What's Next for Eclipse: Feedback
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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. It’s one of our biggest, most ambitious updates to date, which is why we’ve chosen to open it to Beta Testers as early as we did. Not only do we need Beta Testers’ help locating and squashing those pesky bugs, we want to gain deviants’ feedback, thoughts, and opinions on the current Eclipse experience and what we should include in the future. We’re very proud and excited with the level of collaboration we’ve been able to achieve with the DeviantArt community, and we hope to continue this as we further develop Eclipse.

The Beta version of Eclipse has brought many changes (see them here), with even more in store, including ways to customize and personalize Profiles!

We Hear You!

Since the Beta launch of Eclipse late last year, we’ve received a lot of feedback regarding just that: Feedback. You might have called it a few other names in the past: Feedback, Message Center, Notifications, etc. Let’s establish what Feedback is: it’s comments and replies made on your art, any mentions of you or your art, and correspondence with other deviants and groups. We processed and analyzed your thoughts and opinions on Feedback, and how cumbersome it had become to interact with friends on Eclipse. With that, we’re excited to show you some major updates in the works.

Changes We’re Making Based on Your 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 you’d 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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RedBaccara's avatar
I get problems with my eyes with black background. :( The white background is like a google searching site. :(

What about a third background with green?

Eclipse: black, white and/or green by RedBaccara
minty-999's avatar

lol you ruined the site, at least let us use the old layout you assholes

treystar679X's avatar
treystar679XStudent 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.
SirIvyPink's avatar
SirIvyPinkHobbyist General Artist

Where are the Birthday reminders?

psto1464's avatar
psto1464 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. 
MissMignonne's avatar
MissMignonneStudent 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:
Sh4rkN4d0's avatar
Sh4rkN4d0Professional Traditional Artist
I cannot wait!!
Twimper's avatar
TwimperHobbyist 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!
Badly12's avatar
Badly12Hobbyist Digital Artist
No I FUCKING HATE IT CAN'T YOU SEE THIS WILL DRIVE USERS LIKE MY SELF AWAY
Twimper's avatar
TwimperHobbyist 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.
Nestly's avatar
NestlyHobbyist 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? 
humblehills's avatar
humblehillsHobbyist Artist

Hi nestly

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 :)

inkyyz's avatar
inkyyzHobbyist 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.
Twimper's avatar
TwimperHobbyist General Artist
+1 to that. personally, I think the current DA layout is one of the best.
LilSillyLily's avatar
LilSillyLilyHobbyist Digital Artist
they are workin on it
Torro-Torro's avatar
Torro-TorroHobbyist 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!
Twimper's avatar
TwimperHobbyist General Artist
Yeah cus everyone knows artist draw on iPhone, not on computers / laptops with tablets. >_<
eawrsjijiuhygtfrty's avatar
eawrsjijiuhygtfrtyHobbyist General Artist
Don't make this change.
Twimper's avatar
TwimperHobbyist General Artist
+1 to that!
Forcedlactationlover's avatar
ForcedlactationloverHobbyist 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. 
Fairloke's avatar
FairlokeProfessional 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.
ChocolateQuill's avatar

Agree!! Keep DA the way it is and just...make little changes that ENHANCE user experience!!

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