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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. Weve 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 youre 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, its clear there are certain areas of Eclipse that are leaps and bounds ahead of the green site. Its 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. Were 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.
  • Were also in the process of exploring other ways you can customize your Profile.
  • Well be sharing tips and varied examples of ways you can really customize Profiles. In the meantime, heres one example of how @katy-l-wood is testing Eclipses 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.
  • Wed 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 wont be complete for many months. Well 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, weve seen concerns about Feedback needing improvement as a whole.
    • For example, deviants report its cumbersome to remove notifications and its hard to remove notifications in bulk. Well 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.
    • Were 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 didnt make it into the Beta version of Eclipse, its 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 isnt a complete list. It represents our first step at addressing some of your top concerns and well 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 whove produced really thorough Eclipse reviews:

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


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DasGhul Featured By Owner 4 days ago   General Artist
"thanks for your feedback, we're not listening!"
www.deviantart.com/pendragon-a… :salute:
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Kinda funny that we can’t report Eclipse bugs, or make requests on things we’d like to see in Eclipse without actually using Eclipse.
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LilySweetySnek Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually you don't have to. contact.deviantartsupport.com/…
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Somebody brought that to my attention already, and it's something I've been using to report spam and porn. It's something I'll be able to remember more easily! :ahoy
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MoonTea99 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mean to be cruel, but removing custom boxes on profiles even for core makes core essentially useless, meaning YOU WILL LOSE MONEY 
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IntestineBowties Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Litearlly nobody likes Eclipse and you guys are ignoring it and thats a terrible business practice. You're literally ignoring your customers. 

I got a note about my review and they literally asked me about ONE thing mentioned and THAT thing isnt even fixed (and you didnt even actually pay attention to it) 

you've RUINED your website, this was supposed to be Deviantart not artstation. Nobody wants it to be artstation. You're taking away our individuality, the quality of pixel icons, the ability to customize our profile how WE WANT IT (really that one tiny custom box?? really?? thats your BIG customization feature? REALLY? 

Also Eclipse is SUPER SLOW, it barely runs, and I have a big computer and good internet so it is not me. 

LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS. 
Nobody likes this. 
Nobody, staff is dooming the website. 
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Skipaaz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2019
people have said that they do not like eclipse
dont add it PLEASE!
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MonocerosArts Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Will journals made in Eclipse be available for mobiles and non-Ecplise-users to view?
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axelfirekirby Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
hey uh.. nobody likes this
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Skipaaz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2019
ikr
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Dust-Rider Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The one thing I REALLY dislike about Eclipse is the watered down statistics. The statistics in Eclipse, compared to the current version, are close to useless. I use the statistics page continually to judge how well my work is being viewed/accepted, and is one of the reasons DA has become my main Gallery. I'm not into social sites, and I don't share my work with anyone in real life except for my wife, so the detailed statistics here are fantastic for me. I can see how people respond to my work, and the statistics help me to identify which groups I should use for different genres. If the valuable information is no longer available in Eclipse, I may have to look else where (again) for a site to make my main gallery (I don't know if there is another one that has detailed statistics, but I will look for an alternative). It was the big website change the removed functionality from the galleries at Renderosity that brought me here. Please continue the detailed statistics with Eclipse!

