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Happy Holidays from DeviantArt!

Mon Dec 24, 2018, 10:43 AM by Heidi:iconheidi:
‘Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house,
Not a deviant was clicking
On a touchpad or mouse.

Deviations were packed
In their boxes with care
In hopes re-designers
Soon would be there.

The deviants were nestled
All soft in their Profile
In hopes that a change
Would come soon with style.

They’d heard mysterious stories
From the Betas upstairs,
And they knew something special
Soon would be theirs.

New dark mode, new light mode,
Love Meter, and more!
New backgrounds, Profile headers,
More storage for Core!

One curious deviant,
Sketchbook tight in their grips,
Couldn’t wait one day longer,
They must see Eclipse!

They ran up the staircase,
Threw open the door,
Awoke all the betas,
And all of this for:

A glimpse of the new version.
A screenshot, a peek.
The clatter woke a beta,
Who started to speak.

“We’re working some kinks out
So it’ll be perfect when
It’s released to more soon.
There’s till then!”

They bid each other good night
After exchanging usernames,
And they’d just settled down
To do a llama exchange.

When they both felt a sentiment
They heard deep in their heart:
“Merry Christmas to all
And to all a good art!”

╰( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )つ──🎨*:・゚

–Creatively crafted by LaurenKitsune

Our sincere thanks ♥

2018 has been a transformative year at DeviantArt. While we always like to have a little fun around the holiday season, it’s nice to take a step back and remember how grateful we are to have the community that we do, supporting us by supporting each other, and generally helping DeviantArt become even more fully the nurturing place we all call home.

We have another big year ahead of us, and can’t wait to share with you what's in store. Until then, we want to thank you all for the gift you give us each and every day: being there for your fellow deviants. Your spirit keeps our digital hearts burning bright, and we can’t thank you enough for spending your time on this slice of the Internet we all share.

Wishing you and yours health and happiness in 2019!

~Heidi, and the entire DeviantArt Team

Merry Christmas by SandraWinther

he holiday season is very special to us at DeviantArt.  We're all part of a diverse community celebrating many different forms of culture and spirituality, and we sincerely thank you for allowing DeviantArt to be the place where common bonds of kinship are formed and shared. Happy holidays from the entire DeviantArt team!

Looking for our creatively crafted holiday poems from years past? Check herehere, here, and here.  Christmas Tree

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ROBLOXO2017 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
This year is already passing by fast!

I guess Happy very late hollidays to DeviantArt!

*sorry i commented pretty late.*
TurtleCupid Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Happy late holidays!
ponyfleute Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Holidays
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Professional General Artist
evangelian007 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2018
Now that's a creative way celebrating Christmas devianart style! Happy Holidays heidi!:xmas:
Granitoons Featured By Owner Edited Dec 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Can someone help me with a submission width issue I've been having? The help desk will not respond and I've contacted them 3 times.
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
A blessed season to you all at HQ. Thanks for all your work this year.
Size-And-Stupidity Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Professional Artist
Happy Holidays Heidi!!!
Stygma Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Holidays to the staff! :rudolph:
CrazyWendigoCat Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018
Yeah almost everyone hates Eclipse so yeaaaa....
Romalt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heidi, what load of Rubbish.
PointsForDevNews Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
SeasonGreetings by KmyGraphic   Peace love joy by KmyGraphic   Silvester Sekt by poisen2014   Happy!! by LOVEMAYU  
Andorada Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Holidays, everyone! FamilySweets for Christmas by KmyGraphic
Championx91 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018
phydeau Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Edited Dec 26, 2018  Professional General Artist
:love:! I love this!
Sonic1612 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!!!! 🎁🎄🎅❄🎆
BARNEY17666 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018
"How much is my holiday bonus, and hand it to me with years pay pack in person, then squeeze your nipple, hop thrice, spin twice, and stomp"
Ma99ot128 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Student General Artist
Happy Solstice everyone, may your yuletides be gay :)
EverIris Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year to all of Deviant Art and their Loved ones and to all Artists Everywhere around the world :earth: and their loved ones too!!! Much peace and :heart: LOVE 2 ALL!! :holly: :santa: :rudolph: :santa: :rudolph: :santa::holly:   :dance:
Akiraso Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018   General Artist
Merry Christmas to you. Happy Holidays)
Merry christmas everybody 
I will celebrate on January 7
simonkewer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018
Thank you for all your hard work in 2018 and I hope you have all had a fine break over the holidays.
Rockyllama Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Student Filmographer
UniversalFoxes Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Holidays!
TheCloudWinder Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018
Merry Christmas :D
MazziKoro Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Merry Christmas
Sarafanart Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Merry Christmas :3
Fullate Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
TOneil Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018
Happy holidays dART!
XPANDINATSICHANANIME Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
merry xmas peeps
tho its a day over
Seuyan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry christmas!
mat12346 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
IceWingXeno Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Student Artist
Happe crismus to y'all 
cesaw70 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018
Thank you very much, happy holidays to you as well.
keybladewielder93 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018
Merry Christmas and a happy, creativ new year to all Deviants Merry christmas everybody :merry christmas: Happy New Year 2011 Animation md Merry Christmas and Best Wishes 
VioletEb Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! <3 
Mayfawn Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Merry Christmas Everyone :D!
Cupcakejammer123 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a good time! ^-^
MoraxDragon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ay merry christmas !!!
Genmu--Zero Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas to all
cutegirlwolf Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018
Merry Christmas for everyone in the world <3
Cupcakejammer123 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Merry Christmas to you too! ^-^
cutegirlwolf Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018
thank you :3
UlulaViki Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Santa Clause Merry Christmas Santa Clause 
olloie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Merry Christmas!
iMouritsa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Professional General Artist
Merry Christmas Heart
ponytail9099 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
merry christMOS
RinaIzumo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas! ~<3
69thanatos69 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Merry Christmas to! 
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:iconheidi: More from Heidi

