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"That's not reality, that's an illusion !"

CORE! $ by someoneyoul0ve
My thoughts concerning DA (which was a comment in response to this).
A little extract composed of chosen parts :
"You're talking about a product, we are talking about a second home and a community. You're talking about newcomers, we're talking about friends. You're talking about "consuming our watch", we're talking about work of artists we want to see. [...]
No, DA isn't a product. You should really reconsider your approach, and I'm pretty sure it would improve a lot of things, and in the financial side too, if it's really what you really only care about, like it seems now.

I miss the old DA, were it was a community and not a product."


And now, my thoughts concerning DA's acquisition by wix (which was a comment in response to this).

And now, in 2018, my thoughts concerning Eclipse's Beta.
Happy reading :D

Present time


"Le monde va si mal qu'il vaut mieux en rire."

"J'suis c'que j'suis."

"S'il y a si peu de grands hommes dans l'histoire, c'est peut-être parce qu'il y avait beaucoup de relous."

"Un échec n'est qu'une réussite différée."

"C'est pas parce qu'on sait bien écrire qu'on n'est pas un gros con."

"I'm trying to to be optimistic, even if it's really hard. We must keep hope, sanity and dreams : without them, no better future is possible !"

"Graoumpf"

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Journal Part 1 on 2 (YOU'RE HERE !)
  • INTRO [I]
  • PROFILE / HEADER / ABOUT [II]
  • GALLERY/ FAVORITES / FOLDERS [III]
  • DEVIATION PAGES [IV]
  • COMMENTS [V]

Journal Part 2 on 2 (click here)

  • WATCHS / FEEDBACKS / NOTES [VI]
  • NAVIGATION [VII]
  • BROWSE AND CIE [VIII]
  • VARIOUS [IX]
  • CONCLUSION [X]
  • LINKS [XI]

INTRO


  This is a three-headed feedback/review destined to the staff. And it was made on DESKTOPS (with two screens of 1920x1080, and one of 1440x900). Because it's what we personally use during the whole day for browsing DA.
  You'll find what's nice (yes, there are some) and not (there are... much more), bugs, suggestions, and screenshots... 
  We want to apologize for any repetitions, rambling, bad explanations... English isn't our first language, and it was a really long and hard work ! And by the way, we certainly missed things. But we tried our best to be as complete/accurate as possible, in the goal to try to help improving Eclipse for everyone.
  We made this review because we love DA, its community and its spirit.

  Both of us are here since around 10 years, and we are using the site frequently, especially Hellypse and K-Zlovetch who are using/managing their account on the site at least easily 2-3 full hours per day, everyday.

We, Hellypse, K-Zlovetch and Kaelmn wish you nice reading :)

Note : Every screenshots have been taken with the same resolution through all the review, for a perfect comparison.
And remember that Eclipse is in Beta, and with regular updates it's possible that some infos in this journal may be outdated.


PROFILE / HEADER / ABOUT


Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG] Header art is still blurry, even in recommended resolution/"high resolution".
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Header art is not centered properly, kinda "zoomed in", too wide.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Header art is way too huge/long : it takes one whole screen to scroll it down in you're on very top of the page, and to finally really see artist's art & infos. This is related to one major issue : navigating is a chore, due to smartphone application design not caring for desktop users. Huge loss in navigating/managing efficiency.
  -> Enable us to choose a header art with less height if we want.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Thumbs mosaic of your gallery on your main page (and in lot other places)... thumbs are too big and mosaic way too dense, and images are cropped/stretched. Things aren't "breathing", it's not enjoyable to see, and needs more scrolling to see things. Idea of main page is to show us in a glance. Say no to wall of images ! We're doing art, not bricks. We're sharing artistic vision, not building walls !
  -> Look at this : THIS is what you/we need ! More spacing, no cropping ! ([Suggestion] the best would be to be able to determine settings ourself, like on this page who let's you choose the spacing and if you want cropping ;))
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! "Gradient" over the header art can be nice with Night theme but may look awful with Day theme.
  -> Enable us to disable this "gradient" or at least try to improve it by decreasing its size/area.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Huge emphasize on stats (like number of Deviations, Watchers, Page Views) for the first glance of the profile page. They are useless and only lead to number checking/competition/discrimination, which shouldn't be present in art, especially when opened to everyone (art lovers, artists) and every skill level.
  -> Enable us to hide this stats (or at least to "collapse" them, and if visitor wants them, he clicks on something like "more" and sees them). Or they could simply be only inside the "About" page.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Not more detailed stats ? Like daily pageviews with a little graph ?
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG] Interlacing gifs aren't supported as avatar.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! We're always in "editing" mode on our profile pages. It's stressful because mistakes may happen very easily and you only try to avoid them when navigating on this page. Stressful.
 
-> Give an option to switch "always editing profile" ON or OFF.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG] Some widgets on profile page don't want to keep the changes of their emplacement, especially "watchers" widget who don't want to be moved, whatever is tried, it always stays at the bottom, and we can't put "watching" widget under our gallery.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! "About" page should be brought back to home page of the profile in a widget.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! "About" page is half empty : there are two columns who share the screen, but one is absolutely empty ! Very bad space management. Again.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! All profiles look the same now : uniformity, bland, generic. Boring. Not deviant. Not attractive.
 
-> Right column should enable us to put what we want, especially things about us. Look at current DA customization possibilities in profile pages.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG?] "About" : Recent Visitors widget : I can't always remove it !
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Purple editing lines... you have to move your mouse above the zone where they are to make them appear... If you don't know they're here, you will never think they're here ! Always display them when editing the "about" page (and main page).
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! "About" page: the "Comment" Widgets : please add a direct link to be able to quickly jump to the comment itself (like clicking on the day it was written which would take you directly to the written comment)!
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! "About" : the badges : why so huge ? No more little line of badges ?
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG] "About" "Badges" : Clicking on "edit" leads to "500 Internal Server Error"
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Where is the "Proud" banner ???
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Comments are in endless scrolling (to find an old comment, you click to "load more", again, and again, and again, and again... welcome to hell-depth of endless scrolling !) : we need numerated pages like in current DA !