I'm sure I could get used to most of the other differences with Eclipse. In fact, some things I do like a it better, but I don't do a lot of customization, so that may be a big influence on my general ambivalence. I've been in the IT/Technology field for 35 years, so I'm used to the inevitable changes associated with it. But the loss of detailed statistics is a huge negative for me. In fact, I expected that the statistics would have be better, not worse.
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DustyDoesArt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  Student Filmographer
Heya. For some reason, Eclipse has a 15kb cap on uploading files for avatar pics, even though it has no problem showing avatars uploaded from the old site (which are way over the 15kb limit). This means that I have to switch back to the old site every time I want to change my avatar (cause I don't think I have a single image file that's 15kb and under).
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anomallie Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering why the heck my icon was showing up everywhere except my profile. Good job figuring out a work around. Hopefully they fix this soon.
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reformity Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
a few things so far:
+ i can now access my profile through Eclipse (whereas in my first comment with my thoughts on eclipse, it didnt work)
+ it is a little weird navigating certain areas cause everything has basically been ENLARGED
+ the thumbnails for journals at the top, once youre already IN said journal, is really obnoxious looking if you dont have a proper thumbnail :/ basically that whole section at the top of a journal when youre reading it should just not be there. keep the journals normal.
+ i do wanna request the Hide Comment feature to be brought to Eclipse. sometimes i wanna remove a bad comment, sometimes i just wanna hide a nice comment that just happens to clutter my page. Removing isnt the only answer :/
+ as much as i appreciate being able to add a custom box, thats just it. A custom box. Not multiple and not even in different sections. ya gotta basically improvise a bit with the Spotlight widget like Katy-L-Wood did
+ is making polls really free for everyone to do now? because i cant :/
these are just some of my thoughts so far and idk if any of these things are just cause im a non core user. oh well
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reformity Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
2 more things:
+ in the About page for deviants, why is everything aligned on the right side of the entire page instead of under the person's username, where it would make more sense? seriously, move at least the bio itself under the username
+ idk if this goes towards anywhere on deviantart but when i wanna fix or edit a comment of mine, the (. . .) button doesnt do anything. a little white spec appears with no options. is that just on certain pages or can we not edit our comments? :/
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reformity Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
ok figured out the poll thing. really weird place to have the option tho but okay
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axris Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2019  Student General Artist
Over 4,000 deviants have already tried Eclipse and many have shared their invaluable and much-appreciated feedback. We’ve received ... 407 bug reports,

Weird way of phrasing "1 in 10 of people using our shitty new system found and reported bugs with it". Also majority of the comments are saying they don't want Eclipse. "Invaluable" in your case must mean the opposite of valuable. What's the fucking point in asking for the community's opinion if you're just going to ignore most of them?
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Rick-4F Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
When are you planning to implement a CSS that detects desktops and conform that non-mobile format adjusts the current terrible look on desktops so browsing and using DA on Eclipse becomes fun again?

Comparisson Shot Oldvsnew by Rick-4F  
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BlessedBlossom1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019  Student General Artist
I think most people don't really want Eclipse. You might want to rethink your... uh.... thoughts. 
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ChoonLasty-Ghost Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haven't you heard everybody? People do NOT want Eclipse at all. You have not listened to the users and that is the main reason why you have been receiving so many negative reviews almost everywhere. You are not the same as years ago. You need to change if you don't want the site to be ruined forever.

This was a COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY plan, and many are hating it because of that.
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UltimateFanOfRoblox Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019
don't word it as just "You need to change" because you're gonna give them bad ideas
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LittleParade Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Are polls free to create even without core now? I noticed I could create one, but I wasn't sure if it was a temporary feature. It'd be amazing if everyone can conduct polls!
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humblehills Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
In Eclipse, polls are available to all deviants! Core and non-Core!
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KatrinaTheDragon93 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would appreciate if the comments on profile pages, Comments, journals, etc would have a delete or remove button were the comment is removed and not under [ hidden comments ] it really makes things messy on profile pages etc.
Also Manage storage is gone, so people wont be able to store there work away. I found it hard to make a new folder in my gallery whist using eclipse maybe try fixing it. nobody can code or use the HTML on there profile anymore please bring that back.
But on the other hand i love the dark theme, the llama loading on the page is cute, the idea of the cover on the top of the profile is creative, the fact you can love a comment is nice, neat and easy way to respond instead of a comment.
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Heidi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019
Hi, KatrinaTheDragon93.

Thank you for your feedback and suggestions.  I appreciate that you've taken the time to share your thoughts.

In regards to Manage Deviations, you can still access things that have been stored by visiting the URL directly: www.deviantart.com/managedevia…

Again, thank you!

