery is compacted which gives me a feeling of claustrophobia. It is EXTREMELY uncomfortable to look at. Especially how squeezed the front gallery is with the comments. 


2 by Fairloke


6) Even though the Night Mode has been requested by people in the past, the version presented here with Eclipse is extreme . It's either TOO bright or TOO dark with bright white letters and it is very harsh on the eyes. 

3 by Fairloke


7) It's no longer possible to see when somebody on the friends list is available. 

8) The "Like" button in the deviations discourages the faving of artwork. 

9) The DELETE button is right NEXT to the EDIT button so mistakes can easily happen.

4 by Fairloke


10) The descriptions under the deviations are automatically hidden and easily ignored by the viewers. People were already ignoring the descriptions before to some extent, but after this update they are more than likely to be overlooked. 

5 by Fairloke

11) The notifications system feels congested and it's basically a huge list of words in comparison to the old version that was well-organized. 

9 by Fairloke

10 by Fairloke

12) The comments are conjusted.

7 by Fairloke
13) All the existing features take up the whole screen. 

8 by Fairloke

This update is ABSOLUTELY unnecessary and it has nothing to do with the things that people have been requesting for years. I believe that the DeviantART staff should focus more on 
fixing the already existing problems rather than adding new additional features that we don't need. DeviantART was unique before and well-sought out due to its amazing user interface. This is definitely a downgrade because it takes away from the creative atmosphere that this place once had. I've been using this site for almost 10 years and I've grown accustomed to the system and I've invested a lot of time to the customization of my profile.

EDIT


I designed my own version of DeviantART Eclipse.

BLANK
How DeviantART Eclipse should have been by Fairloke
EXAMPLE
Fairloke's DA layout by Fairloke

More infor here:



Add a Comment:
 
:iconparadoxalorder:
ParadoxalOrder Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I get that you don't like the new update and that you have your reasons, but I find the eclipse is my style. This is closer and better to how I wanted to be able to do my profile layout. Though the notifications is bit bothersome now with it's layout. But I'm adaptin'. But one thing I don't like is that there's no search function fo r the gallery's in ECLIPSE. Rather annoying' when tryin' ta find specific things in a deviants gallery.
Reply
:iconmegawing:
megawing Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019
yeah I find the new Layout boring.
Reply
:icon4ladylilian:
4LadyLilian Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I aggre! 
Reply
:iconpolice1007:
police1007 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That means the DeviantArt is going to update a new version :?
Reply
:iconthegreatwiseass:
TheGreatWiseAss Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
I tried it... it is confusing... and if I learned anything... they don't care what their users think... they just go ahead with the change anyway... I like that I can switch back and forth for now... then I'll just have to get used to it when it happens like with Youtube...
Reply
:iconnerak55:
nerak55 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
Okay I'm sure no one actually wants my 2 cents but here it is anyway, I kinda like this update. I've been on this site for almost 10 years now and I've been thinking lately that the site was in some need of updating. Let me go through your argument point by point.
1) I'd argue most peoples accounts look pretty similar now anyway. Regardless custom profiles is a planned feature anyway.
2) Probably a sizing issue that will be fixed.
3) Okay? Neither does youtube or i think twitter so no sweat off my back I'll just crop beforehand myself.
4) see 1
5)I actually really like this, though I do want the option to have pages and not just infinite scrolling.
6) Personally, I like the extra dark mode but I can agree light mode is too bright and the dark mode could absolutely be too dark for others. Hopefully they'll add more color options later on
7) Wow people actually use that? Everyone I know immediately dissabled that when it was introduced I remeber people hating it.
8) GOOD I kind of hate when people just fave my stuff for no reason as I feel claiming somthing is your "favorite" should have some weight behind it. assuming pressing like doesn't add it to any lists I'll be far more likely to press like then add somthing to my favoirtes and I'll feel like the value of getting favorites will bee more satifying. I'm also extra glad they didn't add a dislike button.
9) You'll get used to it. :/ this feels like a nitpick
10) Hey somthing I agree with you about! This is bad! Don't let the descriptions be hidden!
11) I'm not sure how I feel about the notifs tbh. I kinda like them but also I liked the old one just as much
12) Fair. Might be a bug.
13) Again I kinda like them being big and almost touching. Saves space.
Reply
:iconmishihime:
mishihime Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never liked or used the friend list watch thing either. Also, you might want to check some of the "changes" because on my end descriptions aren't hidden and there's no like button under deviations.
Reply
:iconnommingnoodles:
NommingNoodles Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
Oh, awful!
Reply
:iconlymmle:
Lymmle Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh.
If it's true that dA Eclipse is gonna be the new layout of the website and it won't change back, might as well completely move to art station ://
Why is dA even changing the layout? It was fine the way it was...