Tiny Orange Bullet FTU Profile page is more "clean/professional" and is promising... 
  Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! ... but at which cost : uniformity/standardization for all profiles. We need to be able to show more about us, which will be seen in a glance on this main page !

Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U! Header art. Even if it still needs improvements.
Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U! Preview of profile when you mouse over an avatar is nice !... 
  -> smaller header, more space for deviations, bigger avatar and/or better placed.
  Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! ... It can begin to be annoying to always have previews of profiles when hovering an avatar when you are in a comment section for a long time and only want to comment efficiently (for example). And it's slow to load in old computers additionally.
  -> Please, enable us to turn this option off.
  Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Why is the background in a bright white ?? In night theme, it's hurting eyes ! And what an ugly green for people who don't have an header !
  -> Choose other colors. Like grey or dark grey (see this 2015's journal from you : Profile Discussion ) or even current DA green.
  Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG?] Preview don't work for icons in comments with this syntax : :icon_____: (with ___ = Username)
  Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG?] Preview don't work when browsing deviations (Popular 24 hours for example) : you move your mouse over a dev, you see a small avatar... but moving your mouse over it does nothing.

[Suggestion]
  -> It would be nice to be able to preview which part of the header art will be seen (on our profile page, or in the preview of profile), which would help us to better create it. And/or at least, give us a "standard-optimized" resolution who will always work.

Profile screen start by K-Zlovetch(1)  Profile by K-Zlovetch(2)  About by K-Zlovetch(3)
One red rectangle is one screen of 1920x1080
1.
Comparison of profile pages with one reference screen 2.
Comparison of profile pages on DA, Eclipse Dark theme and Eclipse White theme 3.The About page


GALLERY/ FAVORITES / FOLDERS :


Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! No more search bar in gallery ? What the hell ? We really need it !
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! In gallery and favorite sections, thumbs are too close from each over, the mosaic is too dense, "oppressive". The mosaic is a bit better in the "watch" section.
  -> There should be more space between thumbs, like in the "watch" section. (and see previous note about mosaic on profile)
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Every piece of art who isn't calibrated at the "good size" is suffering A LOT : they are ever zoomed in despite the author doesn't want to (small drawings for example : in thumb it's stretched in an ugly way because the original is smaller than the thumb !)(I have proofs), or they're lost in huge thumbnails with lot of void who don't emphasize them at all (it's the contrary).
  -> Take inspiration from current DA or even Tumblr
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Folders on top of Gallery. Really cumbersome to scroll to the left and right on a desktop to see the folders.
  -> We need an option to be able to put folders on the side. Really needed !
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Folders images should stretch to the whole "button" of the folder, not a small & centered image in the button with so much void around it.
  -> Look at current DA.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Not intuitive at all to put/manage images inside folders. REALLY. It's a lot more cumbersome than current DA. Especially when you have a lot of folders, combined with the horizontal "navigation".
  -> It would be nice to be able to
drag & drop deviations/folders as another way to change/manage their place (being able to change deviation order within a folder by drag & dropping deviations, and same idea for folders : being able to change folder order by simply drag & dropping them). Look at current DA "Edit Your Gallery" ----> "Drag and Drop thumbs to rearrange them". Or even current stash ! This is what we need, with some improvements !
  -> It would be nice to be able to drag & drop a dev into a folder to include it inside.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Folders : how to change a cover ? Yeah, you can click on the a dev inside a folder but... wouldn't it be infinitely easier to click on the "Cover" "button" (or even he cover itself) or to drag & drop a dev from the folder. Or use same system used for the header art in our profile, who is a lot more convenient, and which enable to upload quickly an image and/or choose one from anywhere in our gallery or in our stash ?
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! When you select a folder, below, you see the images inside it. But you can edit them directly, you have to click on "Edit" to open the smaller "Edit Your Galleries" window. Why not enabling us to be always in edit mode, like it's currently for the profile ?
  -> Give an option to switch "always editing Folders" ON or OFF.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! When you edit a folder ("Edit Your Galleries"), why not expanding more the window where you see and can manipulate your devs ? It's really cumbersome when we have lot of devs to manage !
  -> Increase size of this window and/or enable us to increase it !
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! When you edit a folder, deviations are really cut in a bad way, giving no idea of what your gallery will really looks like.
  -> We need an improved small view of deviations. Look at current DA.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! When you edit/manage a folder, endless scrolling is really an hassle when you have lot of deviation.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! No more "Quick Rearrange" option, enabling to quickly sort a folder in one click from oldest to newest or from newest to oldest ?
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! No visual difference anymore between "All" "Scraps" "Featured" folders and your own created folders. Currently on DA, "All" "Scraps" "Featured" are clearly visible buttons, and your created folders are clickable thumbnails. It was a more interesting way to present things, especially for people who don't know DA.
  -> Differentiate "All" "Scraps" "Featured" folders from the hand-created ones. Especially the "All" (and think too about people coming to DA not knowing it at all by the way, how are they supposed to know that there is a folder, hidden in the left, which permits to browse all the devs ???).
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG?] What about subfolders, who are all at the same "level" now, without even being sorted by alphabetical order ?
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG] Can't change the order of the folders, it doesn't "remember" the changes made.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! When using "square" disposition of folders, when you click in one, you go totally inside the folder (and can't see folders anymore). Emphasize of the "back" button is needed when we're inside a folder. We can't distinguish it from all the other bland text on the whole dark background. "Design" doesn't means "lack of indications".
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG] The option permitting to switch between "Line-dot" view (where you see folders on top, and when you click on one, see the devs behind) and "Dots/square" view (you only see thumbs of folders, if you click in one, you go inside it and have to click on "back" to come back to the folders) : when you switch the option, it doesn't "stay" ! When we move to another deviant's gallery, option is switched back to it's default.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! The "back to top" button isn't visible enough, it really needs to be emphasized !