~Heidi
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Luspear-Soram Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
I like the new look of Eclipse. I like the black version. I am still in the process of getting used to it. I have found that the edit button doesn't work in Stash. I would appreciate it if someone fixes it.
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AltaredFox Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Professional Photographer
I like a lot of things going on with Eclipse, but there is so much missing that I'm getting confused when I want to do something, even something basic like checking on my group. My biggest complaint though is the fact that you say you're focusing on art more, yet when you go to a piece of art it is SO small! I know you can click on it to make it bigger, but it's annoying when I want to easily look between what the artist had to say and the artwork. It's also so hard to see all the detail at once if it's either super small or super big. We need that in between size from the green version of the site.
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115spartan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
can we have an option to stay with old layout please? I tried it and i don't really like eclipse very much, Please Keep an Option for people who are not a fan of eclipse :pray:
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turon-marcano Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
Hey, anyway to add favourites easier on eclipse? 
I really like the drag and drop actual dA
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RemixWesker Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good day. I want to speak about the new Eclipse.
I like the fact that the design is now dark. And I like the fact that you can add a cover.
But these are all advantages. I sit in many social networks - and this update made deviant art uncomfortable. I have never suffered from the fact that it is difficult for me to navigate in a new space. But here everything is just jumbled! Needed tools not at hand. There is no possibility to place important information on the main page. What the hell are watchers and communities for? This is MY page, and I want to write about ME, and about my works.
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33162k Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
Eclipse is ugly and non-user friendly.
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kleinerteddy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
:bounce: cool new eclipse ..
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Loki-Icon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eclipse please fix the icon size they are all too big and i would like to change the scroll icons and move them to one side if this is an update it's more like a down grade the top pic 1600x800px dose not work right you lose loads of your pic.
over all i think it needs loads of work why have a pen and edit when they do the same thing I would like to be able to edit more. sorry 2 out of 10
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Loki-Icon Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where are my Friends Icons i have to lots of watching and watchers ? and why do i have to have there user names just icons is good its like the group icons are to Big and all my pic icons are to big it looks a mess please try to fix it .
and where is random as in pic in folders gone
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KagomeKageThief Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I really hope DA just makes Eclipse an option... DA is perfect the way it is, Eclipse doesn't need to be forced on us!
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VetorHuskySamuria Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Make this whole thing optional please. I really don't to deal with this new thing you're doing. And please listen to your fan base. If they don't like it, don't force them to do it. 
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cgirl294 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, you say "focus on the art" but based on what you have done and whose opinions you seem to be listening to, I hear "focus on the art*" AKA "focus on the money" *only focus on art that makes money or gets popular enough or by famous enough artists
I have been on this site for 13 years and I am not popular, which is about 70-80% on me since I have done relatively little to advertise or network. However, on the old site I felt more supported in where my artistic journey led me. Eclipse gives me the feeling you care mostly about professionals and those trying to be pro, not hobbyists. No, my hobby is not as serious in that I do not do it for the money, but that simply means everything I do is motivated by a love for and appreciation of art, not by any selfish or money driven reasons. Don't underestimate how many of us use this site for fun.
Eclipse takes out about 40% of the fun aspect for me. It is harder to find stuff, not more intuitive.
I have extreme problems with white text on a black background. It is significantly harder to read. Also, the green highlighting literally makes me nauseous!! EDIT: Okay, so you can apparently make it day or night themed, but the day theme has its own issues. Again, the green highlighting makes me feel sick to my stomach
It seems like the Eclipse version of the website is trying to be more like the mobile app by losing some features the full website has. I'm also super confused why people are not addressing the real issue:
Does DeviantArt want to use the feedback they get or not?
Cause if they do, why are they planning to force the eclipse on us? (I know at the moment it is optional but it feels like this will eventually become the only version, which sucks.)
And if Eclipse is going to remain an optional way to view the site, great, stop freaking out people.
I think there are probably some who prefer Eclipse but for me, it causes problems. There are several things about it that make it harder to customize and I dislike the mishandling of the "about" section. It also frustrates me that after working and perfecting my page order on the regular site, some of the same options are not available on Eclipse. Overall, the site seems to load slower too.
If they would give an option for white on black OR black on white, I would probably learn to adjust to most of the other changes, but this ridiculous, eye straining color palette is dumb. Also consider that if you're emphasize is supposedly on the art, why would you change the background color so drastically with the only option of switching being going back to the old site? Some artists design their pieces to look best on the normal background color that has been on the site for years. Plus, you know, most places with "night vision" or inverse coloring like this it is an option, not a requirement.
why get rid of custom boxes? like, seriously....
I've been using this site since 2006, so I don't want to just quit and leave but I will be carefully monitoring the situation because if you are not going to seriously consider all user input (and have it impact important parts of the site), then I will not be considering your site anymore for my art. I know you cannot please everyone, but it sounds like Eclipse really was not reading to be beta tested yet...
Look, I know the site needs updating. I get it, but at what price?
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Jadel-art Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019
I don't really like it.