Let's pray that something like the layout you created will be implemented into Eclipse...
Though, based off from these comments, I don't think will happen. ): |
Reply
:iconjos98ie:
jos98ie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. I agree.
Reply
:iconpoltergeistforever:
PoltergeistForever Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, I love this so much. While it is much different than we have currently, it still looks to have the feel of "Devaintart" should have. Though I am
not hopeful DA will listen.


I will be surprised if they do.
Reply
:iconmishihime:
mishihime Featured By Owner Edited Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
- 1. What makes an artist's profile page personal and unique is the art itself.
- 2. What size is your avatar / cover image? If your uploaded artworks are too small, then they will look blurry as the cover image. The only images I noticed that were blurry were group icons.
- 3. Use your art program to create the cover the exact size.
- 4. You get 'deviation backgrounds' and ability to upload videos.
- 5. You can move the comments further down if you put a custom box on top of it. They don't have to be next to your gallery.
- 6. I agree the dark is too dark.
- 8. How does adding an extra option discourage people from adding to their favorites?
- 9. If you click the delete button, there's a pop up box asking you to confirm. It doesn't just delete.
- 10. The descriptions are visible for me. Did they change this?
I like the idea of the cover image combined with a page background but not all the text on the header.
Reply
:iconpanapoints:
Panapoints Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
8. What's the point of a like button when there's a fave one?
Reply
:iconmishihime:
mishihime Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't see a like button under deviations anymore, only comments so I guess they changed it?
Reply
:iconpanapoints:
Panapoints Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019
Maybe.
Reply
:iconyuusin898:
Yuusin898 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with almost everything you said. I really hope dA staff will see and consider this.
Reply
:iconlunatixlumina:
LunatixLumina Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like your design of the page, looks so much better Thumbs Up 
Reply
:iconchoccochipz:
choccochipz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I will not use deviantart anymore if it is that way, thanks toy house exist
Reply
:iconlooks-twice:
Looks-Twice Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019
They are just gonna force it on us. Just like Google Did to YouTube with the same boring banner where every profile looks the same... I don’t know how this soulless design became such a staple...
Reply
:iconaprilsilverwolf:
AprilSilverWolf Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
The worst part about the whole thing is the stupid scrolling. Like if you have crappy internet sucks to be you. You will just never be able to see that entire person's gallery. No bring back the pages!! Honestly Eclipse just looks like a fancier Facebook
Reply
:iconanastasiamorning:
AnastasiaMorning Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019
So damn yes. Being able to switch between pages and scrolling and would be perfect.
Reply
:iconbladesthecat:
BladesTheCat Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
P R E A C H
DA Eclipse is trying to hard to become something like Instagram (with the likes and dislike). It reminds me of Artstation and it has become unoriginal.
DA used to be a creative place, now they want to change it. There is no boxes for code, which sucks because their are many people on here who love to code. Everything about this update is just the worst. It is congested, it is trying hard to be trendy.
This is my opinion, I think DA should stay the same
Reply
:iconphoenix21452:
PHOENIX21452 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019
Yeah, dA Eclipse is an absolute abomination and does no justice to dA as a website and the owners and admins just shit on the community rather than listen to us and do their job. I'm glad you're making a better layout than their DeviantBarf Eclipse. I hope they get the hint and make your redesign layout a reality. Eclipse should've never existed but hopefully dA will listen to us.
Reply
:iconthe-childofflames:
the-childofflames Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019
Are they gonna force this new design or we will be able to keep the old theme ??? I really hate the new version... !
Reply
:iconmustache-twirler:
Mustache-Twirler Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They’re going to force it on us all!
Reply
:iconthe-childofflames:
the-childofflames Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019
Without asking us our opinion ?... It seems like a lot of people hate that new theme D: 
Reply
:iconmustache-twirler:
Mustache-Twirler Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are deliberately ignoring all of us who despise this update! They are going for the “Oppression over the Supermajority” tactic, as they have said that Eclipse will 100% replace the old site we have now in some later date. And I’m getting sick of “Oppression over the Supermajority”
Reply
:iconthe-childofflames:
the-childofflames Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019
All they are gonna do is making people leaving deviantArt..... I love the old version of the site, it's simple and we are able to customize our pages like we want to, this eclipse thing is useless
Reply
:iconmustache-twirler:
Mustache-Twirler Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I most certainly agree with what you have said here! Here’s a much better version that must be supported;
www.deviantart.com/comments/1/…
Reply
:iconthe-childofflames:
the-childofflames Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019
Yeah it's sooo much better, looks like an improved version of the old deviantart !
How can we support this ? Is there a petition or something ? 
Reply
:iconmustache-twirler:
Mustache-Twirler Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We may need to ask as I don’t really know, unless there is one on Change.org
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconwa-er:
Wa-er Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2019
also, poll results don't show in numbers, but in percents. i dont know if this bothers just me or not. but it was nice to know the exact number of people who voted on specific answers.
everything is way too large. really hard to navigate through the site on the computer and even harder on the phone. which sucks for me because i barely have access to my computer.
i am also gonna miss the live notification thing. cant belive they removed it.
also i removed all of the sections on my left side on the page and now i cant add anything, so my page is just half empty. does anyone know how to fix this?
Reply
:iconmelissmallsourgeship:
MelisSmallsourgeShip Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I HATE ECLIPSE,it was awful when Gmail forced their new layout on everyone (it's so confusing) and now DA?I thought the design was ok but since I've been reading this journal and the comments I've realized how bad it is.

