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Dear all,

Well, there have been many many many journals posted in the past weeks regarding Eclipse. I think it's safe to say lots of people have gone mental, and the site has sort of imploded with freak outs. I realised I haven't actually openly talked about Eclipse yet. I made a poll to see if you guys liked it, but that's about it. 

I don't want to repeat what others have already said more eloquently than I could. I'd recommend reading my partner in crime, Tanya's, recent journal: Eclipse, toxic community and why we can do better

I'm just gonna be really practical for two-seconds. Think about it this way. Whether you have a valid point or not, nobody is going to listen to the person running around in the streets yelling it's the end of the world. Heck, maybe it is the end of the world, but that lady running in the streets screaming it is just gonna be dubbed "the old crazy lady" because she doesn't know how to deliver her message properly. If you want to be heard, make yourself worth listening to. Speak your mind and share your feelings, but do it in a respectful tone. You can get heated, that's fine, but within limits. 

How do I feel about all of this?

Well, when I first tried Eclipse I was pretty upset. I couldn't stay in that version of the site more than 5 minutes because I did not have the options and ability to easily do anything that I would typically do on DA.

I kept repeating, everything you do in Green DA, takes 50 more clicks and 10 more minutes to get done in Eclipse. The site is not user-friendly at all, and it's exhausting.

And I still feel this way, to an extent. And many features or lack thereof bug the hell out of me and make me question how I am going to function as a CV in the future.

However, there has been a game changer for me, and that was this journal: Thank You for Your Feedback on Eclipse!

Suddenly, it was proven to me that yes, our feedback is being heard and taken into account. Before that journal, I wasn't sure. I figured, well, maybe they'll hear us out, but they might disagree with us and thus ignore some of our requests. And of course, not all of my concerns were mentionned in that journal by Heidi, but some very significant ones were, and it is clearly noted that more updates like this are to come. So this gave me a lot of reassurance and hope.

In this journal I'd like to share with you some key issues I have with Eclipse, and if you agree, I'd like to ask that you also submit a feedback form on the issues, which you can find here.

Before I delve into my issues, I do want to take a moment and say that DeviantArt Staff members such as danlev, humblehills, Moonbeam13, Heidi and all the other people who have been working on Eclipse deserve so much love and support. I have never seen a website/online community care so much about what its users had to say. I have never seen the opportunity for members to be a part of a site update like this. You'll never see this happen on twitter, facebook, instagram, tumblr, 500px, etc. Think about how incredible this is? And these same staff members are spending hours day and night reading all of your journals and comments, replying to all your concerns. It's more than I could imagine handling. So they truly deserve all of our respect.

So with that being said, I am about to share some of my big concerns, but I want to make it clear there are also many things I love about Eclipse, and you should send Positive Feedback Forms for those too! To make sure the things you love stay, and make sure Staff know the value of something that was added to Eclipse!

Browsing Daily Deviations

Right now, when you go to the Daily Deviation page, you can only browse DDs one day at a time. This means to see more DDs, you have to click on the calendar and pick a new date, or click on the arrows. This is a very slow process. It makes it almost impossible to do Daily Deviation Highlight journals, especially ones for the entire year, as you would have to click on the arrow or calendar around 365 times.

I think a new system is absolutely necessary here. Perhaps the default being that you browse month by month, with the top of the page being "today" and an endless scroll OR "show more" option to go through the previous days of the month. 

Or, just keep things the way they currently are with Daily Deviations on Green DA (top of page is today and you scroll to see more days), with the OPTION of going to the calendar and picking a specific date if you want to.

OR give us the option in the calendar to pick multiple days, so for example I could pick all of the days in October and then I would see all of the DDs set in that month!

EDIT: I just saw that now when you click on a date to see DDs, it also shows you the previous day? Very weird...and not very logical. I assume this is something temporary as they keep toying around with the page maybe? It certainly makes no sense so that's all I can assume :P

If you agree, or have other suggestions on what could be done to fix this browsing DDs issue, please submit a form.

