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Please view THE V4 WELCOME GUIDE for a walk through of our new features!

deviantART v4 is dedicated to our beloved senior members, in celebration of deviantART's 4th birthday. For you we build tools, with you we change the world!

One exact year after the launch of v3, v4 delivers some of the punch you've been missing. But first lets take a moment to reminisce:

:bulletred: One year ago, the deviantART community received an average of 2.6 million page views per day.
:bulletgreen: Today we average 8.2 million!

:bulletred: One year ago, deviantART had just reached 2 million submissions of art.
:bulletgreen: Today we have surpassed 7 million and counting. (Seen dynamically on the front page!)

:bulletred: Four years ago, we made a promise to our senior members that we would build a community that would inspire artists and pave new roads for an entire generation of creators.
:bulletgreen: Today we promise to deliver. Today marks the beginning of a new ERA for the artist, and deviantART will bring you there.

Those who were lucky enough to have been here in the magical days of deviantART v1 remember the feeling of a small, robust community full of skill, creativity and love. With the massive growth of deviantART this love has been partially lost in the rampage of growth. deviantART v4 (Fournando) is the virus that attacks the heart of this problem with the following features:

:pointr: deviantART Chat (BETA) - Powered by dAmn

Created by the brilliant mind of Andrew McCann mccann (founder/creator of the Sonique MP3 Player) the deviantART Messaging Network (dAmn) has been used (for starters) to run deviantART Chat - a fully dynamic chat environment modeled after Internet Relay Chat (IRC), requiring no plug-ins (Just Windows, a current browser and Flash 5 or above) that is native to HTML. This means you can easily share art, movies, websites, music utilizing EMBED, IFRAME and much more!

Be the founder of your own chat room, invite your favorite artists and friends, customize your settings and feel the feeling of a small, cozy community once more!

Honorable plug for spot who saw this one coming from far away & even code named it "dAmn" almost a year ago.

Note: dAmn is in BETA - this means it is not complete, it is not 100% stable and it is not fully tested! dAmn v1 is coming soon we are actively developing. You may notice intentional disconnections and other such things, but your rooms and your settings will always be saved.

:pointr: deviantART v4 skin & :new: Navigation - Powered by the King of Spain

Designed by the infamous Pachunka (with slight inspiration for initial design from yours truly :ninja: and help from jark), the v4 skin has been crafted for fast browsing, ease of use and pure community sex appeal. Pachunka has worked his fingers to the bone, from two countries, wirelessly in cars & boats, endlessly clicking away at the near perfection that is this skin. Every detail and aspect has been thought out to it's fullest; and what is missing is "just still being built."

Without pach, who passed out on his keyboard just four hours ago and woke up to put in some final touches, v4 would not have been possible.

:pointr: Redesigned Message Center

Tabbed, for your pleasure. The new deviantWATCH provides the newest and most advanced mechanism ever created to keep you in the center of your very own devious universe. Messages, deviantWATCH and Notes have been merged in to one central location along with deviantART Announcements to keep you up to date on all happenings.

Respect to iMike for implementation of my design and jark for his help in fixing my flaws. About iMike - It is a pleasure to finally work together, it was something we've always wanted to see happen and deviantART is very fortunate to have his talent. With his experience co-running ModBlog and DeskMod there is no telling what the future holds. Welcome aboard! Give this guy a warm and devious welcome: iMike

:pointr: Coming Soon ...

As not to confuse folks with too many new features, this is only a part of the v4 launch. We have held a few items back which you should look forward to in this order:

:bulletgreen: The Basic Print Program managed by spot will bring you loads of deviantDOLLARS!

:bulletgreen: GROUPS managed by spyed is a project I've wanted to see completed for over two years. It is the ultimate weapon in making this community feel like home again.

:bulletgreen: Journal & Groups Phase II mananged by jark will take deviantART to all new heights, enabling artists and art groups to make deviantART a permanent home.

It's time to start a dAmn party!
:party: :cake: deviantART is officially 4 years old today!!! :cake: :party:

Join us in #devart or #deviantart or #devious or #fella - we'll be there with bows on. jark :jark: will follow up with our yearly prizes during the course of the day, watch your hot topics.