Gallery by K-Zlovetch(1)  Favourites by K-Zlovetch(2)  EditFolders by K-Zlovetch(3)
1.Comparison of the Gallery 2.Comparison of the favorites gallery 3.How you manage files in a folder in Eclipse


DEVIATION PAGES

 [22/12/2018] ; [07/12/2018]

Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Very badly suited for deviations with great height or small art. Again, we're not doing all the same formats/kinds of art.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [07/12/2018] When you click on a long deviation to zoom in the deviation.. On current DA, it increase deviation page, nothing else change. With Eclipse, it opens a new "window" to shows the zoomed in version (a bit less practical), and the basic scrollbar on the right is really distracting eyes.
  ->
[07/12/2018] [Suggestion] Do the same way as it was on current DA. Increase size on left & right of the deviation to get away the scrollbar. Create a visually more discreet scrollbar.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Editing a dev : the submit button at the very bottom of the page isn't the most handy, especially for very quick edit, it would be nice to have one, like currently on DA, on top.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Litterature/text deviations (Prose, etc.) and journals. Formatting, layout, font etc. is big and ugly.
  -> Bring back old "basic" formatting, it was way more readable and condensed. Again, on desktops, we usually have 1920x1080 screens and don't need ZOOMED IN TEXTS TO BE ABLE TO READ PROPERLY ;).
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Text deviations : where are all the "reading" options that you could turn on/off as you wanted ?? Size of text, convert text in small caps, add tabulations, night mode... ???? Bring them back !
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Thumbs of text deviations : where are the previews in the thumbs ? (the preview text with scrolling when mousing over)
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Text deviations : not emphasizing the text at all. And lot of space wasted on the page on the sides.
  -> So give us proper text editors with full functionalities, and EVERYWHERE on the site ! For comments, journals, descriptions, texts, etc ! In Eclipse, all texts will look the same.
-> [Suggestion] You have a dynamic bar on top of the screen that you almost don't use ! (with this text buttons : "Browse Watch Shop Groups Forum"). Why, when you're looking at a dev' and scroll down and go beyond the small icons of the heart, the comment, the star/fav', etc... , why aren't you dynamically adding them the top bar ? This way, while browsing a long dev'/it's description/it's comment, we would be able to fav' it or quickly access to the comments or share it easily ?
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Journal : why the hell, when in night theme, when you go write a journal, you suddenly bring this bright white combined with horrendous flashy green as a writing background ? (the same than for the preview of profile btw)
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! A HUGE ISSUE now. Description of the deviation is a very important place for the artist and should be emphasized, as much as its deviation itself. It's the author talking about his work/art and trying to communicate with other people ! Here, it's almost unnoticeable, and will very certainly be skipped even more by even more users. Why ? Lot of reasons, who needs huge improvements. Comment section of the dev is suffering too, and again, it's a big issue : comments and discussions are already hard enough to get.
  Maroon Dot Bullet - F2U!  Tags. Tags are way too big first ! You just saw the dev', and they immediately attract your eyes, and are more emphasized than the description written by the author ! Even worst, when there are a lot of tags : it even looks like A WALL ?! Description will be unnoticeable ! Lot of authors will deactivate the tags to simply have a chance that people notice their description.
  -> Move tags on the right column ! Or maybe... on the not-used-at-all left column ?! (which wastes SO MUCH SPACE !) And/or decrease font size ! And color of text ! And/or, in worst case, enable us to put them where we want (under the description !). And/or enable us to "collapse/hide them" until we click in something like "show more" ? Yeah, they are a real big issue.
  Maroon Dot Bullet - F2U! We don't see exactly where the description of the deviation begins (and ends) with all the big infos between deviation and description. And yes, this is a real issue for better readability. Visiting people must know where things are to easily access them without hassle (which is vital). Here, description looks almost like, in the better case, a generic comment from a random deviantartist.
  -> emphasize the description area, and the description itself.
For example, you could change the background of the description to a lighter dark or darker white ? Or enable us to change it ourself ? Or put delimiting bars at top and bottom ?
  Maroon Dot Bullet - F2U! Categories are a bit too big too ("Visual Art Original Work Traditional"). Same kind of issues than with the tags.
  -> see suggestions for the tags ;)
  Maroon Dot Bullet - F2U! Copyright line isn't the most elegant here, maybe enable us to put it under the description, or, again, on the not-used-at-all left column ? (same for categories)
  Maroon Dot Bullet - F2U! Comment section isn't distinguishable enough compared to description (which as said before, really worsen readability). It needs a real separation showing clearly to visitor : here was the description, here begins the comments. Again, please emphasize the description. It's really important.
  Maroon Dot Bullet - F2U! (!) Each of these are very bad in themselves, but the whole combination of all of them even worsen the situation : description is really unnoticeable in current state of Eclipse and comment section is faaaar away, and this creates real issues for the artists who take the pain to write descriptions and hope for comments. DA should emphasize artists in their whole, and especially for the communication they try to have with people/other deviants.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Creative commons needs a proper icon !
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Left column isn't used at all ?!
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Right column... If we can't disable the "Popular in the last 24 hours", GET RID OF THE FETISH AND MODERATE.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Right column "Recently viewed" : We don't want this ! We don't want our navigation to be tracked ! And by the way, living in the European Union, we think laws force you to give us the choice to opt-out because of "privacy". Same for "love meter" : we should be able to deactivate the functionality totally if we live in European Union.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Comment section is way too compact in width. Two really big issues here.
 
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! We need a lot more time to see as many comments as currently in DA, and so to navigate efficiently, to see things in a glance. And we have to scroll (a lot) more for nothing. Especially to read as much as before : we have wide screen, please enable us to use them !
 