Daily Deviations vs Popular 24 hours

It's hard to describe just how discouraged I have been from scheduling DDs over the past couple of years. Having been a CV during the days of the footer, seeing the difference between then and now is depressing. I have to ask myself, why bother, when something only gets 100 new views. Sure it's better than nothing, but I don't think "better than nothing" was the point intended when creating DDs. 

I'd been hoping for months that "New DA" would bring about great change for DDs, but I'm not really seeing anything right now, so I'm hoping more will be done in the future.

Adding the Daily Deviations "tab" isn't enough - we had that for a while already in Green DA and it didn't make that much of a difference. Daily Deviations should be DA's front page. They are curated art intended to represent the DeviantArt community and inspire those who see them. What better thing could be placed on the front page? Popular in 24 hours has a bunch of horrific stuff in it that people hate (vore, inflation, art theft, etc). It can be a huge turn-off for new visitors of the site. DDs are quality ensured images from all galleries, sure to inspire new visitors to give DA a shot.

Aside from DDs, it would also make sense for the front page to have curated community events, so that people can have an easy way to find out what's going on in the community right now and what they can partake in.

If you agree with these points or have other suggestions related, please submit a form!

The Browsing/Tag system

I'm not really sure where to start here, because I think that this hasn't been finished yet, or at least I assume so. As of now, I don't see any difference between search and tags in Eclipse as compared to Green DA. But a few remarks...

We need more than 15 hashtags allowed per deviation. I believe Instagram lets you have around 30? Our work needs to be as easily findable as possible in this new gallery system, so 15 tags isn't enough for that on a site as big as DA.

We need to be able to search multiple tags at one time, easily and intuitively. Right now in Eclipse if I search "fashion" i get some recommended tags to add on, but that's not ideal. Ideally I could immediately upon doing my search, include multiple tags to be searched.

I also feel tags need to be promoted more. Why not have an option where a list of tags are suggested to you when browsing a category such as Photography? Or how about instead of having* to use the search bar, in the "Filters" list we get a little box where we can add tags as filters! That would be perfect. The problem I see is that you have two different search systems here, if I am browsing the Photography page and decide I want to fine tune my search to fashion, I have to scroll all the way up, search "fashion" and start from scratch with my browsing (because I will once again have to pick my filters for the word "fashion" by selecting photography, original work, etc). This isn't a fluid browsing experience. It feels fragmented and inconvenient. In Green DA it's fine because you have all the subcategories to pick from, but in Eclipse they're gone so we need an easy alternative. Adding tags as a filter onto your search, within the same page, without having to leave said page and re-filter your whole browsing would be helpful. I am sure there are many other ways to make the tag system more fluid and logical.

Have ideas? Agree with my suggestion? Please submit a form so we can possibly make these changes happen!

Adding Favourites 

Adding favourites is something I have a huge issue with in Eclipse. However, I'm trying to relax a bit because I'm fairly confident my issues are ones that are going to be fixed. Regardless, I'd like to share them here :)

Currently, you have to visit a Deviation's page to add it to your Favourites, in Eclipse. That is, if you don't want to just dump it into your Featured folder (which I never do as I do not use my Featured folder). Indeed, no more drag and drop in Eclipse. I personally think this is a bad move, because drag and drop encourages people to add Favourites due to just how easy and quick it is. Now, you have the famous "added clicks" I complain about in Eclipse, where something that used to be simple now requires more steps and time. I don't want to have to go to a Deviation's page every time I want to Fav something. It's tedious and makes adding Favourites a needlessly time consuming ordeal.

If drag and drop favs cannot be brought back, then we need there to be a drop down menu of all your favourites folders, available from the browse page (and from your Watch page when viewing group deviations etc), when you click on the 'star' icon. No need to go to a new page, just fav something to a specific folder, from the browse page, quickly and easily by pressing the star button which only favs something once you have selected which folder it should go to. 
Agree with my suggestion? Submit it as a form!


I don't even know where to begin with journals :D I can....somewhat get over there no longer beeing skins, even though I am sad because I customised myself a beautiful skin recently. I can also....sort of....get over there not being any CSS/HTML really. But there are a few issues that I cannot so easily get over.