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.

Devious Dreams: The winners!The Devious Dreams campaign launched in March 2019 as a chance for DeviantArt to grant artists the tools they need to make their creative evolution a reality. With over $20,000 in prizing available to make dreams come true, thousands of deviants shared a wide range of creative and heartfelt dreams for their artistic future. We particularly enjoyed seeing the support everyone put forward for each others’ creative goals. Now that the campaign has come to a close, it is our honor to announce the recipients of Devious Dreams grants—a collective of artists from all walks of life with a broad spectrum of creative ideas. Some of these deviants requested drawing tablets so they can create every day. Others asked for traditional art supplies, or photography tools to more efficiently create and share their art. Some asked for crafting supplies like sculpting or sewing materials. The projects each artist put forward were varied and inspired, and it’s our pleasure to help bring these dreams to life.Dream Recipients! "Cyberpunk 7 Deadly Sins" by Araiel"ORCHARD ORGANISS Animated Trailer" by G-flux"Traditional & Digital media join forces!" by LadyYomi"Superhero Summer Camp" by Upgraderath"trauma doll shop" by lukedraws101"The G.O.A.T that Pain Produced" by AresAkatsuki"Undertaker" by Yuudraws"Aria Gloria - Sanctus Dirge" by xMelonDrop"For my comics and art" by PaperSalamander"Perspective Practice" by Scissoria"Pixel Pool" by chiruruzuhenu"Survival" by InsomniacSharky"Comic artist and commissioner" by alcoholicmeower"I'm with you" by Catziiia"The cosplay of my dreams" by Nyima-chan"Landscapes of the World" by Crisssis"One-man-Cosplay-Photography" by DreamyArtCosplay"Anatomy for concept art" by NitaoART"Stylus Away" by RumbyFishy"Speak Out Through Art" by alpacaalltheway"Animals!" by KATG14"Poppin!" by Shy-Steamer "Getting into technology" by CYWlL"After the Bloodbath" by IcePoemix"Ruby Slippers" by PrincessFaeron"Game Changer" by Rivynfleur"Innovative Applique" by One-Violet-Rose"Don't forget" by redxroundsxart"Business... With character!" by Remiaro"Musical - Rain, Rain" by KawaiiShootingStar"Clay Animal Sculptures!" by ceIine"Batik" by LaurieLauriense"Ink" by meAUrp"Footprints into Unknown Realms" by TheSpaceHeart"AZAR" by xXFairy-CakeXx"Switching media" by Lemniskate"Emmy’s At-Home Metalsmithing Studio" by Emylian"Birds and Bugs" by Loisa"Neon Girls" by XernonaEcho"Look outside the box!" by ne-ONblue "Royal Inequity" by healerneka"The Body in Stitches" by lasarahjoy"Fail Gracefully" by sarcasmismyweapon"Traditional Tools of the Trade" by Ladycrysanthemum"The Rainbow Bridge" by Bordowa"New Friend Portraits" by JollyMutt"Abstract Organisms" by SynchronisedRaid"The journey to 3D modelling" by kawaiikitty98"Love Day by Day" by cyndragons"Think outside the Blocks" by BlackWeb--SpiderGirl"Improving my coloring skills with markers" by ivyjv"A Lasting Passion" by Crystalcreaturesss"The Art of Storytelling" by amylaser-void-star"Traditional Art Dreams and Resources" by Rezon23"Lynarid" by Epplejeck"Forever" by AuthorBaby"Wear your heART on your sleeve" by Hawst-r"Whimsical WaterLily Creations" by WaterLily-Gems"Flame Fursuit" by Flame-Expression"Allitilan Author and Artist" by QAoA"Tough as leather...craft" by Miss-Friskies"Tiny Worlds" by zabrina101"Giving Hope" by GeekyCalligrapher"Misadventures in the Land of Kilgami" by sceneanimemanga"Incverse" by Chimichan54"Journey" by mintstarsc"My First Short Film" by KylaR-lapidotshipper"Tundra Tarot" by BlauesSternWolf "Wheel Away Sweet Sister" by MajorasMasks"Full-Length Comic" by digitaldesignation"Forever Blooming" by awkwaard"Anatomy on Self-learning" by Manese55"Dice!" by Allviran-Art"Comic - Fear The Water" by dingo-paws"Capture the city- Plein air" by Livia-Anna"Learning sculpture, as a beginner" by BronzeHalo"OIL!" by MrBonecracker "Enchancing eleventh round" by Akaszik"My Lumia" by celestialsunberry "Giving Back To ThoseWhoWentMissing" by JeiDoll Making Dreams a Reality! A DeviantArt staff member individually replied via comment to each dream recipient on April 3rd or 4th to inform the respective deviants they were selected, and the reactions of the recipients alone made the campaign well worth undertaking! Some of our favorite reactions include this excited comment from @LadyYomiThis heartfelt reaction from @xMelonDrop This enthusiastic retelling from @NitaoART This sweet response from @ne-ONblue This eager reaction from @JollyMutt And even this reaction from @DreamyArtCosplay We also awarded an additional $2,000 in prizing to deserving deviants as part of the Devious Dreams livestream! Performer and voice actress Erika Ishii hosted the festivities, featuring voice actor Gary Anthony Williams doing readings of literature submitted to DeviantArt, clay sculpting games with @humblehills @ekud @HeartsUnchained and much more! If you didn’t get a chance to see the stream when it was happening live, have no fear! You can still watch the full video!Share Your Thoughts! This campaign has been a labor of love for everyone at DeviantArt, and we’re truly looking forward to seeing these artists achieve their creative evolution in the future. If you enjoyed this campaign and would like to see more events like these in the future, let us know in the comments!...