I hate the dislike button,as imagine some 13 year old just posts some poorly drawn art and it gets tons of dislikes!That would be negative and disrespectful and here I thought deviantart was a safe and positive space.

What hashtag should I spread with my status update about this?
Reply
:iconzapwbolt:
ZapWBolt Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Student General Artist
Wow, you basically hit on every point I was thinking.
Reply
:iconsealdeer:
sealdeer Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019
said everything i was thinking exactly! the new site is so... aggressive...? it feels less friendly and creative and much more harsh and impersonal... i hate the idea of it turning into another carbon copy of every other social media site!! i'm digging your design, though! :^)
Reply
:icon115spartan:
115spartan Featured By Owner Edited Mar 6, 2019
sorry but i'm sticking with the old version of DA ^^;

the eclipse looks do difficult for me
Reply
:iconfernandojcruz:
Fernandojcruz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Student Digital Artist
War always changes...
Reply
:iconbarricade9-1-1:
Barricade9-1-1 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
what is this eclipse thing do?
Reply
:iconnospectral:
nospectral Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest...this is awful. I hate it.
Looks like developers took Art Station along with Tumblr and just mixed them together out of laziness or creativity.
Why is everything SO BIG? It's so uncomfortable. It takes "years" to scroll all the group deviations! It's truly discouraging. 
The only thing I like is the profile pop-up. 
Other things are useless...gosh I've had lots of fun when I was decorating my page with cute pixel page dolls or stamps. And now? It is all going to disappear? 
Shame it isn't going to be an optional way of displaying DA.
In this case, it is going to lose all its uniqueness. 
I joined DA 10 years ago and I'm literally crying year after year when seeing how this beautiful place is slowly falling apart.
And there is one thing that's bothering me a lot.
Why devs, not only DA devs, are changing their sites in a way that is not user-friendly? 
The same thing goes with games...Jesus Christ why lots of creators are ruining their own creations? I can't understand this strange phenomenon!
Reply
:iconanastasiamorning:
AnastasiaMorning Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019
Looks like they took every bad thing from the social media websites that is concidered modern/stylish/trendy/etc. nowadays, mixed together and took everything to the extremes. The eclipse layout with these giant thumbnails (seriously, can these still even be called thumbnails?) and endless scrolling favours the clip thinking so much.
DA is almost the only website I use, I love its homey feel and seeing it turn into an artstation-facebook-instagram hybride abomination feels like a stab in the back.

I am seeing this a lot too. Seeng the devs of one of my favourite games scrapping its unique art style to appeal to the larger audience who wanted it to be "realistic" was something incredibly sad to witness, though understandable.
Reply
:iconnospectral:
nospectral Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't agree more with you! Honestly? This looks like a total AS rip-off.
Thousands of artists were creating fantastic decors, codes, icons etc. for almost two decades of the DA's existence. 
This website is special! Unique! Why are they trying to change it in Art Station 2?!