Thumbnails are enormous in a way that is absolutely unnecessary. If I had one photo, it already takes up the whole journal page, which is ridiculous. I have the option to make grids, or 'masonry' and a couple of other things, but they barely make a difference in terms of size. How am I supposed to make the journals and do the projects I currently do, which often include 40-50 very small thumbnails, in Eclipse? The journal would be a never ending scroll page that would give you carpel tunnel just to get through! It's complete madness. 

If resizing thumbs is to stay gone, then we need the option to pick "small, medium or large" for our thumbnails. They can be auto sized by the system, I don't care. But I need to be able to have small thumbnails, otherwise, it seems clear that I will be abandoning most of my art features and projects, as nobody wants to scroll through a journal for 20 mins just to see all the images, and I cannot do them by only including a couple of images.

Furthermore, I'm not sure I understand why we no longer have the option to align our text? The presentation and visual appeal of a journal can be highly influenced by how it is aligned, it seems odd to no longer give us that option.

Headers: There needs to be an easy and intuitive way to add headers to your journal. Right now it isn't clear, I've seen people do it but I myself don't really know how, I guess the first image you include in the journal becomes a header? But this shouldn't be a guessing game, there should be a very clear header choice option. I've also seen that many end up blurry and pixellated despite their having good size so it not being an issue of resolution.

It also appears there is no auto-save? ....... need I explain the issue with that?

Also what is going to happen to all Green DA journals in Eclipse? Right now the way they look in Eclipse is pretty awful, will they all end up just being stripped of their skin automatically?

If you agree with my points and suggestions, send a form to express them as well!

Zooming on Deviations and Deviation sizes on the Deviation Page vs Browse Page

I have a huge issue with the whole zooming on Deviations in Eclipse. In Green DA, it's quick and easy, you just click on the deviation as many times as possible based on the resolution, to zoom in. The Deviation page is incredibly wide so this means you will only ever need to scroll down, and overall you get great visibility of the full view of said image on your screen.

In Eclipse, however, you get this tiny little box with a scrollbar. It gives me this crammed feeling, where i have to scroll both vertically and horizontally to see some images and in the end i never feel like i am getting the full view 'experience' of that artwork.

I would much rather we keep the current zoom system on Green DA, as I fail to see the value added of this tiny pop up box with a scrollbar. The pop up nature of it is odd, by the way. 500px has a "pop up" image system, but this works from the Browse page, it gives you a "quick view" of the photo you're looking at and the ability to quickly and easy comment on it. If that's what DA had done that'd be awesome. But this weird pop up on the deviation page to zoom, just no :( it also looks incredibly outdated/archaid in my opinion to have a pop up page like this with scrollbars, reminds me of early 2000 websites...

I also don't understand why the default size of deviations on the deviation page is soooo small. You go from these ginormous thumbnails on browse page, to a teeny tiny image (in comparison) on the deviation page. Shouldn't it be the opposite? You click on a deviation to see more of it, not less of it, and when browsing you just want a preview, not the huuuuge image taking up half the page.

Agree with me or have other points on this you'd like to share? Submit a form!

Message Centre - Groups

The message centre is confusing to me. I can filter the messages by "type" but some types don't work or make sense. "Mentions" isn't a thing in groups yet it still shows. When I click to look at comments, half of them show an error message saying that they are no longer available. I really don't enjoy no longer being able to see the number of comments on a backroom thread, also where do notes go?? They're just dumped into the "Activity" section from what I can see but there is no icon to help us differentiate what is a note, what is a backroom thread, what is something else. I think we really need little icons or some similar type of system to be shown on each message, so we can immediately know what it is. Because the Activity section shows a variety of things, it's not like the "comment" type where you obviously know everything you see is a comment.

Agree? Submit a form!

Message Centre - Feedback page

The feedback message centre page feels overwhelming and cluttered. Most of all, so much space is wasted. Boxes take up an enormous amount of space because of the preview thumbnail of the journal you were mentioned in, or whatever else. It seems the longer the deviant's message, the bigger the preview thumbnail of the journal or poll or whatever will become. Overall it's just not very appealing to have your message centre full of enormous boxes of mostly empty space.