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Tight/narrow comments means that they look immediately like wall of texts, and even less persons will be willing to read them and so answer them. And this will lead, as for descriptions, to less easy/deep/interesting communication. Between artists and people/deviantartists.
  -> Comments should be allowed to fill the width of the screen or AT LEAST whole central column. This is really an issue for desktop users.
  -> And, if it would be possible.. enable us to choose the size of the font in which comments are displayed. Here again it's a bit too big and waste space (with it's size, and spacing). [If it would be possible, even for the whole website would be nice ;)]
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [22/12/2018] When you upload a png, it's converted to a jpg. What people see on the deviation page is a jpg. When they enlarge the deviation, it's another converted jpg. The only possibility to see the real image (= the original unalterated file that the artist uploaded) is to click on "download". This is a real issue because jpg = bad compression of an image.
   Edit : It seems that this happens when deviations are hosted on wix servers. To know if it's the case, right click on the image and choose "show image", and you'll see in the url if it's on a wix server. If yes, say goodbye to quality for your dev :3 And it happens not only for png, but for big jpg too (who are re-encoded in lower quality jpg). [We still didn't got any convincing answer that things will eventually get fixed one day : Update Regarding Changes to Image Processing ]
Tiny Orange Bullet FTU Backgrounds. Good idea. But when you're Core, if you could put your own created one, this would be very nice.
 
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! ... but please, add at least two less "dark" backgrounds for non core, not every deviation is emphasized on dark backgrounds ;) so a light gray and a light green at least would be welcome :)
 
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! ... and why putting by default a dark background who seems to looks pixelised and have visual artefacts ?!
 
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! ... By the way, why a lot of the backgrounds seems to be pixelised/stretched ? 1920x1080 are common resolution, this shouldn't happen with the backgrounds you provide.
 
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! ... and it's confusing to not be able to change background while editing the dev' (you can do it only when you look at it). And that you can't put a "default" background to all deviations for a whole folder when managing a folder.

Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U! You can easily switch to the next/previous deviation thanks to the arrows on the side of the shown deviation.
Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U! Possibility to enlarge deviation to a bigger part of the screen, or even switch fullscreen
Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U! Submitting a deviation is easier, more efficient (less categories, needs less clicks), and you can even specify model/character. And everything you can submit on DA (polls, journals, deviations...) are in the same SUBMIT drop-down menu which appears without even needing to click on it. All of this is a real improvement !
Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U! Being able to have an overview of who fav'd a deviation by hovering the star with the mouse, and this with seeing their avatars. Pretty useful ! ... 
  Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! ... but it would be nice to have a "preview" of their profile too when hovering their avatar :)

[Suggestions] for managing deviations :
  -> While managing our dev's in a folder, it would be nice to be able to edit the background of multiple devs at same time. You can select several dev in a folder to copy them to another folder, well, simply create an additional option who would enable to select the background of all the deviations you currently have selected in the folder. Instead of having to manually edit the background in each deviation, one after the other.
  -> Enable us to modify "options" of lot of devs in a bunch, for example, I have 10 deviations for which I want to permit download, let me select them all and manage/edit them all in a bunch ! Basic things like : enabling download, changing copyright/creative commons, category, tags, background... 
  -> Enable use to drag our mouse to select several deviations more easily.
  -> Enable us to put accented characters (é è à) and special characters in dev's titles. It would be nice :)

MenuSubmission by K-Zlovetch(1)  Submission by K-Zlovetch(2)
1.The handy Dropdown Submit menu 2.Editing a dev

  DevText by K-Zlovetch(3) Literature by K-Zlovetch(4)  Journal by K-Zlovetch(5)  Pixelart by K-Zlovetch(6)  SuperVerticalDev by K-Zlovetch(7)  Background by K-Zlovetch(8)
 3.Literature deviation 4.Literature deviation (full) 5.Journal 6.Pixel art deviation 7.Very long dev with long description and comments 8.Dev in "wider view" mode, and its... pixelised background ?


COMMENTS


Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! See issues with comments in the deviation section.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! We got the feeling that "Editing comment" time frame of availability seems shorter than on current DA (but it's maybe only a feeling). In all cases, please let us more time to edit our comments ;)
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG?] Can't copy/past an emote (from a comment in a new one for example)
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Searching emotes... seriously, a small window with THREE lines of emotes ?
  -> We seriously need a bigger emote window !
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Searching emotes : emphasize the glass button to search emotes : a lot of people won't see it.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Emote's window closing every time you select one emote to put it in a comment. It's really super annoying. Like really. When you want to put several emotes, the window closes every time, you have to open it again, search again for the other emote, scroll through them, click... window closes.. and here we go again : search, scroll, etc... 
  -> Make a "separate" window who stays as long as we comment ? As long as we want ? or use the never-used-and-its-so-sad left column and put it there ? or in the dynamic bar ? Or the right column ?
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Bold text in comment is in white. It's annoying when using night theme : it really is way too different from usual font (who is grey) and links (bolded grey). Bold text color should be closer to the grey of classic text and links.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! and... bold text in comment is in white... have you tried to read bold text while in white theme ? Yep, you can't read bold text : white on white.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Featured comments : in eclipse this is becoming almost useless (and is ridiculous). Current DA highlight effect is way more efficient (and classy) : it emphasizes the whole comment, and you see in a glance how long it is, where it begins/ends, and really make it stand out compared to the others while not degrading readability of other comments and of the whole page. Here, you see the "hey, this comment is featured !" but thanks to comments not being in boxes anymore... where is really this featured comment ? And while reading it, if it's a bit long (= more than 2-3 lines), you'll certainly forget it was featured and so... this become useless.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Each comments isn't in a "delimited rectangle" anymore (currently each comment has it's own "rectangle" who is shown. In Eclipse... not anymore) : readability is worsened in Eclipse. Especially combined with the big font, the spacing, the lost spaces... 
  -> Add a separation between every comments ? Make better delimitations of the space ?
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Comments are wasting a lot of space compared to current DA, and could be more "space efficient".
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! When there is a "long" discussion through comments... on current DA, you see a lot more comments in a glance without needing to click the "(1 Reply)" button. On current DA, you can easily read up to (around) 8 comments before needing click on the "(1 Reply)" button. In Eclipse, it's only 2-3 comments. This worsens a lot quick readability of the comment section.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! When you click on "(VIEW 1 REPLY)" on Eclipse to see the next comments of the discussion, it doesn't open a new tab as in current DA, it opens a new window in the same tab (after a looong loading time)... and which is in a bright white... When in dark theme... you realize how much it hurts eyes ??
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG?] Thumbs aren't working anymore in comments :/



For general illustrations of a comment section, please take a look at the image showing a long deviation with its comment section (6th thumb) in the previous part ("Deviation pages"),
or at the images showing profile (thumbs 1 & 2) in the first part ("Profile/Header/About").

