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Late 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 Feedback

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New Navigation
You 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.
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One-Click Remove
A popular request from several Beta Testers! With one, easy click of a mouse you can tidy up Feedback to your exact liking.
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Multi-Remove & Multi-Save
Enjoy 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 Eclipse
  • Click your avatar
  • Select "Give Your Feedback" to access our official form
Special shoutout to the DeviantArt staff involved with these major Feedback updates:
Be kind and show them some love :heart: or ask them a question if you have any! :happybounce:

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:iconminty-999:
minty-999 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
lol you ruined the site, at least let us use the old layout you assholes
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treystar679X Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Student General Artist
I currently only have an iphone 5S, and I'm not able see an eclipse toggle on the mobile browser.  Where is it?

And if you want my thoughts for eclipse, PLEASE just at least keep the old format, and don't discontinue it.  Just allow everyone to switch between normal and old as they please.
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SirIvyPink Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Where are the Birthday reminders?
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psto1464 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019   Writer
A tutorial would be nice. Another website changed it's layout on me awhile back, but they gave me this tutorial. Saying hey we changed this, now here's how you find / use it. It came up once, and walked me though everything. Which helped out a lot. Maybe this option or a similar one would help people navigate the new system with less frustration?

I know there is a how to eclipse list, or whatever they called it; that you can look up how to do things. That is a pain, if you can find it, and sometimes a video or click though tutorial is handy. Especially for those who learn better seeing things in action. Just a thought. Not sure how realistic it would be to do though. 
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MissMignonne Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I'm not excited for this at all. I really don't wanna leave, but if this happens I might have to. :iconotlplz:
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:iconimaranx:
Imaranx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
I cannot wait!!
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:icontwimper:
Twimper Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
you're clearly not listening to feedback, if you where eclipse would have already been scrapped!

you basically taking a good website and turning it into a terrible social media app!
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:iconbadly12:
Badly12 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No I FUCKING HATE IT CAN'T YOU SEE THIS WILL DRIVE USERS LIKE MY SELF AWAY
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Twimper Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
100% agree, subbing won't be worth it!
hopefully, someone on DA is smart enough to to make a new art sharing web sight as there will be lots of people looking for a new art home.
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Nestly Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yaaaaaaaaay! I'm so happy to see an easier click around! 

I went to test it out myself, but I still have the old version. No (x) to close out comments. 

Do the updates just take a little bit to circulate to every member? 
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:iconhumblehills:
humblehills Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
They haven't been implemented just yet. Make sure to check @danlev 's change logs journals (they are usually posted every Wednesday) as that'll announce what bug fixes/new updates have been implemented :)
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:iconinkyyz:
inkyyz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when we asked for you guys to fix the problems with deviantarts layout we didn't mean this. Listen to your users staff.
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:icontwimper:
Twimper Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
+1 to that. personally, I think the current DA layout is one of the best.
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:iconlilysweetysnek:
LilySweetySnek Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they are workin on it
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Torro-Torro Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stop trying to make every single bloody thing sutible for phone s and shit for PC. I can guarantee almost all your users upload from their PCs not their phones!
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Twimper Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah cus everyone knows artist draw on iPhone, not on computers / laptops with tablets. >_<
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Angel-Tigercloud Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
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eawrsjijiuhygtfrty Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't make this change.
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Twimper Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
+1 to that!
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Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
There's another problem with the Eclipse idea and method. There may not be many of us, but some simply don't have a phone smart enough to use, let alone need, something geared only that way. I'll guarantee that there are more PC users than phone alone users. (That a combination of the two  might be most common doesn't change the ongoing need for a PC friendly method.) From what I've read casually, many who post via phone also post via PC or laptop. Don't neglect the importance of their non-phone work.
From what I've seen, there's still a lot of bugs in the PC/laptop setups. Adding another buggy method won't improve matters any, as it reduces concentration on a proven platform, as there'd be at least two distractions to divide de-buggers' attentions. 
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Fairloke Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Professional Filmographer
Current deviantART has the most user-friendly and comfortable notification system I've ever seen in any site. Youtube and Facebook's notification systems cannot be compared to this. Everything is well organized and categorized. The +Watch should not be separated from the feedback, not even in different tabs. This discourages the user from actually checking the +Watch list. The new notifications system has been one of the biggest problems that Eclipse has been having so far. The feedback messages are now clustered, all mixed together (replies, new comments, favorites, watches etc) resulting in the whole thing being a total mess not to mention how big and hard on the eyes everything is. What is the purpose of changing a well-functioning part about the site and turning it into something completely different that is not even user-friendly? The Bell resembles Youtube's notification system and it adds too many extra clicks in the process of viewing the notifications. The live feedback that appears on the left side of the screen is very useful and it shows notifications while the user browses the site. That was one of the most positive updates back then. A very common request that I see from the community is that the notifications system needs to stay the way it is and only be updated with the new colors if possible. 