Also, I really enjoy how for replies, your message the person is replying to is shown in a little quote box. However, I miss the current option where you can click to see the whole message thread (thus seeing ALL previous messages), here I don't appear to have any way of doing that, and I see that as a huge problem. Sometimes I need to be able to see the whole conversation, yet in this system I cannot unless I spend time manually looking for it on a journal or in a forum thread (which could take forever, forum threads have hundreds of messages in them). 

In other news, I'm waiting to hear what happens to the current saved messages we have in our message centres in Green DA, as mine have not transferred to the Eclipse Saved folder, and I definitely don't want them to be lost :D

If you agree with the points I've raised, share them in a feedback form!

Profile page cover images

I know they're aware of the issue....but I am still unable to get a cover image that isn't pixelated as hell, despite trying all sorts of different huge and small resolution images to see what happens.

Unbalanced profile pages

If you want to showcase numerous gallery and collection folders on your page, the left side of your profile will be quite long. Meanwhile, the right side has a lot let options for widgets to include, meaning you can't control the length, and in the end the left side of your page ends up being super long while your right side is super short. It'd be good to have the option to add folders to the right side as well so we can have a balanced profile page. Or at least have the option to add SOMETHING else to the right side, whatever it may be, to balance the lengths on each side.

If you agree, don't forget to fill a form on this!

The "Location" box

I haven't tested this out too much so maybe i'm missing something. But typically, when you have a location box for an image, it's a geo-tag type system that has a map integrated, and for example on Instagram it means if you click on the location given for an image, you get to see all images submitted with the same location named. But the Location box in Eclipse appears to just be a text box? Am I missing something? I can just type in the location of a photo in my description and it does the same thing :shrug:

Browsing Polls and Status posts

I really love that we can now browse polls and status posts, but I'd love for there to be a filter system for them. This might entail having to add filter options when we make status posts or polls, but I think it would be really helpful. I'd like to be able to browse polls or status posts by time posted, by popularity, by tag (in an intuitive way), etc. Otherwise, the page is just an overwhelming list of every stupid poll and status post something made to say "butts" and "I just ate a chicken sandwich".

Body Art, Sculpture and Street Art

I assume these are going to be removed, as they are incredibly arbitrary and it makes no sense to keep them while having deleted all other sub-categories. Not to mention it's confusing af.

Black vs White mode and Thumbwalls

I've heard from several people that both the black and white modes are too harsh on their eyes, suggesting maybe a grey be introduced. I've also heard that thumbwalls (the way thumbnails are displayed on the browse page etc) is a huge issue with people who have eye impairments like Astigmatism. I know forms have already been submitted regarding this, so I just want to further highlight it, it would be very unfair to make it impossible for thousands of people with eyesight issues such as Astigmatism to use DA. The solution also seems quite simple, just add more space between thumbnails!

Seeing a Deviant's Daily Deviations

Adding /dds to the url no longer works, and I don't see a link in peoples' Galleries leading to the users' Daily Deviations (like there is in Green DA) so I'm hoping this will be fixed? :)

Well, that's about all I can remember right now :) So I guess I'll stop here!

Overall, like I said previously, there are also several things I love about Eclipse, so please don't see this journal as an invitation to spew any hate or "this is the destruction of DA" comments.

But, if you can be respectful in your delivery, I would very much like to hear what you have to say about the points I've raised here, and any other points you may have regarding Eclipse?