I feel your pain! It was the first place where I could get experience in art and meet adorable people (I know some since 2009 and still have contact with my very first watcher). 
It feels like my second home, like heaven. I love DA for its uniqueness. If they change it permanently this won't be the same place as it was before.
I really don't want to see this update coming to life... 
Why can't it be optional or sth :__:

 
Reply
:iconanastasiamorning:
AnastasiaMorning Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019
Because Artstation is concidered cool. It is kinda understandable decision. (Almost) everyone wants/needs to follow the current trends to stay successfull but (I think) uniqueness is more important than being trendy. Why would peolpe use the carbon copy of Artstation if they can go to actual Artstation instead?
Rebranding like this is double-edged sword. I think Eclipce will attract a lot of new users ... by the price of losing a lot of old users.
DA always allowed much deeper interaction between artists than most social networks do. Now it's becoming just as shallow.

Never actually used the profile customisation much myself but I sure will miss the profile pages decorated to reflect the person's tastes and interests.

Handshake I joined DA the same time I went to an art college so this website was an important part of my artistic growth, the source of inspiration and support purple heart bullet . I'm not sure if it will be even tolerable after the update. Almost like saying goodbye to an old friend.
The reason I never joined Artstation btw. Probably I'm wrong, it's a personal impression, but AR seemed kind of ... agressively professional to me. I haven't seen many hobbyists there, and also it seems mostly centered around digital art. While DA is for everyone, no matter if professional, hobbyst or student.
Reply
:iconezfa:
ezfa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Student Digital Artist
... What's awful? Eclipse or this version that the artist is proposing?
Reply
:iconrajavlitra:
rajavlitra Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Student General Artist
Seems like the staff's UX designers are more preferential to professional artists and trying to make dA the poor man's Behance. quite the leap, really.
Reply
:iconanastasiamorning:
AnastasiaMorning Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019
Poor man's Behance. THIS. Is brilliant.
Reply
:iconfairloke:
Fairloke Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Professional Filmographer
There is nothing wrong with trying to make the site look more professional. The problem is that they decided to make the whole website app-base.

Current deviantART has the most user-friendly and comfortable notification system I've ever seen in any site. Youtube and Facebook's notification systems cannot be compared to this. Everything is well organized and categorized. The +Watch should not be separated from the feedback, not even in different tabs. This discourages the user from actually checking the +Watch list. The new notifications system has been one of the biggest problems that Eclipse has been having so far. The feedback messages are now clustered, all mixed together (replies, new comments, favorites, watches etc) resulting in the whole thing being a total mess not to mention how big and hard on the eyes everything is. What is the purpose of changing a well-functioning part about the site and turning it into something completely different that is not even user-friendly? The Bell resembles Youtube's notification system and it adds too many extra clicks in the process of viewing the notifications. The live feedback that appears on the left side of the screen is very useful and it shows notifications while the user browses the site. That was one of the most positive updates back then. A very common request that I see from the community is that the notifications system needs to stay the way it is and only be updated with the new colors if possible. 

The problem with modern sites is that the owners assume that people prefer mobile versions over desktop ones. This was exactly the case with Diablo Immortal which was announced as a Mobile Game compared to all the previous versions that were designed for Computers and as a result, they received a negative feedback from the fans. The designers simple answer was "Do you guys not have phones?". They never asked the users' opinions about it and they went on based on assumptions. 

Months ago, I saw that one of the admins said that the change is being done because most users use DeviantART from mobile devices according to their actual traffic stats. But what is so interesting about it is that the fact that most people use the site from mobile devices doesn't mean that they do not use their PCs at all. A huge precedents of the site's art is Digital Art (Animations and 3-Dimensional art included) which requires professional programs like Adobe's products that are designed for Desktop Computers, so it's completely illogical to turn a whole Art-theme site into a mobile-based one. 

The way it is designed resembles Art Station too much, but in a way that and everything looks clustered (gallery and messages) and in combination with these new color, it's too hard on the eye. 