The design is not that bad, even if I find it too agressive for the eyes, but I think the pieces of arts are a great size.
That's the only great comment I have. 

It's hard to navigate, and realllllllly slow. 
The watch page is really confusing and it take an eternity to remove the pieces. 
The about page... oh my god... you missed the point here. When I go on a page I want to see everything in one look. 
I don't want to click somewhere to see only a part of it. 
There's no more shortcut to find people you follow and easily see their page... 
Or may be i just didn't find it yet ? Who knows ? It take me so many times to figure it out everything. 

There's potential... but there's also a lot of work to do to make it fun to use. 
I'll stay with the old version as mush as I can 
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Nine-Tailed-Fox Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2019  Professional Artist
It honestly makes me eyes hurt (literally).  I was trying to read through the comments here with it on, and I had to stop because it started giving me a migraine.
Off the bat though, I really don't like it because I have spent YEARS making my page what it is - my edited journal skin, my arrangement of my art, the links and images throughout my featured artworks, the way I display my watchers, friends, groups I'm in...EVERYTHING.  You say it's about the art, but to me DeviantArt ISN'T just about the art.  It's probably the most social website I visit everyday, and I feel like this will just make people not read my journals or look at my other non-art aspects more.

I really hope that for ONCE you listen to your community that would like the option to keep it the way it is.  I've been here for 13 years and multiple website changes, and while I had issues with some of the past ones they were at least similar enough that they were easy to incorporate.  But this...doesn't feel like DeviantArt at all.  I know it'll probably be like every other time though - we'll fall on deaf ears and it'll get changed, whether we like it or not.  But this is a change that will be hard to stick out because it's just too much at once.
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LyricalLark Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist
I wish when you're on a deviation page the image was bigger already. It's so small... vertical images don't even take up a quarter of the screen. And then when I click on it to fullview, it's too big and I can't see all of the image at once in my monitor. :(
The new "About" on profiles is terrible on how you have to click on it to see all, and even when youclick on it and go on another page, it still only takes up the right half of the screen (what's the point?)
What happened to all the custom boxes? At least we can put gifs on again like the lost webcam widget, but what about the "Friends" widget? Or "Journals?":(
The watch page is a bit confusing to look at. I wish all the thumbnails in the watch page wouldn't take up so much of the screen.
It's difficult to find a lot of the old features... I hope you don't remove important features like our Favorites gallery, Journals, About, and totally customized pages with icons and html.
I'm not sure how I feel about the font size of comments and how the comments only reside on the left or right of the screen and don't go that far out. But maybe I need to just get used to it
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I like the new black background mainly. I also like how if you don't like the black, you have an option to change to white. I also like the header art, and the new homepage's even larger thumbnails.
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Irken-Pony1117 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you do an option thing, pretty much like how it is now (with the option to change between current and new)
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Wasp-Sting56 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019
Please make it an option to keep the current design.
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D-ElaineDezso Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Unpopular opinion, I guess, but I really like the new Eclipse! Only thing I actually don't like is how the About section is on an entirely different page and there's only a preview of it on a person's Home page. That's usually the first thing I gravitate toward when I'm checking out someone's page, so it's kind of annoying that I have to click on it to actually view it. Otherwise, I really love it!
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LyricalLark Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist
I have to agree with all that you said. The new "About" section is very annoying that it's so small and hidden. Even when you click on it and go on another page, it still only takes up the right half of the screen (what's the point?) Everything else about Eclipse... hmm it'll take awhile to get used to, but I think it might be a change for the better mainly because I dig the black background and modernized look. I still have barely tested it though (literally just switched 10 minutes ago) so I can't comment on the functionality (besides the profile pages)...
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ZuZiDrawsStuff Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you please make it optional? I really want to keep the old design, it's much less confusing than Eclipse
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Master852 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist
I understand that this is more about the art than anything else, but I still find it a little confusing. It took me at least five minutes just to figure out how to access my Sta.sh. My opinion of Eclipse is... it has potential, but it needs some fine tuning to make it a little more navigable.
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KatrinaTheDragon93 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also i want to bring up is the "comments" some deviants don't like there profile page and art work full of comments, maybe a delete option were they can remove a comment instead of it saying "comment hidden" would be a good idea... me myself don't like a profile page full of junk... especially when some deviants have been a troll or comment inappropriate stuff about my work and all i see is a hidden comments down my comments list. that would be a great idea for us to use to make our page more clean.
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TheEightyFith Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
While I appreciate being chosen to see the new beta...suddenly i'm very much so not excited for eclipse. "Focus on the art" ? I have all my content in custom boxes because there I can make something really eye catching and pretty. I own multiple Discord servers and the best and most aesthetic way to link to them is via a hand-made button with a link. Thats gone now though, Oh, also that gay flag widget from 2017 is gone too... seriously?! I'm ONLY paying for my Core membership because of the custom widgets I get for my profile and on groups!! No ads? You do realize adblock exists right?! Even the journal widget is gone, everything is gone! >:C
If this is going to be the future of Deviant Art you can kiss my loyal membership money goodbye. Disgusting. Almost as bad as Fallout 76. Removing features is never a bloody good thing DA, especially when your entire premium service is based on those now missing features >:C
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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 grantsa 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 its 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"Emmys 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 didnt 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 were 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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dA News by SlytherclawPadawan