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

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

What made DeviantART so unique is that unlike Facebook, people here are productive. They make art and they share it with the world whether it's a hobby or a profession. This community belongs to the artists. There is no sense in conforming an ART site to favor the people who use it simply as a social media platform rather than what it was actually made for.
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ChocolateQuill Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019
Agree!! Keep DA the way it is and just...make little changes that ENHANCE user experience!!
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:icontwimper:
Twimper Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Couldn't agree with you more!
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Fairloke Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019  Professional Filmographer
:aww:
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:iconinkyyz:
inkyyz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is using deviantart eclipse going to be mandatory or will we actually get an option to stick to the normal version ?
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LilySweetySnek Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Killgara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
To me, it basically just looks like the DV app.
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:iconfiskki:
FISKKI Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Student Digital Artist
will there be a way to make the interface smaller? notifications taking up the whole screen like that feels like it works best on mobile devices and smaller size laptops, but for big screens it's quite jarring
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:icontwimper:
Twimper Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah so much dead space, makes it look cluttered without a reason.
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:iconalisenokmice:
Alisenokmice Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
  the same question т.т 
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Snow-Body Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shoutout to DA for actually taking their time with eclipse and bug fixes and
listening more to its users unlike a certain other website *coughs* tumblr,
which currently burns the eyes of its users with its new colour palette |D 
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Ruz18 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 31, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will this include in the mobile app? As of a few years, the app's push notifications ceased to function. Hoping that bringing Eclipse update to the app will help resolve the issue and more functions to come with it.
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The current Eclipse is still having issues randomly NOT deleting deviations from my watch feed.  Doesn't matter if I refresh, doesn't matter if I log out and back in, they hang there... when I click all and check them and then remove it goes away for about ten seconds and then pops back up again.  The only way I can remove them is to go to the old version (which wasn't available this morning btw) and delete them that way.

I am very much looking forward to the new proposed fixes hoping the above issue and the clunkiness of cleaning up faves/comments/notes goes bye bye with the change.

I am also hoping that you will incorporate a previous suggestion of allowing us to delete a deviation while viewing it.  Going back to my watch page each time I want to delete a deviation from my watch list is frustrating to say the least!

I will be looking for your next announcement before switching back to eclipse again to see how the new functionality works. 

Thanks for listening!
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Dodu0 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
While using Eclipse, some emojis DONT work.
:eclipse: being one of them
Sometimes I also CANNOT delete an icon, I hit the space bar once, then hit the delete button and it just does not work.
Also, it says we can now navigate easier, but when I click the bell icon I don't have any navigational options? The old layout seems MUCH easier in regards to notifications, seeing as I can't even see any journals or polls/status updates from people I watch in the notifications area while using Eclipse. I KNOW it can be found in the Watch section but it just seemed a lot easier in the old layout? ^^;
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Rexodus-Reloaded Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've tried using eclipse and to be frank, I'm not really a fan. 

Like some people have said, it seems too mobile-like for a website that many of us primarily use on pc. This is the same issue windows 8 had, amongst some others, it would be great on a tablet or phone but will drive many pc users away. 

Another thing are the colours; i'm probably not the only one but the dark backgrounds with white text really just made my eyes strain. Whilst this does help users see the artwork better, for people who are sensitive to colours, which most artists are, this is just a bad combination. 

I know you guys are trying your best, and I really hope you can sort it out, but maybe there should always be an option for people, maybe even core members, to use the old site when eclipse comes out, that would be something I'd willingly pay for. 
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:iconjassysart:
JassysART Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Professional Interface Designer
I am still beta tester, but in the navi I can´t see eclipse anymore
what´s happend???
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:iconhumblehills:
humblehills Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Not entirely sure what you're experiencing. Can you clarify?
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:iconjassysart:
JassysART Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Professional Interface Designer
till yesterday it was there and possible for me to switch between the both versions, since today not
see here on my screenshot
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:iconhumblehills:
humblehills Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. This issue has been resolved. Please let me know if you are still unable to access the switcher between the old site and Eclipse. Thanks again!
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:iconjassysart:
JassysART Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Professional Interface Designer
most welcome it´s working well again, thanks
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RJAce1014 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is why a smart talented artist with lots of gallery make their own website. Deviantart is great for show and boost your popularity but it isn't something you can use to help you out in return like revenues. I think artist will get more excellence on patreon but having a website is really the best thing or choice you could ever wish for you and your art. You have your own personal bios, personal header, and even your ads for your own art and upcoming art. Deviantart is limited and now with this eclipse thing, they're taking out those custom windows on your frontpage that for me represents your own art but make it look like MangaBullet style.

I'm not saying leave deviantart, I'm saying that having your own website, your worry regarding this changes wouldn't even matter.
(I'm a hobbyist but I can't afford website.....) It's your fault if you can't afford it. You're doing art for free? When you're good at something, never ever do it for free. That's the lesson I learned in my years of free art for people who never did me anything in return.

Peace!

RJ
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HydraFox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its bad af
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ButterscotchFever Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Preach
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kuublack Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Student General Artist
it's too blown up, like it was made for mobile or an ipad
this is not a desktop site, at all
it looks pretty bad on a huge monitor
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Amura-Of-Jupiter Featured By Owner Edited Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Can we please not have correspondence mixed in with "all" or have it's own section like before?
I submit into 30 groups per image I make, correspondence overwhelms everything else on my feedback page and I can't close them.