What made DeviantART so unique is that unlike Facebook, people here are productive. They make art and they share it with the world whether it's a hobby or a profession. This community belongs to the artists. There is no sense in conforming an ART site to favor the people who use it simply as a social media platform rather than what it was actually made for.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

Featured in Collections

Journals and News by Endorell-Taelos

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!

Change Log

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.

Keep Sharing Your Feedback!

Submit a bug or feature request Submit your overall feedback about DeviantArt Eclipse

Thank You for Your Feedback on Eclipse!

Last week, we announced the Beta launch of DeviantArt Eclipse — a completely redesigned version of DeviantArt that puts more emphasis on artists and their art. As a Beta release, Eclipse is still under development and only available to a small portion of the DeviantArt community. We use the Beta release to gather feedback that allows us to closely analyze deviant engagement and sentiment.

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.

This Is Just the Beginning of Eclipse

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

The new Feedback allows easy viewability of your most recent and unread notifications; however, we’ve seen concerns about Feedback needing improvement as a whole. For example, deviants report it’s cumbersome to remove notifications and it’s hard to remove notifications in bulk. We’ll be making the “remove” button more accessible so that you can one-click remove (or one-click save) just as you could on the “green site.” We’re still reviewing the experience of mass removing feedback and hope to have updates soon.We are currently working on issues regarding Header Art and avatars – specifically, their size and quality. Icon codes and plz accounts will be coming soon to Eclipse. :iconlaplz:The new text editor makes it easy to write Literature, with the option to add formatting and illustrations to your work. That said, the Literature experience in Eclipse is still a work in progress. As we mentioned in the Beta journal, using Literature and journal thumbnails is not yet finished. Literature thumbnails in the sidebar (under “More Like This”) are also not yet finished.Improving the display of Literature thumbnails is something our Product and UX teams are already actively working on improving.Having a “Show More” link on deviation descriptions and comments allows for a cleaner viewing experience; however, based on feedback, we've removed "Show More" from deviation descriptions and comments.While search in Gallery, Favourites, and Journals didn’t make it into the Beta version of Eclipse, it’s our aim to bring this functionality to Eclipse.Several deviants brought up that the ability to include thumbs by pasting a URL (or thumb code) is not currently possible. We mentioned this in the original announcement, but we want to reiterate this is not working as intended and will be implemented in the future.

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.

Journals by WhisperSeas

Journals by JassysART

Eclipse Change Log: January 30, 2019In this week's change log, we have a small handful of bug fixes and improvements as we continue with the larger features that are in development. Stay tuned for more, and keep the bug reports and feature requests coming!Change LogThe "add to favorites" panel on deviation pages now allows you to select multiple collections. (Popular request, suggested by @kage-niji, @sa6044, @tanyasimpson, and many others)Bios are now editable!Literature thumbnails now include four lines of preview text. (Suggested by @wynbird, @battlefairies, and many others)On the Daily Deviations page, literature now includes preview text. Various other smaller bug fixes and stability improvementsThe new "add to favorites" panel lets you easily add a deviation to many Collections. (Artwork: hidden view by @umbatman)Literature thumbs — including on the Daily Deviations page — now include preview text.Using the New Bio EditorTry the new Eclipse bio editor! When adding a bio to your Eclipse profile, we'll start you off with your bio from the old site. Please keep in mind that some elements, such as thumbnails, were not able to be transitioned to the new editor, however you can still add them to your bio. We recommend trying the new image and gallery features to share your favorite artwork in your bio.Also note that due to migration issues, bios of deviants who are not on Eclipse are static, meaning if they update them on the old site, the changes will not be reflected on Eclipse until that deviant switches to Eclipse and edits their bio using the new editor. Keep Sharing Your Feedback!Submit a bug or feature requestSubmit your overall feedback about DeviantArt Eclipse
Eclipse Change Log: March 6, 2019As of this morning, Eclipse has been rolled out to more members of the community, including many of those who have joined the waitlist. In this week’s change log, we’re excited to announce lots of updates that have been highly requested by the community!WHAT'S NEWCustom SectionsCustom sections are now live! You can now add a Custom section to your Profile – add your own background, images, text, and more! (Note: Core Members will be able to add multiple Custom sections, but during this first release Custom sections are limited to one for all deviants.)Watch and Feedback ImprovementsOne of Eclipse's most popular requests is finally here! You can now remove and archive notifications in one click on both the Watch and Feedback pages.Add GIFs!When words or an image might not express what you want to say – you can now gif it! Add gifs to journals, status updates, comments – you name it! Spotlight a Single Deviation on Your ProfileShine a spotlight one of your own, or maybe another deviant you admire. All users can have a Spotlight section on their profile, and Core Members can have up to 5!Delete CommentsA highly requested feature! You can now remove comments posted on your Profile or deviation pages, as well as delete any comments you have personally left.CHANGE LOGWhen switching between Eclipse and the old site, you’re now kept on the page you were originally on.Hot Topic notifications are now part of Eclipse! Upon editing your bio in Eclipse for the first time, you will see a confirmation message before importing your old bio into the new bio editorFixed issue where emoticons could not be deleted using backspace. Upon uploading a vertical image as your profile cover art, you can now crop and reposition the imageFixed issue where comment sort order was not preserved after leaving the pageWhen returning to browse (or search) from a deviation page, you are now brought to a more accurate position in the browse results.Fixed issue where some GIFs could not be uploaded as an avatar.Fixed issue where emoticons and other formatting in bios would display as markup on the Home tab of your Profile.In addition to these updates and bug fixes are smaller improvements we’ve made as we continue to develop larger features in Eclipse. Stay tuned for more, and follow these steps to leave feedback:Switch to DeviantArt EclipseClick your avatarSelect “Give Your Feedback” to access our official form

