Eclipse Change Log: November 27, 2019
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In 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!

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Change Log

  • Added an "edit" button next to your tagline/real name for easy edit access.
  • Clicking on a Deviation title in the Feedback dropdown would opens the Deviation page within the actual dropdown.
  • Thumbnails in Watch would sometimes not be clickable on iPads.
  • The "Add Media" option was not accessible on Mobile Web.
  • Updated the design of hovering over art on the Daily Deviations page.
  • The watch page would freeze in some rare cases of navigating between pages.
  • Shrunk the size of header images on Journals on Mobile Web.
  • Various minor design updates.
  • Fixed issue where searching for an emoticon would just display popular emoticons after you scroll through the first initial search results.
  • The "Change Your Password" page has now been redesigned in Eclipse.

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In addition to these updates and bug fixes are smaller improvements we’ve made as we continue to develop larger features in Eclipse.

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1925devianT's avatar
1925devianTHobbyist General Artist

:devart:

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legorulez49Professional Digital Artist
Let me just go on record and say that yes, deviantArt has the right to change the layout

However, there's a saying that many people don't think about; just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

Example: Super Smash Bros Ultimate comes out with an update patch that completely removes the Final Smashes. And the excuse Sakurai would have is "I did it because I felt like it"

Example 2: Disney decides to remove Mickey Mouse's gloves and have them be bare hands as the "permanent design". And Disney's excuse would be that "they felt like it because it was too old"

Do you know how many people stopped using Skype when they stopped letting you use "the old UI"? The user percentage dropped tremendously because people did not want to update to the new design that takes away features.

We do not want the eclipse to look like the classic layout. We want to keep the classic layout.

Do you hear us, deviantArt staff?
TheSpiritOfSpirits's avatar
TheSpiritOfSpiritsHobbyist Digital Artist

Things are looking good! Although can we have the ability to pin comments as kaisernero121 said? Thanks.

Exzenn's avatar
ExzennHobbyist General Artist

Statuses on profiles stop loading after a certain point. It'd be great to have that fixed, or at least make pagination available so I can access my older posts, thanks.

XenoCreations's avatar
XenoCreationsHobbyist General Artist
"Fixed issue where searching for an emoticon would just display popular emoticons after you scroll through the first initial search results."
So that's why all I got was shitty popular icons when trying to search for something relevant. Thanks for fixing that devs! DeviantArt 
Acraiya's avatar
AcraiyaHobbyist General Artist

will you be adding a commission widget to eclipse soon? i'm kinda waiting for it

Daemon-Illusionum's avatar
Daemon-IllusionumHobbyist Digital Artist

There's kinda a whole tab of your profile dedicated to it now. xD What do you need a widget for?

Acraiya's avatar
AcraiyaHobbyist General Artist
 i'd prefer to have the widget so it's easier for people to see instantly. I like the separate tab for organization sake, but i'd also like the widget back 
Daemon-Illusionum's avatar
Daemon-IllusionumHobbyist Digital Artist

Why not use a custom section then?

Acraiya's avatar
AcraiyaHobbyist General Artist
People can’t send points to a custom section
Daemon-Illusionum's avatar
Daemon-IllusionumHobbyist Digital Artist

That's true. But you can give people an overview of your commissions right on your landing page, and have em link to the specific commission. I think that's what the commssion widget does anyway? It's a workaround, but it might be your only option. ^^'

ScalyFlower's avatar

On the profile ?

Acraiya's avatar
AcraiyaHobbyist General Artist
yah
GETSX's avatar
GETSXHobbyist Digital Artist
I have already deceived you for a couple of billion and I am bored of deceiving you further. You are slaves. My. I play you. Boredom.
GETSX's avatar
GETSXHobbyist Digital Artist
Guys, finally make normal categories, and don't dance on tags.

To avoid misunderstanding:

Categories:
 this is where I put my work (and I myself know best where to put it). There is only one category for each work, in the Eclipse they are catastrophically lacking. Copy from Legacy. Don't try to do 2+ categories for one work!!! It will be a complete failure, verified. Just believe me. Let them indulge in tags, if anyone needs it.

Tags:
 these are such figovin's (rus slang, emm... thingummy's?) in which you can write anything. For promotion, for example. To search, they are also not very, a lot of garbage.

Example: tags "art" and tutorial "are made to a photo of a naked girl placed in the category of photo/and so on...

P.S. I'm waiting to see the statistics. Until I saw her at all

P.P.S. I don’t have a button “Give Your Feedback”, and my girlfriend doesn’t use it. And uses my account "because it is more convenient."
I don't use Eclipse because as a year ago it was a beta version, and still remains a beta version.

Do you guys need a normal beta tester? Perplexed by what is happening, let's say so.
Because I know that you are aimed at "fucking up all the polymers" (russian slang: make a lot of money fast at the expense of others)

whovianmiss's avatar
whovianmiss Digital Artist
Your 'select all' in watch isn't working properly. First it wasn't working, now it's just gone.
And not all your comments are showing up in Eclipse either. Ex: It may say 25 comments only 16 or so is showing up and their not hidden. I think something is wrong with both? Shrug 
wotawota's avatar
wotawotaHobbyist Digital Artist
Hello again and as always thank you for constantly improving this site - The Art Community!

Although, sadly, I still prefer good old "classic" site.

IMHO, there are still some bigger problems and a lot of little things to be improved...
/e.g. option to easily use small graphics via :thumb_:, :icon_:, :dev_: and/or "Add Media"; simpler way to fave and organize art in folders; clearer and better arranged page for members communication (Notifications); all pages with more balanced elements sizes and spaces; etc., etc., etc.
Generally speaking, more options to users please!
Daemon-Illusionum's avatar
Daemon-IllusionumHobbyist Digital Artist

You can add thumbnails by pasting the deviation link. Alternatively, you can use the add image icons. To add a persons icon, click the smiley face, switch to the avatars tab and search for the person. To mention someone, type @, start the username and a list will show up that lets you select the person you want to mention.

Not sure if that's exactly what you meant, but I hope it helps. Or were those the ways you found more complicated than the old options?

wotawota's avatar
wotawotaHobbyist Digital Artist

My previous comment was created in old DA version. Now I try in Eclipse...

Evergreen
Green TEAm Follower

Well, I tried "Add Gallery" and the result is really not satisfactory for me...

Daemon-Illusionum's avatar
Daemon-IllusionumHobbyist Digital Artist

Yea, that's what I meant. It kinda works, but especially for small stuff, like stamps, not really. xD If I'm not mistaken, better display of small images, like stamps and pixelart, are on their to-do list.

wotawota's avatar
wotawotaHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, I heard they will work on it...
Sizes are general problem in Eclipse ... e.g. icons in area "See More by _" are terribly enlarged :(
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