Artwork: Eidetus Jungle by Farkwhad
DeviantArt is a visual site — and now it's a bit more visual! When you share a link to a deviation in a comment, it'll automatically be displayed as a thumbnail (with the option to switch back to a link).
This feature has been available to Core Members for a while, but it's in the best interest of the community to make it available to all members. We feel that all artists should be able to represent art as art, rather than just a text link.
In addition, artists whose deviations are mentioned will receive a message in your Notifications, so you'll now know when others are referring to your art.
TIP: If you prefer to share a link, just hover over the thumbnail and tap the "Link" button.
Here are just a few examples on how you can use
January 11, 2017
As I'm sure you're all aware of by now, there have been some updates to the way gallery/fav look and operate. I'd hope that it's not too much of a shock to most of you, as this layout was announced all the way back in June of 2015 and launched to everyone for the main browse pages in May of 2016. We've been slowly adding this Torpedo grid everywhere deviations are displayed and this is just the next step in that process.
That being said. It can take some getting used to and some things have changed. I've noticed some questions circling and thought I'd take a stab at answering them.
Why can't I
Over the past months, DeviantArt has been testing enhancements to the site's thumbnail grid. Initially announced last year, and followed by multiple rounds of testing, optimization, bug fixes, and improvements to load times, we're now proud to announce that the new thumbnail grid is available to everyone. The new grid is also available on mobile Web.
Before and after designs on the desktop site
One of our core goals for the new grid was to fill your screen with more art. The current grid leaves uneven or irregular gaps between images, and our new grid maximizes scre