*so yes, indeed, my journal title is clickbait, I very much am not on the bandwagon of 'this is the end of DA' nonsense ;)

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AuroraRave Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2019  New Deviant
I've just registered a new account and I can't switch off Eclipse from there. I can't turn back to old version. There's no page with points there. I can't trade llamas from there. 
They're going to remove points and llamatrade from Eclipse or what?
How could I sell my adopts for points from there if I can't even browse my points balance?
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree.. the thing is very labor-intensive and overcomplicated. It seems to be sized for people with 108inch screens!~.. I have a 15 inch laptop~...I tried a journal submit and was totally without clue how to do it.
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Can you not use my journal as a weird excuse to promote stuff? Hiding your comment.
RosePets Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
As you wish. I apologize.
YarrowStripe234 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I agree with everything 
And I just wanna say that they took away custom boxes
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Nakkurussu Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Even if the title is a bit too literal, it's got a lot of truth to it. Version 9 will most certainly be DeviantArt's downfall since they'll be getting rid of third party ads, without a place for hobbyists, barely anyone will pay for Core, and probably w lawsuit since the layout for profile pages is a little too much like ArtStation's, which ArtStation knows about already. Not enough money means they'll probably be forced to close down. 
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
clearly you didn't read my journal.
Nakkurussu Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
I have actually. This is just my own input.
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Tinselfire Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write what many people are probably thinking but few are saying.

The vitriol seen in the past few weeks over this issue has been baffling and discouraging - it has really not helped propel valid criticism - not only from a crowd I had feared existed but thus far expected Deviantart to have been spared, but of some that had been around for a long time. Perhaps worse yet, even among the civil correspondence have seen far too many actions that seem discourteous or petty in hindsight. A lot of things I have said myself in the past few weeks I wish I would never have had to say - and there are just as many things from people I know and expected better of that I wish I had not heard. But what is done is done.

There have been a lot of things about the launch that were undoubtedly intended to show openness and participation, but ended up causing a lot of confusion and suspicion instead. The staff's apparent unpreparedness to meet backlash or the anxiety of many users, the lack of coherent response from CVs, the despondency shown by some seniors... All of these things alone are harmless, and perhaps it is unrealistic to ask they could have been done differently, but together they have created a volatile soup. One where people's ability to act rationally is diminished, because the trust that others around them mean what they say and do is eroded.

I am not saying this to hold anyone accountable, because in all honesty, I too along with many others who have had a poor first impression of Eclipse and its launch are no less responsible for the problem; reagents to the catalysts. I only hope these things can be kept in mind and learned from for when the next change on a similar scale occurs - and it undoubtedly will - maybe ten or fifteen years from now.

The erosion of trust and sense of dismissal, especially for people who had never before Eclipse encountered the staff nor had incentive to be involved with aspect of the community, was completely unnecessary - but perhaps it was also inevitable. After all, nobody involved is more than human; and we can't exactly read each others thoughts.

I intend to do all that can be done to see that trust restored - if nothing else, starting with myself. But for many, it may be too late. And as much as I am loath to say it, seeing some of the vitriol left on the way out, I am not certain every loss makes the community poorer either. Time shall tell.

I agree with your point of giving DDs more space; indeed making the DD tab the front page default would perhaps not solve the issues of questionable content and overrepresentation of a handful of highly popular artists, it would perhaps render them moot. After all, they are curated by hand and have a minimum interval of six months.

Also, one of the few things in Eclipse I genuinely adore is the redesigned DD tag: It is a lot more discreet, perfect for viewers who may find the recognition to distract from the artwork itself, and for artists who may not be comfortable with having the names of other users listed along with their work - and the change from gold to neutral green reinforces that it is intended to be in recognition of being featured, rather than an obscure secret prize as some in the community seem to believe.

The only part that seems a step in the wrong direction is the names of suggesters are still listed in the tag tooltip, but no longer on the DD page proper. After all, suggesting works to be featured fills a function in the community that is rarely recognised: An official way to support artists one cannot offer technical advice - anyone has the chance to let the artists they admire be admired; and to be recognised for doing so. No longer showing suggesters automatically may remove some of the incentive for putting in the effort to suggest. But again, time will tell.

Must unfortunately agree that the message center is currently nearly unusable compared to the green site. The element size - everything in Eclipse is enormous - is and especially apparent issue there, and the lack of a sidebar menu and pagination options make handling a large number of feedback practically impossible.

I have submitted feedback on this - many people I know have specifically stated they will leave for other platforms if communication becomes more cumbersome through Deviantart - but I wonder if it is realistically possible to remedy these things. I have not been able to build a good mockup that adresses the issues; the feed format and pagination seem to be largely incompatible when multiple notification types are involved. But, I trust that the development team has a better idea how this may be accomplished.

