Site Update: Deviation Page Update

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In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New

Update to the Deviation Page

During the past month, we've been testing a number of changes to deviation pages. As the tests were ongoing, we monitored performance and community feedback, allowing us to make adjustments and improvements along the way. Thanks to such feedback, we've further improved the deviation page and have just released the latest updates sitewide.

Changes include making More From This Artist more prominent, renaming More Like This to More From deviantART and moving it beneath More From This Artist, as well as a visual uplift to the sidebar as a whole.

Share Bigger Artwork on Facebook

When you share deviations, journals, galleries, or Collections on Facebook, the preview images are now bigger than before, to help draw more attention to the art!

Fb2 by danlev

Screen Shot 2013-09-11 at 3.45.17 PM by danlev

(Art featured is Wastwater by newcastlemale)

Please note: This change is gradually being rolled out by Facebook, so it may not be immediately available.

Change Log

  • Gallery Folder icons were not properly aligned for deviants viewing their own gallery, making it difficult to edit one's folders. Fixed by helloandre
  • Some messages in the Group Activity section of the Message Center displayed an "Unable to display membership status" error. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • The "New Folder" button appeared in Gallery subfolders, even though it could not be be used there. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • The arrow menu on messages in the Message Center would sometimes extend off of the page. Fixed by muteor
  • If a deviant created a folder and named it "Featured", that folder would not display. Fixed by DEVlANT / Submit

  • Deleting the last item in a stack wouldn't delete the stack. Fixed by kouiskas
  • On the Submit page, hovercards would display inside the "Select File from" modal. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Long titles would break the layout of when displayed inside modals (such as the "Select File from" modal). Fixed by kouiskas
  • "No Preview" thumbnails would not display properly when displayed inside modals. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When editing a item's title, it was possible to drag and drop images into the edit box, leading to broken-looking titles until the mouse was moved away from that file's thumbnail. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When merging one stack into another stack through's delta API, it was unclear which stack was merged and which stack was kept. Fixed by kouiskas Writer

  • Writer would appear when adding or editing descriptions in, and on the Submit page. Fixed by inazar

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say:
  • Feedback regarding the new Suggestions Forum was generally positive, though some deviants mentioned wanting replies to appear nested.
  • Deviants also mentioned wanting replies on the Suggestions Forum to appear in their Message Center rather than being notified by email.
  • Some deviants would like their online status to only be visible to deviants they have added to their Friends List. Suggested by Whetsit-Tuya


Update to the Deviation Page
What are your thoughts on the updates made to the deviation page? Are there changes in particular that you like best? As we continue to evaluate future options, what ideas would you want to see incorporated on the deviation page?

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ProcrastinatingStill's avatar
I think that the failed to autosave my work,after I clicked back by accident.
MandyLandy62's avatar
Hey, can the Visitors Widget be free for all users? I love knowing who's visiting my page...
ankewehner's avatar
I like that the "more from this artist" block got more weight.

I have a problem, though: When I look at deviations from my watchlist, I keep accidentally faving things. It's because when sharing is enabled, the fields below the bit with the sharing icons is displayed higher, so the Fav button is where in the (previous, sharing enabled) deviations the "Remove from messages" button was.
ArTRefugiuM's avatar
I just lately discovered - you now can also arrange your deviations in the gallery (except in the "all" - overview) however you like by drag & drop :D Thanks dA. I've been waiting for this. Now all we need is an option to delete several deviations at once and a customizable "featured" - page =)
DreamWarrior's avatar
Love the updates. Thank you!
Su5anLee's avatar
I like my deviation page just the way it is, although the Watchers and Friends widgets names should be changed so people can tell who's following me and which people I'm following.
inknalcohol's avatar
You have no idea how much I miss the Favourites button under the deviation.  Or the stats slider thingy.  Can we choose to have the other layout instead of this one? 

o7Mizu's avatar
Something what I don't like is...
... when you have 10 month premium membership and someone gives you 1 month PM it looks at the profile like this person gives you 11 month PM :/
Like "11 Month Premium Membership: Given by [Member]"
Coplins's avatar
One thing has bothered me lately on the deviation page. When you click to remove from stacks on the deviation page the next deviation comes up which is great. But if you don't move your cursor you will accidentally fav stuff if you are not careful as the remove button will jump up if the user hasn't enabled share.
SepticSkeptik's avatar
I like the new look - especially how the group of deviations by the same artist are now above the group of recommended deviations on the right side bar.

One thing I think would still be benificial is the option to delete or at least edit your own comments. There are times when I wish I could reword or just delete a comment because its irrelevant or later seems stupid.

... Or maybe some people regret what they wrote and wish they could take back something they wrote.

...or sometimes your in the middle of a comment
SepticSkeptik's avatar
And you have to reply to continue what you were saying
SepticSkeptik's avatar
Because you accidentally hit the "submit comment" button
JoyfullJuneBug's avatar
I Still LOVE More Like This / More From DeviantART Clap 
Moley-Fox's avatar
The updates look cool... but I think got affected, because when I used to write the description ready to submit, you could see the description well, without the html labels and if you wanted to edit it, it wouldn't have any problem, now as you write it is how it displays showing the labels too and not working the html, and if you click it to edit the descriptions, it gets deleted!
markdennavida's avatar
wow, this is my first time to join Deviantart and I think this is awesome job. 

this is great guys. keep it up
astercrow's avatar
Really excellent updates this time to both deviation pages and facebook link promotion.

Still waiting on the feature that will allow deviants to select their own "More From This Artist" images for the thumbnails the viewer will see.

But otherwise, awesome job. Keep it up.

Been here for 10 years and I still welcome new and wonderful changes as I watch our site adapt and grow. :hug:
StarshineBeast's avatar
We really need a way to update an entire chapter's worth of comic work, rather than a page at a time where everything is scattered around. You could have one page with 50 faves and another with 100 but it doesn't add up to 150 for the entire project.

We also need a way of adding collaborations.
Mulsivaas's avatar
I liked it when the details and buttons were underneath the deviation and the "More works" tables were on the right! :(

Otherwise, updates are looking fantastic :)
Quoththeraven2010's avatar
The remove from messages bar seems too big; the favorite button seems hidden by the size of the remove button

Virus-AC's avatar
This looks good for horizontal work, not for vertical work where it shows the center of the deviation. Bad for portrait where it cut the head!
MandyLandy62's avatar
Can you get the Chatrooms to work on Mobile devices and tablets?
monicahedgie's avatar

it does work, you need a app for it though


MandyLandy62's avatar
Oh, good, cause some of my friends use the mobile version of dA and they can't access the Chatroom...
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