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In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New

New Deviation Page Testing

Deviation pages are one of the most visited areas of deviantART. With hundreds of millions of deviations to view, and 65 million people browsing the site each month, we want to ensure that navigating deviation pages is as seamless as possible, allowing visitors to get the most of their viewing experience.

Powered by data and feedback from our logged-out tests, we're now ready to test new vs. old deviation pages to deviantART's logged-in audience. Testing two similar, yet different, versions of our deviation page will allow us to gather information and effectively compare which version performs better and is better received by the community.

The New Profile Tabs

As part of an initiative to make deviantART more user-friendly and clearer, tabs on the Profile Page have received a visual and functional uplift!

The tabs on Profile Pages (Gallery, Prints, Favourites, and Journal) have been visually improved for consistency, cleanliness, and an overall up to date appearance. Navigation elements have been moved to the left column of the page, and the placement of major elements of each tab have been aligned so that the transition from one tab of one's Profile to another is more smooth, natural, and clean.

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New Journal Category Tree

In our continuous quest to improve the deviantART experience, we have made some changes to the Journal categories that have resulted in a much more condensed and simplified group of selections. The simplification of categories will make the Journal submission process even easier, and make it easier to browse and find Journals you love.

The old category tree was trying to be too specific, which in turn made it tough to find the right category to submit to. The new categories are meant to be clearer, broader, and more inclusive. Starting today, all existing Journals will be migrated to the new category tree.

Visual Uplift to deviantART muro

DeviantART muro has received a visual uplift! The tools have been visually redesigned to look more sleek and clean, while still encompassing the familiar look and feel of deviantART muro itself, and elements of the interface have been toned down to help bring focus to your artwork.

Change Log

  • A curse word in a style sheet title caused the site to be blocked by some overzealous security systems. Fixed by dt
  • When browsing a deviant's Gallery by category, there was no way to browse subcategories. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Some visual issues would occur on Profile Pages on the mobile website. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The +Watch button did not work in Internet Explorer 8. Fixed by szlosek
  • Users were unable to purchase 1-month subscriptions through PayPal. Fixed by sgrahamUK
  • The DeviantMEETs category did not allow .PNG files. Fixed by iconocrash
  • The "Remove from Messages" button on deviation pages did not always work when on touch devices. Fixed by fartprincess
  • When viewing Prints, changing the aspect ratio would not update the preview image. Fixed by helloandre
  • Pagination was missing for the "Who Faved this?" modal on the mobile website. Fixed by muteor
  • The total given for the number of deviations displaying on the last page of a Browse or Search result would be incorrect. Fixed by helloandre
  • If the first item in a stack in the Message Center said "This Deviation is no longer available", deleting the full stack would not work. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • For a brief period, Scheduled Submit would not submit deviations at the time scheduled. Fixed by randomduck
  • When viewing an RSS feed for Journals, it would contain non-Journal deviations. Fixed by kemayo
  • Browsing using the "Next" and "Previous" buttons wasn't working in some instances for logged out visitors. Fixed by shahyarg

DeviantArt muro

  • Drawings in comments would default to having white backgrounds instead of transparent backgrounds. Fixed by mudimba
  • deviantART muro was broken for deviants using Safari 5 for a short period. Fixed by mudimba / Submit

  • Uploading new files in the sidebar of deviantART muro or Writer would create a thumbnail image that would display in front of the upload button. Fixed by drommk
  • Scrolling through files in the sidebar of deviantART muro or Writer after uploading files would make the newly uploaded thumbnails disappear. Fixed by drommk
  • If one submitted a deviation and then refreshed the Submit page, there would occasionally be a "Success!" message, which should only display for scheduled deviations. Fixed by drommk
  • Hovering over a stack to view its contents briefly stopped working. Fixed by kouiskas Writer

  • Using "Draw in deviantART muro" from a Writer document would not work properly if third-party cookies were disabled. Fixed by inazar
  • When trying to use the Add Media tool while logged out, the "sign in" modal could be partially covered by Writer's toolbar. Fixed by kemayo

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us.
  • Feedback regarding keywords was generally positive. A few deviants voiced concern about how the keywords will be displayed, which is something that our UI team is working on at this time.
  • Some deviants voiced concern regarding users' real names now displaying as part of a browser tab's label. To clarify, this is based on what you input into the "Real Name" field that is already public on the deviantID widget on your Profile Page. This is something that you can change or remove yourself, if you don't want it to display, or would rather it display a nickname.


Testing the New Deviation Page
Under normal circumstances we would have a set Discuss topic, but because changing the deviation page is a significant topic that we would like to keep centralized, we request that feedback relating to that specific topic be left on the testing article. General site feedback and feedback regarding other changes made this week can be left in the comments on this article.

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This week's Site Update includes a test of the new deviation page, the new Profile Tabs, an update to deviantART muro, changes to the Journal category, and more!
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Affreonsotyv Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
oke that appears in the first spot
Reptangle Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
A comment about the  "more like this" feature: It was confusing to me at first, when visiting an artist's deviation page... I thought the same artist had done all of the art shown,
 then I realized I was in a different gallery entirely after I had clicked on an image.
 If it confused me, I think it would be confusing to others who aren't accustomed to this site.
Reptangle Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't like the empty box that appears in the first spot my gallery with "submit" in it. It doesn't look good to have it there.
A-Shiyocchi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been encountering problem whenever I try to post comments through mobile browser. The page always jumps back refreshing the first time I try to submit the comment, causing me having to type all over again since it'll only work the second time I try to post.