More from DeviantArt

Eclipse Change Log: December 5, 2018

Another week, another change log! Thank you for your continued feedback and bug reports!

Please keep in mind that larger feature requests and issues take additional time to address — but know we are actively working on them. In the meantime, we’ll continue to share these change logs with some of the smaller changes and bug fixes, so that you follow along with the progress of Eclipse.

We’ve also been receiving reports about various issues regarding images, image compression, image URLs, and filenames. DeviantArt recently switched to a new system to serve images and we’re currently looking into the issues that you’ve been reporting.

Change Log

New deviation background presets have been added!GIF avatars are now scaled scaled up properly, preserving their pixelated look without any blurring. Thank you to all those who brought up this issue!Premium Content now has a more prevalent Buy button.Mentions now contain user symbols.Fixed issue where mentions would not work when you simply typed @@username(rather than typing and selecting a username from the list).Thumbnails in Feedback notifications are now clickable.Fixed issue where mentions displayed in green rather than white.The appearance of the search box was fixed when searching from the Notes, Groups, Forums, and various other pages.Prints can now be enabled on new deviations.Fixed issue where, after adding an image or a gallery to a comment, pressing the left or right arrow keys would leave the page rather than move your cursor.Fixed issues where tooltips were cut off behind other elements of the page.Fixed issue where Eclipse would not create URLs properly for Collections with spaces or other non-alphanumeric characters in the title would, causing an error if opened on the old site.Various other smaller bug fixes and visual changes.

Keep Sharing Your Feedback!

Submit a bug or feature requestSubmit your overall feedback about DeviantArt Eclipse

Eclipse Change Log: January 9, 2019

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2019, deviants! We hope everyone had a relaxing and fun holiday, and we can’t wait to dive into this year’s updates and fixes!

Before we get into this week’s change log, we’d like to inform you of some major upcoming Eclipse-related updates, which will be highlighted and discussed in separate journals outside of the regular change logs. Some of these major updates include:

Custom boxes / customizationFeedback & WatchLiteratureAdditional Profile personalization

These are fairly significant updates to DeviantArt Eclipse that we look forward to communicating and sharing with you all in the upcoming weeks, so keep your eyes open! Without further delay, here are this week’s changes and bug fixes:

Change Log

Embedding deviations and pasting thumb codes are back! Try pasting a deviation URL in a comment or a journal! (Popular request!)You can now include a deviant’s avatar using the “Insert Emote” button. (Popular request!)The top navigation bar now has a light theme!You can now search for a specific artist’s deviations and other content by searching for “ @username ”When adding a deviations to a comment or journal using gallery mode, the editor now shows the limit and number of deviations chosen.Fixed issue where Feedback would not be sorted correctly after you reach the end of each “page” of results.Deleting deviations, status updates, journals now properly reloads the page.Artist hover cards now appear when on usernames, not just avatars.When rolling over your own avatar, the hover card no longer says “Message” and “Watch”Adjusted size of the artist hover card to be more compactOn donation pools, the number 0 would overlay on the word “Goal” when you initially add the section.When hovering over default donation pool bar, it shows “NaN%”.The donation pool’s meter displayed as full when they were empty (0/0).