There are still a large number of changes that seem to have yet gone unadressed which I fear may affect my own ability to use the site as well as I have - and what is worse, have heard many of the same concerns echoed. And at the same time, fear they are too deeply built into Eclipse to be adressed, and that the value focus on some parts of the site is something one will simply have to accept. But we shall see. In either case, not intending to go anywhere.

rotane Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Professional
BigClaudia Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Suggestion about DA eclipse by BigClaudia
i left a layout suggestion 
Username-91 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer

What worries me most is liking someone's comments and unlocking plenty of features that were available for subscribers only. I've heard that all users will finally have the ability to change their username. I don't like this idea because most users give money only to change their username. Another stuff, which I dislike, is the liking of someone's comments. Seven years ago, many profiles appeared that used scripts and programs to increase the number of visitors, favorites, badges, and watchers. Some of the profiles offered to do that for points and money. Imagine what will happen when they allow this voting up someone's comment in eclipse. Robotic accounts will abuse this, and in this way, they will earn much cash. We already have issues with them for abusing these features I mentioned. We don't need another issue, which the Administration cannot handle it well. To be honest, they never bothered with these robots who are abusing these features I mentioned. No matter how much we report them, they always mark our reports as invalid.

LilySweetySnek Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They never said anyone would be able to change their usernames. Nor on the preview site, nor in its faq. It'd be more of an assumption, what you've heard...
Username-91 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist Filmographer
It would be fair to have a visitor widget and polls unlocked. That would be enough for us non-subscribers.
LilySweetySnek Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Polls are for non core members too in Eclipse. Dunno for the visitors one though.
Username-91 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm aware of polls. They made them available in Eclipse. I forgot to mention that part.
WDWParksGal-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
 To continue the conversation started at WDWParksGal I had a chance to read this carefully, along with the other journals you highlighted. I agree wholeheartedly with everything you pointed out. When the most glaring issues are fixed, perhaps it will make Eclipse easier to use. I hope so, because I like the clean, organized look of it. I just want to be able to use skins!

I have astigmatism in both eyes, so I understand the issues with the glaring colors of black or white. A gray would be a good solution. The black is very nice (do not like the white at all), but I could do without the eye strain.

Some people like to make a big production out of everything instead of sitting back and really thinking about their positions prior to leaving a comment. In the age of Twitter where people can feel compelled to say whatever dang thing crosses their minds at that second, instead of thinking it through, some people have a propensity to yell, snap, argue, accuse, proclaim, etc. their not fully formed opinions when their feathers get ruffled. Geesh. I just want to retort, "people, calm down already and think about this before going over the edge". :roll:

Thank you for taking the time to point all of this out. You brought up things I hadn't noticed yet!
Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018   General Artist
I personally am looking forward to the new interface when the things are worked out since it looks so much more professional that maybe I'd start putting my dA back on my business cards. It looks like a hip version of behance almost. Did you notice if the mass uploading works the same or is it going to be different? That feature is super important to me and the stock folks. 
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Good question I have no idea! I've never used mass uploading :/ Tagging Moonbeam13 as I'm sure she'll have an answer!
Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018   General Artist
thank you, I'm sure Danie does :D
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there:)

If you're referring to using, it should work the same :)

~ Danie
Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018   General Artist
Vyolain Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As in, for everyone?? Not only for testing. <3 SOMEONE PLEASE RESPOND!
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
There is currently no official full launch date, we are still very much in the Beta and debugging phase but stay tuned to hq for information :)
Vyolain Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay thank you so much! It was really helpful!
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!
Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner Edited Nov 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
First off, this is a great journal entry and very detailed. Thank you for your time and caring for our community. :heart: We've chatted briefly before. It always seems to be  under circumstances of duress, lmao! This is what I shared in Tanya's page, though I haven't had the pleasure of any exchanges with her, chatting with her or knowing her before all of this. :heart: copy/pasted: There is never an excuse for abusive language or threats, ever and I'm sorry it has spiraled into that. I'd like to share though my thoughts that people are lashing out because they had their hopes up they were finally heard only to have this rolled out and forced on them instead of dealing with the issues that have been plaguing this site for so long. I, personally have invested hundreds and hundreds of dollars here every year and was soooo excited to have this new eclipse come rolling out. I think many were really excited and looking forward to it... and it would look something like this: My version of DeviantART EclipseThe moment I tested DeviantART Eclipse, I was dissapointed as a result. 
My main reasons are presented in this journal.