LongTalk by K-Zlovetch
(1)
1.A long discussion in the comment section. On bottom right's screenshot, here's what you get in Eclipse when you click on "
(VIEW 1 REPLY)" to have the next comments.


Sorry to stop here, but journal's max length is reached.You can read the other part HERE.

Journal Part 1 on 2 (click here)
  • INTRO [I]
  • PROFILE / HEADER / ABOUT [II]
  • GALLERY/ FAVORITES / FOLDERS [III]
  • DEVIATION PAGES [IV]
  • COMMENTS [V]

Journal Part 2 on 2 (YOU'RE HERE !)

  • WATCHS / FEEDBACKS / NOTES [VI]
  • NAVIGATION [VII]
  • BROWSE AND CIE [VIII]
  • VARIOUS [IX]
  • CONCLUSION [X]
  • LINKS [XI]

WATCHS / FEEDBACKS / NOTES


Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! The Watch/Feedback "text buttons/links" : Okay, it says I've got 0 things to see. But when I go on my watch, I see that I've go a lot of deviations to see (1721 deviations)... so this 0 indicates how many new deviations there are since last time I visited my watch. It would be WAY better to show 0/1721 in my case : this way I would know that I still have 1721 deviation to see, but 0 new ones since last time I saw my watch. In short, we need more info, and this is very needed. Same when I go in my feedback. Same for Notes (you could show how many newly received notes you have and how many unread notes you have).
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! "Global" Watch (where you see on the same page everything you watch : Deviations, Group Deviations, Journals...).
  First thing that hurts, and a lot : the huge loss of navigation efficiency due to lack of global vision and easy/handy shortcuts/buttons. This is an incredible regression compared to browsing globally your notifications in current DA ! When you go in your "notifications" in the current DA and click on "all" on the left to see a glimpse of all your notifications... You have a very good idea of EVERYTHING in a glance ! In contrary to Eclipse.
  And you can manage things a lot more easily too : because thumbs of devs are smaller and represent the WHOLE deviation
(btw, how did you manage to crop so badly images in so huge squares in Eclipse XD), you see more in one same line, and can more quickly/easily decide which one to keep or not, and you can get rid of/manage them easily with small buttons and drag & drop.
  Current DA again : there are PAGES with NUMBERS which enable an efficient and quick navigation without hesitation. With Eclipse : only left-rights arrows who lets you navigate to next or previous 4 dev's : no easy referencing, & "jumping" !
  Journals thumbs are way too big too ! Every thumbs are way too big ! (look at the size of the status thumbs XD) If your point here is to provide a global overview of the watch and who permits to "manage" your notifications (quickly read/see an info and delete it on the fly because you won't be really interested by some) like in current dA, the choice of presenting things in HUGE SQUARE BOX is a very, very bad choice. This takes so much space to show almost nothing, we have to scroll so much to see what's below ! And we've got to do so many much more clicks to do too ! (especially to see more dev's : only 4 thumbs on a line means lot more clicks to see what's next to browse as many dev's/items as before).
  Very bad and inefficient design who leads to a totally inefficient and cumbersome navigation (it's easy, if you need more scrolling and/or clicking, then you have worsened things). Here we've totally lost the concept of "overview in a quick glance" coupled with "managing things easily and quickly".
  And unfortunately, it's not the end. In current DA, on the left, we have an awesome column with links to every section of notifications (which enables quick navigation and shows in an understandable way where we are), with even the NUMBER of devs/messages/notes remaining in each "section" (which enables to have rapid overview in a glance, to get the infos needed immediately), the folders, and the birthdays (which, again, give important infos quickly)... .. (WHERE ARE THE BIRTHDAYS REMINDERS by the way ???) We were able in one click to immediately switch to "Watch" (browsing everything watched) or only "watched journals", or only "watched groups". Or even our comments ! Or notes ! Eclipse erases all this infos and worsen readability. We have 4 thumbs in each line and NOTHING MORE. And the Eclipse "navigating" menu (where you can switch/"Jump to" to your watched deviation, your watched journals...) is again, hidden behind a new click, when in current DA you immediately see where you are, with additional infos (numbers), and click to directly go where you want to go.
 
[Suggestion] In this "Jump to" dropdown menu, why not showing how many of each items there are in each section ? I mean how many devs, how many journals, forums.. ? Same for the dropdown menu enabling to filter deviations/journals etc. by a specific deviant or group : why not showing how many items for this category there are aside its name ? This is a very useful information when you want to see first small/medium/big stacks of devs (for example) !
 
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! By the way, this dropdown window is way too small, and uses big font with wasted space : needs lot of scrolling to see more deviants !
->
[Suggestion] You could use your top dynamic bar to always propose the dropdown menu ? This way, when we scroll down, we would still be able to "jump to" any other place without having to go back to top.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! llama and "faved" notifications are too big in feedback !
  -> [Suggestion] "faved" notifications : It would be nice to have a preview of the concerned deviation when you move your mouse over it's name
  -> [Suggestion] Comments and mentions who show the deviation : it's nice, but it would be even better to be able to click on this small deviation to quickly access it (in addition to it's name who is a link too).
  -> [Suggestion] Comments and mentions who show the deviation (and this idea is for llama and "faved" notifications too) : it would be nice to be able to activate a "compact" mode who would transform llama and "faved" notifications in one line like in current DA, and reduce size of comments and mentions, removing the small deviation preview. (And when having your mouse over the name of the deviation, a small deviation preview would appear ?)
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! We need to be able to drag our mouse to select multiple items, especially for deleting several of them ! (in Eclipse : for selecting several items, you have to tick each of them).
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG?] In the watch ("global" and when seeing deviations, journals... .) the dropdown menu who should enable us to filter things with only one deviant/group isn't filtering : when we click on a deviant, nothing happens :P
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! When deviants are stacked/grouped by artists in your watch, thumbs are big squares. Issue here is the preview : it would be waaaay better to have a small mosaic of the last devs, like for the groups. This way, we would have a better overview in a glance of lasts dev's of deviantartist, and it would avoid ugly bad cropping.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! .. Talking about thumbs for the groups : mosaic is a good idea... but again, very bad cropping destroying art !
  -> [Suggestion] The best would be to be able to delete quickly previews we're not interested in : you see the thumb mosaic of a group which is composed of 3 deviations, two deviations aren't interesting you : you immediately remove them (thanks to a small button somewhere on each), and the thumbs dynamically actualize. This would go a bit back to the way we were able to manage things quickly and easily in current DA. I can explain more if needed ;)