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Journals by Ikue

Eclipse Change Log: April 3, 2019In this week’s change log, we've reduced thumbnail sizes as well as addressed a number of bug fixes and improvements. Stay tuned for more, and keep the bug reports and feature requests coming!Thumbnail Sizes Have Been Reduced!A top community concern was that thumbnails were too big across the site. Based on your feedback, we’ve reduced thumbnails 75% of their original size. We’re also working on improvements to Feedback — an area where many deviants feel that everything is too big — and exploring how we can reduce the layout here as well.Change LogFixed issue where the feedback dropdown would appear really tall.Added anchor links on Profile, so that clicking "Show All" on the Watchers and Groups section would bring you to the proper section on the About page. Fixed issue where, after removing comments from your profile, you would not be able to add them back. Fixed issue where “edit” button no longer appeared on your comments.Fixed issue where last decimal place of price was cut off ($12.34 would show $12.3) until you clicked through to see the full price.Performance improvements to browse, search, and gallery pages.In addition to these updates and bug fixes are smaller improvements we’ve made as we continue to develop larger features in Eclipse. Keep Sharing Your Feedback!Follow these steps to share your feedback:Switch to DeviantArt EclipseClick your avatarSelect “Give Your Feedback” to access our official formHaven’t received access to Eclipse yet? Join our waitlist today! Eclipse is steadily rolling out to deviants, so we’d love for you to start exploring the next phase of DeviantArt!
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.

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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

journals by humblehills

Eclipse Change Log: April 11, 2019In this week’s change log, we've added custom titles for custom sections, added five spotlights for all deviants and addressed a number of bug fixes and improvements. Stay tuned for more, and keep the bug reports and feature requests coming!Custom Titles for Your Custom SectionsYou can now add a custom title for your Custom Section!