For the past two days I've been trying to come up with an idea about how the site's layout update should be.

DeviantArt Suggestions regarding the Core members' benefits:DeviantArt
Bullet; Green  Core members should have the ability to customize their background image or colors.
Bullet; Green  The number of Custom boxes should be 20 instead of 10 for Core Members.
Bullet; Green The site should promote the art of the people who pay more compared to how it's been promoted now.
Bullet; Green Access to all of the
while going into the core of what has been a problem with so many people for so many years, which has become an epidemic, with people fleeing DA like rats on a sinking ship... People really want value for their money, they want to be heard, considered, responded to in a timely manner and want to feel a part of the community yet the corporate approach, disenchanting, removing the individual, the sense of belonging or being cared about has become more and more so. The main company is making huge profits off the views, which is why they still have massive porn here.... ala DeviantPorn side hub... (and it's always right out on the main page of the site too or when you are searching for stocks) views equals money. :( (Sad)  The backlash is a build up that, despite the violence, which is never an option, is, again, a natural consequence of creative people being shoved into a rabbit hole of conformity for years and years. :( (Sad) They also allow an outright Nazi here who actively recruits... There are vulnerables here, children and this is prime territory for the vulnerable.  I don't know you and I'm not meaning to come across nasty. These are my feelings and I hope you take them as that and not accusations. Heart

Edit: note: if you would like link to the first porn that showed up from my first light scrolls on my mouse while trying out the Eclipse the 3rd time off the main page, let me know and I'll send it to you privately. I don't want to give such any more publicity than necessary. This also goes for the actively recruiting Nazi here that tried to recruit me. Blessings to you. :heart:
PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018
I didn't even try it out yet because I had a feeling I'd hate it. :shrug: 
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Well that's not really the best way to see things :P Try it out with an open mind and see how you feel then :)
PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018
If we have the option to switch back, which it sounds like we do, then I will give it a try.
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
yes you can switch back :)
Lyricanna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed on DDs; that drove me batty when I was still a CV.  Hundreds, sometimes thousands of views a day reduced to 300 or less was disheartening as hell.

Also glad that lit previews are on their list because they're rather dismal right now.
devduck01 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic journal...very detailed..thanks for all the effort :)
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you enjoyed it! :)
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I guess if there are issues with sizing images in journals, then the issue of what happens to critiques is a bit like a mosquito bite on a gunshot victim. I've been losing energy for dA over the last year, putting in more than I've been getting, and I don't have the energy for darama. Hopefully they listen. They just mustn't change the T&C's.
Tinselfire Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018

For a moment there, thought your avatar was a private photo of Seiji Miyaguchi.

It's the chin.

AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I just learned a thing. I try to stay on the other side of the camera!
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh btw I asked and critiques that have been made in the past will be turned into comments!
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool - thanks for asking.
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm confused, the site's name isn't going to change :)
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahahah no, the name isn't going to change, at least unless this is some secret that's about to be revealed or something :XD: but i highly doubt it
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Eclipse is the name of the version we aren't renaming the site. We are DeviantArt. 
LindArtz Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, good to know!   ... I hid those comments least they cause more confusion. ^ ^  Thanks! :heart:!
Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018   Photographer
That clickbait title, Nina :giggle: I was like "NINA WTF??" when I saw it LOL. I definitely agree on some of these points. Overall, I love a lot of the aesthetic changes and I just need a few of the functional ones to be fixed. I am actually pretty confident that at least some of them will be ironed out though!
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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. We’ve 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 you’re 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, it’s clear there are certain areas of Eclipse that are leaps and bounds ahead of the “green site.” It’s 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. We’re 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.We’re also in the process of exploring other ways you can customize your Profile.We’ll be sharing tips and varied examples of ways you can really customize Profiles. In the meantime, here’s one example of how @katy-l-wood is testing Eclipse’s 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. We’d 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 won’t be complete for many months. We’ll 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, we’ve seen concerns about Feedback needing improvement as a whole. For example, deviants report it’s cumbersome to remove notifications and it’s hard to remove notifications in bulk. We’ll 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.” We’re 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 didn’t make it into the Beta version of Eclipse, it’s 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 isn’t a complete list. It represents our first step at addressing some of your top concerns and we’ll 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 who’ve produced really thorough Eclipse reviews:

Re: Eclipse by @rotane Eclipse by @katy-l-wood Review of Eclipse + Suggestions @nominee84 @senshistock’s video and documentEclipse Glimpse and Thoughts by @lexidus @taitrochelle’s 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, we’ve filed numerous bugs and our developers are working on them continually.

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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 Group’s 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 comment’s 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: 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
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 we’ll be further discussing how you’ll be able to customize and personalize your profile in Eclipse. We’ve been gathering and sorting your feedback, including the top ways you use Custom Box, and we’ll be reviewing it in these brainstorm sessions. We will have more to share soon!

In the meantime, we’re still working on other customization features already in the design stages, including editing your bio and custom cropping of your profile header art. We’ve seen some creative ways people are featuring single deviations on their profile (for example, see @ellysiumn and @katy-l-wood’s profiles), and we’re working on the ability to more-easily feature a single deviation on your profile.

Here’s this week’s 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 “I’m 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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Feature journals by Mocris

Eclipse Change Log: April 3, 2019In this week’s 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, we’ve reduced thumbnails 75% of their original size. We’re 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 we’ve 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 formHaven’t received access to Eclipse yet? Join our waitlist today! Eclipse is steadily rolling out to deviants, so we’d love for you to start exploring the next phase of DeviantArt!
What's Next for Eclipse: FeedbackLate 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 FeedbackNew NavigationYou 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.One-Click RemoveA popular request from several Beta Testers! With one, easy click of a mouse you can tidy up Feedback to your exact liking. Multi-Remove & Multi-SaveEnjoy 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 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 Be kind and show them some love or ask them a question if you have any!...
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. It’s where we go to discover what’s new amongst who we follow, and get inspired by things we’re 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. We’ve decided to make the Watch page dedicated solely to Watch – so you’ll no longer see the tabs for “Watch”, “Feedback”, and “Notes”. As soon as you’re on Watch, it’ll be just that – everyone and everything you watch! Here are some related updates we’ll be introducing to you all soon:New NavigationNo more multi-clicks or dropdowns to get to the content you want to see. You’ll 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 you’re there! (Cameo appearances from: @ekud, @cochalita, @aenea-jones, @samanthadoodles, @cassielink, @tanyasimpson, & @mrs-durden!)Multi-Remove & Multi-SaveA popular request from Beta Testers! We’ve 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!

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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 week’s change log, we’re 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, you’re 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 we’ve 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: 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, we’ll 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.

We’ve 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 we’re currently looking into the issues that you’ve 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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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 what’s in store for 2019.

As a reminder, we’re 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 won’t 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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BETA TEST: DeviantArt Eclipse

As you may know, DeviantArt has been long working on a big update of our site and overall user experience. It’s been over a year of brainstorms, planning, research, interviews, testing, and more, and now we’re gearing up for a full Eclipse!

The time has finally come: we’re 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 it’s 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 What’s New

We can’t 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 you’ve 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 you’d 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 — we’d 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!It’s 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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Eclipse Change Log: March 27, 2019In this week’s change log, we’re 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 they’ve 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 haven’t added one yet.Improved performance of browse and search pages.In addition to these updates and bug fixes are smaller improvements we’ve 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!Haven’t received access to Eclipse yet? Join our waitlist today! Eclipse is steadily rolling out to deviants, so we’d love for you to start exploring the next phase of DeviantArt!


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