  ->
[Suggestion] And : when seeing stacked deviations, it would be nice to be able to have a quick way to remove the deviation on top of the stack. Or, at least, to have the choice, in addition to "Remove all by... YES CANCEL", to have "remove the dev who is on top of the stack".
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Watch : Please, please, please, enable us to disable the endless scrolling and to have numerated pages ! Everywhere ! Endless scrolling is a real chore to navigate (numerate pages helps for references, easy quick jumping...), and a real issue for a lot of desktops ! (they often struggle after having displayed "more" and "more" things). We mean it, and it is really important.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG] When you're mentioned in a description of a deviation, in the feedback you see that you've been mentioned under the dev', but you see only "No description" instead of the actual description... But there is one ! I don't have this issue in the same section in current DA, and I can see the description under the deviation in Eclipse. When I'm mentioned in a comment, no problem, I can see what's written in the comment in the feedback section.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG] Comments in feedback section : community icons doesn't appear :(
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! New * In your watch, when you browse the deviations from people you're watching, when you click in one to see it fully in its own page, there isn't anymore the button (and so the possibility) "Remove from Notification" that there is in current DA (close to the big fav' button). Really bad : it is a very convenient button who helps a lot when browsing your watch :/

Tiny Orange Bullet FTU
In feedback, talking about comments : seeing previous comment and a preview of the concerned deviation : this is nice ! Unfortunately, there is a very bad use of space here again, and so we totally lose ability to quickly see a lot of comments and quickly answer/manage them :/ This is a real issue.
  Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Can't drag to select multiple comments.
  Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Why isn't there a clearly visible "Reply" button/icon and only a text button ?
  Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Why, again, a menu you have to click to show the button enabling to delete or save the comment ? When you have a lot of feedback and want to quickly manage them, what an hassle ! Put the two icons immediately clickable, please XD (And especially because if we delete something by mistake, we can still recover it during 30 days ! So no fear of "bad clicking" ;))

Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U!  You can save comments !
Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U!  In Feedback : you can quickly and easily switch to the feedback section of each of your group !
Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U!  You can see removed deviations/comments during 30 days... ! Very nice !
Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U!  Watch -> browsing -> deviation : here the mosaic is a bit better : more nicely spaced. BUT. Deviations are CROPPED. NOPE. And it's still too "dense/heavy". Thumbs should adapt to the deviations, not the opposite. (see comments about mosaic in first section with the link to the example website)
Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U!  Note management is good ! You can easily select/unselect a lot of them (with the "select" menu) and mark them read/unread, send them to folders... . Same for managing folders : easy ! And while seeing your notes, there are direct links on the left to everything we need.
  -> Small
[suggestions] : maybe enable us to change folder order ?
  -> It would be nice that if we mark notes as unread, we have the notification on the envelope for them again, like if we never opened them.
  Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U! Notes : We see sender's avatar ! And this is really nice : in a glance we recognize the deviant. Good information here :)
  Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Notes : Unread notes are almost unnoticeable compared to read ones (in the same way as featured comments who are unnoticeable compared to regular comments in Eclipse, see the explanations about comments). In current DA, unread notes title, sender and preview are bold and/or darker than read ones, who are in a lighter font color. It helps a lot to immediately see in a glance which notes are unread.
  Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! The text preview of the notes is way too short ! And please bring back the options to choose how many lines of preview we want (in Settings -> Browsing Settings -> Notes). It's really nice to be able to quickly read part of notes without having to open them, to decide if we take time to open them to fully read them or keep'em for later. Navigation efficiency ;)
  -> [Suggestion] It would be nice to be able to edit a note we sent, as long as it hasn't been read by the receiver.

Watch by K-Zlovetch(1)  Feedback by K-Zlovetch(2)  Notes by K-Zlovetch(3)
1.Watch 2.Feedback 3.Notes


NAVIGATION

[22/12/2018]


Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Night theme and white theme aren't enjoyable at all for anything longer than "short" sessions (= more than 30minutes) on a desktop (it's really hurting/tiring eyes very fast). We need another theme(s), gray, a light gray and a light green would be very welcome here :) Or even better, a "dark grey", like you suggested 3 years ago : fav.me/d92g0pw that would be PERFECT :D
  