Keep Sharing Your Feedback!

Submit a bug or feature requestSubmit your overall feedback about DeviantArt Eclipse

What's Next for Eclipse: FeedbackLate last year, we released the beta version of DeviantArt Eclipse – a redesign that puts more emphasis on artists and their art. It’s one of our biggest, most ambitious updates to date, which is why we’ve chosen to open it to Beta Testers as early as we did. Not only do we need Beta Testers’ help locating and squashing those pesky bugs, we want to gain deviants’ feedback, thoughts, and opinions on the current Eclipse experience and what we should include in the future. We’re very proud and excited with the level of collaboration we’ve been able to achieve with the DeviantArt community, and we hope to continue this as we further develop Eclipse.The Beta version of Eclipse has brought many changes (see them here), with even more in store, including ways to customize and personalize Profiles! We Hear You!Since the Beta launch of Eclipse late last year, we’ve received a lot of feedback regarding just that: Feedback. You might have called it a few other names in the past: Feedback, Message Center, Notifications, etc. Let’s establish what Feedback is: it’s comments and replies made on your art, any mentions of you or your art, and correspondence with other deviants and groups. We processed and analyzed your thoughts and opinions on Feedback, and how cumbersome it had become to interact with friends on Eclipse. With that, we’re excited to show you some major updates in the works.Changes We’re Making Based on Your FeedbackNew NavigationYou can now easily access Feedback by clicking on the bell icon next to your avatar, with all the different areas visible for you to filter through. Just a simple click and you can filter to view only your comments or only your mentions.One-Click RemoveA popular request from several Beta Testers! With one, easy click of a mouse you can tidy up Feedback to your exact liking. Multi-Remove & Multi-SaveEnjoy a more seamless process of removing multiple notifications in an efficient manner, or saving some of your favorite Feedback moments.Let Us Know!We understand how important being involved and embedded in the DeviantArt community is, and we hope the updated Feedback helps you connect and communicate more easily. These upcoming updates will be announced in @danlev's weekly change logs as soon as they are live. Share with us in the comments what you look forward to using in Feedback, as well as anything else you’d like to see improved!Got something else on your mind? Let us know:Switch to DeviantArt EclipseClick your avatarSelect "Give Your Feedback" to access our official formSpecial shoutout to the DeviantArt staff involved with these major Feedback updates:@tomergr @heidi @roihim @yury-n @noaron @zilla774 @mariiasv @nishnushtlv @chenarbel @thesquidarrives Be kind and show them some love or ask them a question if you have any!...
Eclipse Change Log: February 20, 2019In this week's change log, we've updated literature pages — a popular request from the community — as well as a handful of bug fixes and improvements. Stay tuned for more, and keep the bug reports and feature requests coming!Improved Literature Deviation Page DesignAnother popular request from the community was to improve the design of literature deviation pages and put the actual writing front and center. Thanks to @battlefairies, @jcoolarts, @thebigeasy66, @queen-kitty, and the many others who shared their feedback on literature!Try it out: Memories, Light the Corners of our Minds by @srsmithChange LogAbility to submit a Journal to a Group has been added! Click the “New Journal” button on a Group’s Journal tab to submit directly to that Group.You can now edit older literature deviations in Eclipse. (Thanks for pointing out, @dc-26 and @littlekhajiit!)The Daily Deviation page now includes three days by default (instead of two), with a "show more" button at the bottom.While using browse or search, your previously selected sort mode will be preserved when you switch back and forth between Status Updates, Polls, and Commissions.After clicking a deviation from browse or search then clicking the back button, you'll now return to the correct position in the results rather than the beginning.When a deviant gives you Points, the notifications dropdown would display "[deviant] gave you..." without including the amount of Points given.Eclipse journals would be cut off on smaller screens on the old site.Clicking “View Log” on a Group admin notification would link to an error page.On Feedback, the timestamp on comments and replies now links to the comment’s permalink page so you can see the full context of a conversation. When italicizing, bolding, or underlining a heading, the headline would break onto multiple linesTimestamps on Feedback notifications are now clearer. (A notification from 3 months ago now displays as the actual date rather than “3m” which could also be confused as 3 minutes ago.)Daily Deviations page now includes a “Back to Top” button.The account reactivation page (restoring your account after deactivating it) has been moved to Settings rather than your profile page. This fixes an issue were deviants would need to switch back to the old site to reactivate if they deactivated while in Eclipse. This change is now live on the old site as well.Deviation descriptions that were made from the old site now properly preserve formatting on Eclipse.Fixed issue where mature content would be visible in Polls, Status Updates, Drafts and a few other places, even if your mature content filter was on.Fixed issues where font sizes would sometimes be smaller in some comments.Keep Sharing Your Feedback!Submit a bug or feature requestSubmit your overall feedback about DeviantArt Eclipse
What's Next for Eclipse: WatchAs @danlev mentioned in a previous change log, we'll be covering some areas of DeviantArt Eclipse with more in-depth journals. Last week, we kicked off with a journal dedicated to updates that are coming soon to Feedback! This week, one of the essential areas of DeviantArt is Watch. It’s where we go to discover what’s new amongst who we follow, and get inspired by things we’re familiar with and love. We wanted to make sure your Watch experience is just as exciting as your Browse experience, but also as efficient as your Feedback experience. We’ve decided to make the Watch page dedicated solely to Watch – so you’ll no longer see the tabs for “Watch”, “Feedback”, and “Notes”. As soon as you’re on Watch, it’ll be just that – everyone and everything you watch! Here are some related updates we’ll be introducing to you all soon:New NavigationNo more multi-clicks or dropdowns to get to the content you want to see. You’ll now be able to filter your Watch through a sticky header – so whether you want to view Deviations, Group Deviations, Status Updates, Commissions, etc., just one click and you’re there! (Cameo appearances from: @ekud, @cochalita, @aenea-jones, @samanthadoodles, @cassielink, @tanyasimpson, & @mrs-durden!)Multi-Remove & Multi-SaveA popular request from Beta Testers! We’ve improved the experience to remove or save areas you watch by having a sticky remove/save option that follows as you scroll through Deviations, Journals, Polls, etc. (Additional cameo appearances from: @rhads, @sheharzad-arshad, & @kristynakvapilova!)Deviants deserve a flawless browsing experience so they can access the content they love with absolute ease. We hope these changes will help achieve that. These upcoming updates will be announced in @danlev weekly change logs as soon as they are live. Share with us in the comments what you look forward to using in Watch!Got something else on your mind? Let us know:Switch to DeviantArt EclipseClick your avatarSelect "Give Your Feedback" to access our official formSpecial shoutout to the DeviantArt staff involved with these major Watch updates: @tomergr @heidi @roihim @yury-n @noaron @zilla774 @mariiasv @nishnushtlv @chenarbel @thesquidarrives @yumeruby @justgalym @micahgoulart Feel free to thank them via mention, give ‘em a llama, or ask them Watch-related questions!
Eclipse Change Log: December 12, 2018