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 well be further discussing how youll be able to customize and personalize your profile in Eclipse. Weve been gathering and sorting your feedback, including the top ways you use Custom Box, and well be reviewing it in these brainstorm sessions. We will have more to share soon!

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

Heres this weeks 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 Im 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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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 whats in store for 2019.

As a reminder, were 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 wont 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: 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

Journals by JassysART

Eclipse Change Log: April 11, 2019In this weeks 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 weve 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 formHavent received access to Eclipse yet? Join our waitlist today! Eclipse is steadily rolling out to deviants, so wed love for you to start exploring the next phase of DeviantArt!
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 weeks change log, were 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, youre 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 weve 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
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, well 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.

Weve 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 were currently looking into the issues that youve 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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Eclipse by CapnDeek373

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 cant wait to dive into this years updates and fixes!

Before we get into this weeks change log, wed 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 weeks 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 deviants avatar using the Insert Emote button. (Popular request!)The top navigation bar now has a light theme!You can now search for a specific artists 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 WatchAdjusted 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 pools meter displayed as full when they were empty (0/0).

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Eclipse Change Log: April 3, 2019In this weeks 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, weve reduced thumbnails 75% of their original size. Were 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 weve 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 formHavent received access to Eclipse yet? Join our waitlist today! Eclipse is steadily rolling out to deviants, so wed love for you to start exploring the next phase of DeviantArt!

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Eclipse Change Log: March 27, 2019In this weeks change log, were 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 theyve 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 havent added one yet.Improved performance of browse and search pages.In addition to these updates and bug fixes are smaller improvements weve 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!Havent received access to Eclipse yet? Join our waitlist today! Eclipse is steadily rolling out to deviants, so wed love for you to start exploring the next phase of DeviantArt!
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 Groups 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 comments 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: FeedbackLate last year, we released the beta version of DeviantArt Eclipse a redesign that puts more emphasis on artists and their art. Its one of our biggest, most ambitious updates to date, which is why weve 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. Were very proud and excited with the level of collaboration weve 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, weve 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. Lets establish what Feedback is: its 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, were excited to show you some major updates in the works.Changes Were 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 youd 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!...
BETA TEST: DeviantArt Eclipse


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

The time has finally come: were 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 its 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 Whats New

We cant 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 youve 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 youd 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 wed 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!Its 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.

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. Its where we go to discover whats new amongst who we follow, and get inspired by things were 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. Weve decided to make the Watch page dedicated solely to Watch so youll no longer see the tabs for Watch, Feedback, and Notes. As soon as youre on Watch, itll be just that everyone and everything you watch! Here are some related updates well be introducing to you all soon:New NavigationNo more multi-clicks or dropdowns to get to the content you want to see. Youll 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 youre there! (Cameo appearances from: @ekud, @cochalita, @aenea-jones, @samanthadoodles, @cassielink, @tanyasimpson, & @mrs-durden!)Multi-Remove & Multi-SaveA popular request from Beta Testers! Weve 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!


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