[22/12/2018] Some improvements : dark is a bit less dark and light is less bright. Better :)
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Research : when you click on the magnifying glass to search something, the research field is way too huge ! And it would be better to have the text field background filled with a plain color to clearly dissociates it from the page, because currently it's disturbing, you aren't sure things worked well and really opened the research field.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG/ISSUE] When you made a research and click on the magnifying glass again (in the dynamic top bar), it tries to reach the research field on top of the page to let you edit your research... but the jump stops just under the research field... so you have to manually scroll a bit to actually see it.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG?] Research doesn't seems to perform... perfectly to find deviants associated to a keyword. We can explain more why we say this if needed. But how is working this research wy the way ?
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! On top bar (the dynamic bar), clicking on "DEVIANTART" leads to the same place as if we clicked on "Browse" = duplicated function, loss of space for nothing (and confusing).
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! On top bar, enable us to disable unwanted buttons. Like "groups" or "forum" that lot of people will never use, and it wastes space. (seriously, who goes browsing all groups often ? Oo And space shouldn't be wasted)
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! On top bar, we need a visible button to always be able to access easily in ONE CLICK to our main/"home" page ! Currently Eclipse asks again to do a useless click which slows down navigation, and it's not intuitive. (by the way, the submit drop down menu doesn't needs clicking, why others needs ? XD)
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! The "Home" button should stand out, have a little logo, something to say "hey it's here your main page!". It would help a lot of people, and ease navigation.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! At several places, no button to go to your gallery... anywhere in the top bar... there is only "DeviantArt" written and we can't even click on it to go somewhere. Especially when in "Notes".
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! When looking at the main page/profile of another deviant. When you scroll down, dynamic bar adapts. Not bad idea... but we need too to keep at least one icon to go back to our own main page in one click.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Dynamic top bar : why did you put the icon of notes on left and "feedback" on right, when when we browse our notifications (looking at our notes, watch or feedback) you put this order for them : Watch / Feedback / Notes. Notes are on the right side, Feedback on the left. It's illogical and leads to confusion. Put the note icon on the right !
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Dynamic top bar : Accessing to feedback should have a direct link too, here again one needless clic needed.
  -> See the splintered menu on very top of DA's pages in current DA ! (which shows your username, how many notices/deviations/Feedback/Notes you have and provides in same time quick links to them). It's a very good idea of what we need. And if we can now have this always accessible everywhere on pages thanks to the dynamic bar, that would be really nice !
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Loss of the "Stick Menu" that you could activate in current DA through the settings menu (quoting the settings permitting to enable it : "A customizable menu bar that sticks to the navigation menu"). It was REALLY HANDY (being able to select the quick links we need, and to put them in the order we want). Please, bring it back ! And, if possible... make this a second dynamic bar ! Under the big one ! This would enable us to customize our own quick links and have them available everywhere, at any moment on DA. And for what quick links you should enable us to put inside... see the ones you can in the current DA :) This is REALLY NEEDED to improve and ease navigation on the whole site.. and would even solve some navigation issues !
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! In all the website, for everything : an incredible multiplication of needless clics and scrolling to simply do/see as much as in current DA.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Eclipse is... lacking a lot of -needed- indications. Lot of things aren't obvious or intuitive, everything is big for nothing, lot of space is wasted, we lack a lot of info (or they're hidden), you can't see things/infos in a glance, manage things in efficient and quick way, readability and navigability is worsened.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Pages are a lot slower to load compared to current DA. It asks for a lot more resources, and we can't all afford a decent computer :/
  -> Optimization
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Endless scrolling lags and is heavily resource consuming. On desktop it's a real chore. And again, numerated pages helps SO MUCH for quick navigation & referencing (see the note section !). PLEASE permit us to disable endless scrolling everywhere in the whole site if we want. It's a real need.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Horizontal navigation is a chore and a real issue too. When you're in your gallery (for example), and that you have a lot of folders, it's such an hassle to find the one you want ! And when you're in the good one, if you've a lot of devs, endless scrolling LAGS and is a big issue if you have to come back several times at the middle of your folder who is at-the-very-bottom-of-your-screen-who-needs-to-load-lot-of-times-and-this-lags-and-asks-so-much-scrolling-and-means-hassle-especially-if-you-need-to-do-it-more-than-once. You get the idea ?
  -> put folders on the side !... 

  ->... And make less big icons ! and better fit things and better use the space !
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! We need to be able... . to drag and drop item(s) ! (look at current DA, it's infinitely better on a desktop compared to eclipse for managing things) To put them in our fav' folders for example.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Faving is now much more complicated and slow. We need being able to drag and drop like in current DA ! It was way easier and faster !
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Square thumbs are ugly, takes too much space, crop drawings, cropping who is done in a very bad way, centering very badly the preview. This is really bad.
  -> Makes thumbs/previews who adapts to the deviation, not the opposite ! Art should be emphasized, not destroyed/altered ! (and it helps when you see the whole deviation in the thumbs for an easy navigation, like in current DA)
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! [BUG] The scrollbar on the right of our web browser's window is sometimes "hidden" under the dynamic top bar, and so you can't use it to reach the top of the page.
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! On top bar, when you click on your avatar... "Extend Core" is badly placed, too close from "Settings" and "My Groups" ! It should be with the orders, points etc... Please put it near links we don't need regularly ! (And some of us use stash very regularly so stay away)

Tiny Orange Bullet FTU Feedback notification : not a bad idea to see all the latest feedback in this small window (by clicking on the bell), and who let you immediately watch or send a llama back... 
  -> [Suggestion] but it would be even better to be able to delete the ones you want directly through this window thanks to a small button
  -> [Suggestion] and it would be better to be see a preview of the comment when you move your mouse over "replied" or even the whole notification itself (or even create a small button who would open the comment in a new temporary window, permitting you to answer immediately to it without having to come back to your feedback center)

Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U! When searching, it's nice to see separated "sections" : journals, collections, etc..

MenuAvatar by K-Zlovetch(1)  MenuFeedback by K-Zlovetch(2)  MenuSubmission by K-Zlovetch(3)
1.Avatar's dropdown menu (click needed) 2.Feedback dropdown menu (click needed) 3.Submit menu (simply move your mouse over)


BROWSE AND CIE :


Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Still full of porn and fetishes. Put all of this in its own categories, but stop putting this in "popular" (= the frontpage of DA) !
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! No more "Popular in the last 8 hours" ? It was really useful to discover not known artists :/
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Status published for everyone isn't appreciated at all : please enable us to have the choice to have status visible by everyone or only watchers. Privacy please.

Tiny Orange Bullet FTU Commission page is a good idea but needs improvements. And you should permit payments through paypal. It's only an advice ;)
Tiny Orange Bullet FTU Polls for everyone ! :D ... 
  Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! ... but it's not nice at all to not have the numbers of persons who voted for each choice (there is only % with Eclipse).
  Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! In current DA, voting choices are automatically sorted in decreasing order of voting people, it helps a lot to see in a glance which one is the most voted one, the less voted one, etc..). Not anymore in Eclipse :/
  -> [Suggestion] It would be nice to be able to sort the choices in increasing/decreasing number of votes when looking the results. (a button to press to automatically sort the results when you're watching them)
  Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Small note : links to polls aren't the same in current DA and in Eclipse. On current DA : www.deviantart.com/k-zlovetch/… With Eclipse : www.deviantart.com/k-zlovetch/…

Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U! Switching mature content on/off is a lot easier to access.
 
