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.
Update to deviantART Mobile
In October, we launched the new mobile site to everyone, and while we stand by its design and functionality, we received valid statements regarding older devices not being compatible with the new layout. With this in mind, we've brought back the old mobile site for older devices, with the option to switch to one or the other depending on your preference.
For said devices, a banner will appear on the main deviantART page that says, "Touch here to switch to deviantART's legacy mobile site," which will reload the page with the old mobile layout if tapped. If you would like to return to the new mobile layout, you can do so by tapping the Menu button and selecting "Switch to New Mobile Layout" from there.
Please note: while we are bringing the old mobile site back for these devices, it is a legacy version of the mobile site, meaning that we will not provide updates to this layout, and technical support will be limited.
Proposed Changes to the Anthro Gallery
KovoWolf is heading up potential changes to the category structure of the Anthro gallery, and your feedback would help shape changes made in the future.
- A horizontal scrollbar was present in Firefox for some users at a narrow browser resolution. Fixed by yury-n
- There were some errors encountered when purchasing discounted items with deviantART Points, if the buyer didn't have enough Points before the discount was applied to the total. Fixed by yury-n
- There were some delays in processing thumbnails for newly submitted deviations, as well as sending deviantWATCH messages. The backlog was quickly processed. Fixed by chris
- More Like This was briefly unavailable. Fixed by chris
Sta.sh / New Submit
- Some deviations stated they were submitted from Sta.sh when they weren't. Fixed by samshull
- Items in Sta.sh now display which app they were submitted from. Fixed by adahacker
- Logging into Sta.sh in Safari would sometimes fail and display an incorrect error message. Fixed by adahacker
- Pressing escape would exit both the deviation and the stack, for fast browsers. Fixed by kouiskas
- The description box wouldn't expand when content was pasted in. Fixed by samshull
- When submitting a deviation to both Scraps and Groups, the deviation would go to the Groups but not to Scraps. Fixed by kouiskas
- Deviants were unable to set preview images for ZIP files. Fixed by adahacker
- When submitting text, the page would always trigger a "Mature Content not selected" error, even if it was selected. Fixed by adahacker
- When adding text, the text preview wouldn't reflect the text's actual spacing. Fixed by kouiskas
- When changing files, the new image would take the place of the category examples. Fixed by kouiskas
- Some deviation types were displaying an incorrect image preview during upload. Fixed by samshull
- New deviants were being asked to agree to the Terms of Service with no way to actually do so. Fixed by kouiskas
- Category errors wouldn't display properly when updating an already published deviation. Fixed by adahacker
- Some Literature categories were displaying entries as Journals. Fixed by kemayo
- The Google Webfonts list was out of date. Fixed by kemayo
- Using "Edit with deviantART muro" would sometimes save slowly, and could get stuck on the "saving..." overlay. Fixed by kemayo
- Sta.sh comments showed raw HTML when you restored a page after restarting your browser. Fixed by inazar
- When leaving comments in Sta.sh, the comment field would not be blank after posting. Fixed by inazar
- The "Show More" button in the sidebar was misaligned in IE8/9. Fixed by Alisey
- Long titles in the sidebar would overlap. Fixed by Alisey
- Thumbnails were not evenly spaced in the sidebar in Firefox. Fixed by Alisey
- In Firefox, when copy and pasting content from a web page, hidden HTML code would sometimes become visible. Fixed by Alisey
Thanks for the feedback left on last week's update! Here's some of what you had to say.
- Deviants were pleased with the new tool to improve More Like This results. Nippey suggested that it would be helpful for the original deviation to scroll, so that members can have an easier time comparing the results to the starting deviation.
- SougonNaTakumi mentioned that it would also be useful to mark particular deviations as good or bad matches for the source deviation.
- Some deviants would like to be able to go directly to their Profile from Sta.sh. Suggested by Xeir-Zith
- Deviants would like the option for endless scrolling on deviations in their Message Centers. Suggested by Yamitora1
- Members would like to be able to change permissions for a Group Gallery Folder from that folder's page, rather than having to go to the Manage Members section of that Group's admin area. Suggested by IceWolf762
- Some deviants would like to be notified if they are logged in for two or more sessions at once. Suggested by Bemari
deviantART muro for Critique
Some deviants have suggested using deviantART muro as a tool for critique. When giving critique, do you find it helpful to be able to leave a visual representation of what you mean, such as by redlining the work? (Redlining is when an artist draws a sketch over another artist's work to help find flaws in the original art.) As an artist, would you find it helpful if other artists could leave redlines as part of a critique on your art by using deviantART muro?
deviantART muro critique as mocked up by RobynRose