I basically can't use "all" because of the correspondence stuff. 
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humblehills Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
There is a filter on the Feedback navigation specific to Correspondence (see gif featured in the journal).
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:iconamura-of-jupiter:
Amura-Of-Jupiter Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for responding, though I think there is a misunderstanding on either my or your part.
Unless I'm not seeing something/misunderstanding it still appears to be in the "all" section though? Unless you're referring to the group by type?

What I meant was, it would be nice if the correspondence is not only in it's own category but also separated away from the "all" section. 
For example what I'm hoping for is like what it is currently on the old site, or something similar. That correspondence isn't visible at all on the feedback page and instead has a completely different location for group messages. 

I.E 
www.deviantart.com/notificatio… VS www.deviantart.com/notificatio…
If anything, just the separation of these two in some fashion would be heavily appreciated. It's basically my last major stressor about the new site. 
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:iconhumblehills:
humblehills Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the clarification. I understand what you are referring to now. Group correspondence will not be included in the Feedback navigation filters. To access your Group feedback, you would click on the dropdown carrot to access each Group's feedback. Does that make sense? Thanks!
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Amura-Of-Jupiter Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Oh goodness sorry to bother you again ^^; but Just to triple confirm

So you're saying lets say I submit my bird art to 15 bird groups.
The correspondence or messages stating I submitted it to that group and is pending review will *not* be in the "All" area and will be somewhere else? 


I know coding like this is really difficult to explain through text haha I wish I had some intel on the terminology to communicate a bit better. 
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:iconhumblehills: More from humblehills

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!
What's Next for Eclipse: Profile PersonalizationAs we continue to navigate the development and beta testing processes of DeviantArt Eclipse, we want to keep you all in the loop of some exciting upcoming updates! Here are some of the ways youll be able to spruce up your Profile: Spotlight SectionA highly requested feature based on your direct feedback! Promote your favorite deviations, whether its an image or Literature youre especially proud of. Put the focus on your Spotlight so that deviants get a more immediate impression of your art and style. All deviants can include up to 5 Spotlight sections on their Profiles!Profile BiosAny text from your Deviant IDs on the old site can now be edited in Eclipse! What are you waiting for? Click on the edit pencil to add some words, sprinkle in some emotes, and embed images as you enter the new phase of Eclipse! Please note: only text has been migrated. Deviations or emotes will need to be added. HTML is currently not supported. Final design has not been implemented yet, so UI may change.(Cameo appearance of Nyan Cat by @agraffkowa)Custom BoxesAs mentioned in @danlev's previous change log, we will be introducing Custom Boxes to Eclipse and sharing updates very soon! We can't wait to see the ways you showcase your individuality and unique traits. Share with us in the comments how youve added personal touches to your Profile in Eclipse! 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 @artbitSend em a thank you, a whats up, or a cool emote!...
What's Next for Eclipse: LiteratureOne of the best things about DeviantArt is the incredible communities that have organically grown and supported one another throughout the site. A community that continues to grow in its artistry and passion is the Literature community. It's been hugely important for us to develop Eclipse with the Literature community in mind, and to shine a spotlight on both the writers and readers. There's still a lot we want to do to expand Literature on DeviantArt, but here are some updates we've made, and will be making, in Eclipse:Literature EditorOur new Literature editor provides an expanded and easier experience. You can now bold, italicize, underline text without HTML knowledge, and you can even add corresponding visual imagery or link YouTube videos. Literature ThumbnailsBased on your feedback, Literature thumbnails now include a preview of text so that deviants can get a sneak peek at what words lie in store! We'll also be further adjusting the look of the thumbnails by dimming the opacity of the letter to make it less distracting. Read more about it in one of our past change logs here.Literature Improvements (Coming Soon!)It is vital for text to be visible above the fold so that your art gets the spotlight it deserves, just like visual deviations. Literature text is fully open to be appreciated as a whole, and we also made sure the actions are visible at both the top and bottom of each Literature deviation. This way some deviants can fave and save for later, while others can read through the deviation, and then fave, comment, share after they've finished. The choice is yours! Thank you to the Literature community for being so open and vigilant with their feedback. We want to keep building and strengthening your Eclipse experience. Upcoming updates will be announced in @danlev weekly change logs as soon as they are live. Share with us in the comments how you'll be writing and/or reading Literature in Eclipse!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: @tomisagirl @danlev @ruthygi @yumeruby @macrebisz-art @starvingartist @kojik1010 @vkaliuzh @slytype @nishnushtlv @chenarbel @thedatadoctor @pgorniak @raincoastchris @luydaFeel free to mention us if you have Literature-related questions, comments, or want to know our favorite flavor of ice cream!...

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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 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: 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: 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 from DA-staff by Monique-Lestrange

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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Journals by JassysART

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: 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: 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!
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
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 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!
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. 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:

Re: Eclipse by @rotane Eclipse by @katy-l-wood Review of Eclipse + Suggestions @nominee84 @senshistocks video and documentEclipse Glimpse and Thoughts by @lexidus @taitrochelles 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, weve filed numerous bugs and our developers are working on them continually.

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.)

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