[Suggestions] :
  ->
The best would be to be able to differentiate Mature categories and to be able to filter them depending on our desire : "Moderate/strict mature" for the level, and the theme "Violence/Sexual/Nudity/Fetish/Political... ". A kind of "advanced" mature filter with several options. This would be awesome. Because, you already ask for this infos when we're submitting a deviation... and a lot of us would really appreciate to be able to filter things more precisely thanks to them !
  ->
When browsing deviations on DeviantArt mainpage, it would be great to be able to select several options at the same time in the drop-down menus to better filter the results. To be able to "tick" the ones we want. For example, for the categories, being able to tick the ones you want, let's say for example Digital and Traditional, this way you would see only Digital and Traditional results, and would avoid everything else... 
  -> ... in the same idea, it would be nice to be able to select one or more categories in the dropdown menus to filter categories we don't want to see : for example, if I choose traditional, I will see everything but no traditional.
  -> The solution could be to have ticked boxes with an "invert what's ticked" option. [See the Notes section for inspiration : here you can tick the notes you want, or all, and you've got the option of "invert selection"]
  -> [by the way, this suggestions would be nice in the feedback section too to filter the feedback sections we would like to manage at the same time ;)]
  -> And this suggestion would be nice for the tags too ! Being able to select several and to prevent some others... 
  -> Proper and real moderation. And a tit isn't offending. Lot of fetishes are, even if they aren't necessarily involving nude people.
Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U! Easy access to old status from a deviant !
Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U! Access to polls from devs we don't follow !

Browse by K-Zlovetch(1)  Polls by K-Zlovetch(2)
1.Browse page page 2.Example of Poll


VARIOUS


Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Avatars and group "avatars" (rectangle avatar) aren't the same size all around the website with Eclipse : sometime very big, sometime lot smaller... Not having a standard size who won't change on the site will be a huge issue to do some kind of art (pixelart is the best example).
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! No more reason to buy a Core ? (no custom box, no sub folder), except for changing username or having more stash. What's the trap ?
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! When seeing the page of another deviant, you see if you watch him or not... but not anymore if he watches you ! This info was useful !
Dot Bullet (Red) - F2U! Coming "Back to the old DA" has always been felt as an intense relief.

Tiny Orange Bullet FTU Lovemeter : we're not adept at all. An algorithm tracking you to suggest you things, and most important, to avoid others ? And what a convenient and easy way to avoid doing proper moderation... 
Tiny Orange Bullet FTU Ability to like comments. Some pros, but lot of cons too. Meh.

Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U! On profiles, the "Posts" page is a good idea. Even if, again, huge thumbs and horizontal navigation ruin everything.
Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U! New code for DA !!!
Lime Green Dot Bullet - F2U! Loading llama


CONCLUSION


  This was a long review, which asked for a lot of work. More than 7 days.
Please understand that we said all of this not in an angry way, and not to bother you. We're saying all of this in peace, and we took the time to write them because we really care about DA, and unfortunately, we are very afraid of what we are seeing. But still, please, really, do not hate us.

  The point isn't about whether or not we like the "style" of Eclipse -even if we find it bland and generic-, but about how enjoyable and efficient it is to use. And compared the current DA, it is really painful and only asks for so many useless additional actions for nothing, and so many wasted time. And deviations are often altered, and communication between artists/people is worsened.
  We talked here only for desktop users of course, but in contrary to what you claim, we are a lot who are using desktops to do our main stuff in DA. And in current status, Eclipse is a real issue for us. Everything is detailed in the review, as much as possible.
 
  By the way, you should listen to non-core too. Core are people who can regularly afford a 5$/month expense, and not everyone can afford this, even when working. Some non-Core people buy a core only several months a year. If they aren't core right now, you don't listen to their feedback ? Because it's how it feels for a lot of us. And for such an important change, we think everyone interested about DA's "life" should be able to be involved. Because if you really want that this place stay "open to everyone, artists and art lovers no matter their skill", well, you should listen to every categories of people who are on DA. Non-core are as important as core people if you want real diversity.

  Of course, feel free to ask us if there is the need of further explanations (especially when things were badly explained).
We love this place, and, after 10 years here, we simply would like so much to stay here, and that all the other lovely deviants stay, because we have lovely friends here, and hope to meet more. It's a place where art is diverse, as much as the people doing/looking at it.
  Diversity and deviousness are strengths :)

  We would like to do one last thing still : thanks to the staff who is taking the time to answer especially Moonbeam13 & danlev. It has been a long time since we saw that much answers. Only... it would be nice to see more answers to negative criticism who makes valid points ;) And we hope we'll get answer to that journal too.

  And very last... please take a look at this journal from you, in 2015 : Profile Discussion
This is a very good idea of what a lot of us are hoping, what should be Eclipse : there are awesome ideas, awesome & devious look, mobile devices and desktop users would be happy because everything seems sooo nice to see and enjoyable to use ! Take inspiration from this :)

Thanks for reading ! peace sign 


LINKS


In this stash are screenshots of the same gallery (from K-Zlovetch) to show comparisons between current DA and Eclipse, to illustrate this review.
Staff's journal from 2015 about how DA could evolve (in 2015). It has awesome ideas, this should be Eclipse ! 

Poll _ In regards to DeviantART and doing most of your stuff, which platform do you use ?


Edits

Last edit of this journals : [07/12/2018] -> J1 IV ; [22/12/2018] J1 IV , J2 VII ;


 New *[08/02/2019] : Since this review seems totally useless (staff doesn't take in account or even bother to answer to the kind of criticisms we raised here and that a lot of people share), we certainly won't try to update it anymore. Maybe sometime(s) we'll see. But whatever.

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krukof2 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Professional
:sun: Merci :frail: Thanks :heart: Gracias :sun:
:sun: Grazie :heart: Danke :frail: Shkran :sun:


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Kaelmn Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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Kaelmn Featured By Owner Edited Nov 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist

Je teste Eclipse et c'est relou. Trololo.

Je teste Eclipse et c'est relou. Trololo.

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