Some things i'd love to own!
Some things i'd love to own!
deviantART Eclipse: Beta Testing First Log 11/14/2018 9:34 PM EST (GMT -5)
First EDIT 11/15/2018 7:20 PM EST
Trying to figure out Eclipse... It's great looking, but only HALF functioning, and what IS working, is pretty.... Cumbersome thus far. In particular:
When you want to type out a dA emoticon, it auto-completes - so if you want to type " --> First you type " paranoid: ", then go back and add the colon at the beginning. If you don't - you end up with this instead: EDIT; 11/15/2018 7:11 PM EST The emoticon issue typing them out ALSO means that if you do manage to successfully type the emoticon you want, and then want to change your mind - OR you typed the wrong one, and now you want to delete it... You actually must highlight the character space on both 'sides' of the emoticon, to then hit backspace key to delete it. Then you can try again. You cannot simply backspace to delete the emoticon typed in error. You cannot drag a deviation into a particular collection. AND it doesn't 'show' it's in the collection you selected right away. AND it puts everything you've put into a collection, also into your "Featured". EDIT: 11/15/2018 7:15 PM EST Reverting back to "old" mode, you can verify that yes - ALL of those favorited deviations are NOW sitting securely in the generic "favorites"/FEATURED folder - and may also show in the individual collections, but they go in BOTH places at the very least. The deviantART Mobile app also does this by default, but it has a checkmark radio button in the app - for you to UNCHECK the default folder each time you +fav a deviation - BEFORE you leave the screen. When you log into desktop version from the app, it's the way you want it. Going backward (browser, and to lesser extent the "Return to WATCH" hyperlink in top left corner). Brings you to the main window of previous tab/page. Did I click into a deviation? Now I wanna go back to the full list of all 7 deviation someone posted earlier today? NOPE, Now I'm going back to the Watcher main page, then back into "See All", then back to that deviant/"See All", and now - can see everything they posted again.
This is actually true for ALL of the functions where back/forward are something you'd do. EDIT: 11/15/2018 7:18 PM EST
Let's add the "ENTER" function when creating a post or journal. It automatically page up/page move - when you do so. There's no such thing as TAB, or ENTER in this form. You must be VERY careful on how you type, or else you will just make the page jump around. Example? Composing this edit paragraph I hit enter... Then used the space bar to indent since no TAB. Page jumped, the entered line I made disappeared, and then I had to re-ENTER to get the extra space back, to separate my paragraphs.
Front page. I don't need a Carousel gallery AND my "forced" display gallery (you can't hide and it show something else, like your Wishlist, etc).. There's no need to display TWO galleries on the front page, in two different formats - when the gallery button is so easily seen and accessible (and attractive I might add). Speaking of "forced" display gallery... CUZ WHY?! Why do I HAVE to display one of those 4-5 gallery types?! I LOVE the the carousel gallery. I want that to stay. But instead of having a forced display gallery as well under and to the right - I want my Wishlist, or other widgets. AND if I want more than one carousel gallery, I want them to display in-line in rows. Last thing for now... Once you've done it... It's difficult to tell what you've actually done, and locate it again <i>(specifically, as it pertains to +fav'ing deviations and putting them in specific collections, etc..)</i>. Nothing in managing deviations (message center) is easy, with lots of extra clicks. Which is in stark contrast to how smooth and simple the home page is.
NEW ITEM: 11/15/2018 7:26 PM EST (GMT -5)
If you reply to any comment at all, in the "new" version, the OLD comments still show up in your message center when you revert. Like you never even replied. It's like... Not all of the data goes to both sets of servers. So just because it's that way below, does NOT mean it is also that way above.
NEW ITEM: 11/15/2018: 7:36 PM EST THE JOURNAL.... 1. IF you compose a journal in ECLIPSE - you CANNOT EDIT it in "Old Mode".... You can ONLY edit it while you are in ECLIPSE mode. 2. ALSO, like converting HTML/CSS to RTF in a journal editor - be prepared for any and all CSS/Code, paragraph breaks, line spaces, etc - to be ALL FUBAR. When you compose in ECLIPSE, it does NOT translate perfectly back and forth between old and new. Keeping your journal "formatted" the way you want in terms of copy - is going to be a challenge. This includes doing the " pointr: " trick to get it to display the right emoticon - and then when you publish - seeing it do the " " emoticon anyways. It ALSO doesn't like to SAVE the line breaks you add in - AND it looks like CSS doesn't work AT ALL for journals. OMG... The formatting is SO FUCKED UP when you view it in "OLD" mode.... It just... Condenses your copy and does whatever the fuck it wants... hahaha.... 3. When composing this journal, if I have a line break below, but I click a line above to edit - even though I haven't told it to delete anything, it removes the line break I entered in below.