This week, nearly the whole DeviantArt team — encompassing staff members from Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, Kiev, and Vancouver, to name a few — has come together at our HQ in Hollywood to focus on Eclipse and plan what’s in store for 2019.

As a reminder, we’re continuing to work on the bigger community feedback concerns — including customization and improvements to Feedback — and we hope to share more soon.

Since the holidays are coming up, and many people on our team are traveling or taking time off, we won’t have a change log to share for a short while. But we want to let you all know that we are continuing to review and analyze your feedback, and we look forward to sharing more updates with you early next year!

Change Log

Literature descriptions are back! (Popular request!)After replying to a comment in Feedback, the notification is now automatically removed. (Popular request!)Comment link pages now have "parent" and "top" buttons, and are now centered for easy readability. (Popular request!)Scraps are back!You can now mention a deviant just by typing (rather than selecting them from the list).The Gift dropdown on profile now tells you when you've already given them a llama or they are full of cake. Removed minimum character count in Status Updates and Journals, allowing deviants to share a post that simply includes a deviation, gallery, or video.

Preview of the new comment permalink pages.

Keep Sharing Your Feedback!

Submit a bug or feature requestSubmit your overall feedback about DeviantArt Eclipse...


Details

Submitted on
November 14, 2018
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
8,256 (6 today)
Favourites
161 (who?)
Comments
272