Known issue: Upon backspacing the last character of your title, it replaces the field with “Custom”. If you experience this issue, a workaround is to simply highlight the text and type your desired text.More Spotlights!All deviants can now add up to five spotlight sections on their profile!Change LogNew keyboard shortcuts: You can now use CTRL/CMD+Enter or TAB+Enter when writing a comment to immediately submit it.Fixed issue where comment field in Feedback would be too small on journals, status updates, and polls, causing some elements to overlap. Galleries with zero deviations in them did not show when editing your galleries.Fixed issue where save button would not work after editing your bio.Fixed issues where Commissions on the shop tab on profiles would overlap and not be sized correctly.When editing a section on your profile, the dropdown that allows you to select collections and galleries was capped at 26Fixed issue where some mentions in comments did not appear to be linksImplemented and improved more error pages (in addition to our 404 and 503 error pages)Donation Pools are now hidden to viewers until a goal and title have been added.In addition to these updates and bug fixes are smaller improvements we’ve made as we continue to develop larger features in Eclipse. Follow these steps to share your feedback:Switch to DeviantArt EclipseClick your avatarSelect “Give Your Feedback” to access our official formHaven’t received access to Eclipse yet? Join our waitlist today! Eclipse is steadily rolling out to deviants, so we’d love for you to start exploring the next phase of DeviantArt!

Journals from DA-staff by Monique-Lestrange

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).

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Eclipse Change Log: March 27, 2019In this week’s change log, we’re excited to announce a series of updates and improvements, including many bug fixes! Change LogBy popular demand, the comments section on your Profile can now be removed!Fixed issue where deviants could no longer add new profile sections if they’ve removed all of them from the left column of their profile. (Thanks to everyone who reported this!)Error (404 and 504) pages now have a brand new design!Every section of Watch and Feedback now has its own URL.Fixed issue where clicking the back button on your browser during or immediately after browsing Feedback would not bring you to the correct page. On notifications dropdown, the “See All” button is loaded instantly so you can quickly access the Feedback page before your notifications even load.The “Select All” button to mass remove Feedback and Watch messages is now clearer and easier to access. Removed Google+ from social media buttonsFixed issue where buy button on deviation pages would not work in Firefox.Added text to submit page to clarify that additional details (tags, categories, descriptions, etc.) are optional.Fixed issue where a bio could not be saved if you completely removed everything. Improved the look of Watch and Feedback when any of your sections are empty.Profiles now show a prompt to add header art when you haven’t added one yet.Improved performance of browse and search pages.In addition to these updates and bug fixes are smaller improvements we’ve made as we continue to develop larger features in Eclipse. Share Your FeedbackFollow these steps to share your feedback:Switch to DeviantArt EclipseHover over your avatarSelect “Give Your Feedback” to access our official formJoin the Waiting List!Haven’t received access to Eclipse yet? Join our waitlist today! Eclipse is steadily rolling out to deviants, so we’d love for you to start exploring the next phase of DeviantArt!
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: 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
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.

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BETA TEST: DeviantArt Eclipse

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

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

Now it’s time for you all to experience it! All beta testers have been enabled with DeviantArt Eclipse. To make the switch simply click on the More menu on the top navigation and select “Try DeviantArt Eclipse.”You can switch back to the old site by clicking on the avatar icon and selecting “Back to Old Version.”

Explore What’s New

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

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

Reporting Bugs, Feature Requests, and Feedback

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

Submit a bug or feature request (submit to this form as many times as you’d like!)Please try to include as much information as possible, such as browser info, OS info, screenshots, links, reproduction steps, what you expected to see versus what you actually experienced, and anything else you think will help describe your issue.Please do not contact DeviantArt Support about Eclipse-related bugs or issues — we’d like to collect all bugs and feedback though this form.Submit your overall feedback about DeviantArt Eclipse

Known Issues & In-Development Features

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

We are still working on the favouriting and collecting experience. Please share your feedback!It’s not yet possible to include Literature and Journal thumbs in comments or galleries within Journals.Icon codes are in development.Sharing a thumbnail in a Journal or comment using a link (or :thumb: code) is not yet possible.Thumbnails of pixel art, stamps, and small images have some display issues. Literature thumbs do not include preview text.Various feedback notifications (such as certain types of replies and deviation mentions) are not yet completed and may display as an error.Feedback will sometimes get out of order after scrolling through many notifications.Minor formatting issues in new Journal text editor.Bio and personal information are not yet editable on Eclipse.Gallery Subfolders and Gallery Stats will be temporarily unavailable as we rebuild them in the future.The mobile web version is not yet available.Comment permalinks don't include links to the original content or parent comment. Submitting Journals to Groups is not yet possible. While creating or editing Commissions, the Points-currency conversion is not being calculated properly. (This is just a visual bug; the price of Points is not changing.)

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

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.

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