P.S. Enjoy no ads for a few days!

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VirtualMayor Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
dAmn XD
ShadowoftheMoon138 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Browsing the timeline.....
phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Maang Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Student Photographer
Funny- 5 years later, Groups still haven't gotten off the ground yet.
Pachunka Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
How 'bout now? :eyes:
furryomnivore Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004
question --- where can we see the flash that played on the opening of v4?
AlviNem Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
:headbang: for DA!!! IT ROCKS!!!
CrazeeAce Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Sandmand Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004  Professional General Artist
Amata-Damita Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
rasice Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
flick25 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004   Writer
it was awesome! i loved it!!! ;)
cmhawke Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
designostart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
grat news
I wish I could be a suscriber
LiQuiD1903 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
Exonerate Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
erm.. yeah
Death-Stryke Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2004   Photographer

Well, haven't been here too long, justy long enough to make a couple of submissions and that's it.

But wow, reading the first post, this place has come a HELL of a long way!
djdouglas Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2004
wow. you guys are on top of it. :thumbsup:
dischordia Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2004   Photographer
Okay, first off... great job to the crew who worked hard on this site. I know it's not easy to throw all of this stuff together. Second, Happy Birthday to DA. Third... people!! If you have a problem with DA, don't use it! I, and I'm sure many other people, would appreciate if you would stop whining about trivial things. Another thing, I don't think the skin takes away from the art, because, increasingly, people here don't know what "art" is. So you deal with those people first and then complain about the skins. Sadly, the demise of true art (and apparently spelling and grammar) is at hand. Fix the attitudes, kids. Then get back to me when you've stopped complaining.
fRo-zEn- Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2004
=) congrats!
vampireguinea Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2004
im im confused
katysuebee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2004
I love it
and and and I love what you've done with your hair
Nightglider Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2004  Hobbyist Filmographer
oO hoooooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ????????????????????????????
redred Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2004
Happy bday DA!
I love version four!!!!!
lucifer217 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004
has anyone seen my pencil?
LuthienNumenesse Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004  Student General Artist
adultswimviewer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004
Stop confusing me!
adultswimviewer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004
Stop confusing me!
shayeanney Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004
hi this shayeanney here and hi
kilayla Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004
though I dislike v4, still congrats to DA ^^
pOintLessForeVer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
TH1SMSS Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
lol cool
bezman Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
very cool i like the changes
mike-the-vile Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
I've finally taken to the new changes I think.

You are all wonderful. :)
draven-mors Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004
dory-128 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004
m4ck Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer

ty 4 all devart
FernandoXD Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004
Ok here we go!!!

I don't know the English be cause I'm from Ecuador...:)

But I'll try learn
chaoman Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004  Professional General Artist
nice. 4 years.
CJFinnegan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
The color scheme isn't all that different, just brighter, which is easier on my poor old :eyes:. :dance: :mwahaha: :boogie: Haven't tried the other new features yet, so I'll reserve :judge:ment on them for now.
duoheerolover Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004
yeah V4 awsome. Can we hurry and add a delete to the comments and stuff... I have tons of messages...x__x I loving the new features though...
luck22 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004   Photographer
god damn! v4 is great. i like the new features:) keep up:devart:
little-miss-me Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004
woooo yay go team DA keep up the good work

lovin it :D :party:


Let me be your last breath...
XGavVanDamX Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004

So very active now.
dead-poet Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2004
Happy belated birthday to DA! And kudos on the new skin and such. :)
kaurukamiya Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2004   Writer
Looking forward...:pc:
KeikoRayne Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2004
Intresting... possibly... :tux:
Sally13 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2004
Cool...Strip Party! mean....
gotta go!
Busy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2004   Interface Designer
I like the new DA except for all the people arguing about who REALLY understands what art means, and who has a subscription and who doesn't, and who posts art and who doesn't, and who likes anime and who doesn't, and who REALLY knows how the site should be set up. And... um...

Never mind, I like the new site. There's still lots of good art and peoples here too. Bonus!
Gothic-Angel90 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2004
:mangapunksai: :headbang: :clap:
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