There's also been issues with the messages I get from the groups I'm partly moderating in since any sorts of comments posted in the group wouldn't show at all.
There's also some coding problems since for some reason the target=_blank attribute for CSS won't work. That's all so far I guess..
livholland Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
There is no way to report a deviation now. Clicking on the button results in a menu rolling down but there is no final submit button or anything.
Miivei Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On mobile, sometimes a journal cannot be viewed completely, as in it will not scroll sideways (Well maybe it's just me) when set to mobile site. 

On the profile, it's really hard to see your page view details (the bar graph). Sometimes it takes me multiple times before it pops open, and the other times it just won't open no matter what I do. This is with te mobile site of course. 
BeastCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I realize this is a bit late, but I figured I should bring it up, seeing as it's relevant to the new deviation page design.

I just recently stumbled upon a submission depicting pornographic material, and went to report it. I was very displeased to find no visible way to actually send my report. Is the send button hidden in a conspicuous location on the page? Was it completely forgotten? Am I just retarded and can't find a button located in plain sight? What's the deal here?
SilverRomance Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe it's the little button next to the Share button.
BeastCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've gotten that far. That tiny, seemingly purposefully hidden away button was one of the first out of place things I located in this wonky new page layout. My issue is actually sending the report.
CRGPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Being as they are late for this weeks one as its the 24th where I am and the last was on the 15th I am hoping and begging that it is due to Deviant Art abandoning this last Layout Update. I haven't spent and hour on Deviant Art combined since then where as the week prior I was spending 15 hours a week.
Brother-Malachai Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Why won't Deviant Art accept the thumbnails for my art?  I can't upload art to this site if it won't take my thumbnails.  :(
Mmatt0904 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a way to move the stats to the right again :D As you pass the 'More Like This' and what groups a deviation is in, the right is just empty and its just odd. Also if you MUST keep the stats about the deviation like this... can you put how many people saw it today up there? Its a hassle having to go to the 'details' option
Captain-Amarica Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly don't know if this option is available or not...but I just want to check....

So, many people on DA change their accounts. What if they are a premium member on their old account, but not their new one...When giving a premium membership to other deviants, the only option is to buy a brand new premium membership.  So, what if you have a 12+ month membership and don't want it to go to waste when switching to a new account, but you can't transfer it to your new account because the option of giving your own premium membership away is not available.  I was just thinking how nice it would be to be able to give away your very own premium membership for whatever different reasons people might have.  Like leaving DA...People don't want those memberships to rot, or giving a gift to a friend...cutting a little slice off your membership to share with them is a nice gift.  Well...that's really all I wanted to say :I 
ikazon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Writer
Hi there! I don't know the answer to this question personally, but you may want to file a Premium Membership Inquiry at the Help Desk, when it comes to transferring a Premium Membership to a different account. :)
Captain-Amarica Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. It said you can't transfer em :c Oh well :/ 
starobots Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I strongly dislike the new "submit art" option on the gallery. I don't see the point in having it there when the submit option is on the top of every page, and it just makes my gallery look horrible to me. 

What I'd really like for some of these "features" that are being added, is the option to turn them off if we don't like them. 
Drache-Lehre Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now with this, there are other things GREATLY messed up. Profiles are now looking shrunken down; smaller, hard to read/see and ruining image quality. Another thing is those who use gallery folder *custom* icons, those icon images are getting cut off. Even tho they follow suit with the size DA allows. They are still getting a few pixels cut off. Dx

Can you guys please FIX/PUT this stuff back the way it was before you did this update? Those things worked just fine before then. :cries:
RJAce1014 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I feel you too buddy! I was really confuse and usually it took me few seconds to navigate and fave now i have to scroll down and click share just to get the thumb. The gallery menu is also awkward. I made a Hitler react about this updates >>>…
Drache-Lehre Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It brings very much, a lot of rage. :furious:
spanner88 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
New layout of Devaition Page.... JUST NO!!!

jokumarsu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
The update is inconvenient. Earlier when browsing through watchlist you could easily remove something from messages without having to scroll down, also you could fave it by just slightly moving your cursor. Now they're on different sides of the screen.... w`
RJAce1014 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, this updates are really confusing. Check my signature for Hitler rants about this update lolol
Youmitori Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
cant submit art ether.. and i have worked out that its in the folder now ..(no explaination by the way?)
i mean i love the fact that i can go to my folder and upload there directly.. or should but than i have to switch to and work out everything there and get back to the submit page and there i cant choose a category cause the box wont show up ..

maybe its just my firefox and noscript (i enabled all scripts)
Aty-S-Behsam Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
new deviation page. no.
spanner88 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Totes agreed
LeadToast Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cant even submit art anymore, my submit screen is blank.
FedeMidnight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved the old deviation page, it was so clean, functional, perfect. I don't see why they had to change it. Now I find it messy, more difficult to use. I'm really hating these new updates..
RJAce1014 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Haha don't worry, everyone including Hitler xD check out my signature for Hitler reacting to DA Updates.
FedeMidnight Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw that xD It was awesome and so funny ahaha
Every line was so true and matched very well with their expressions, it resumed perfectly most people reactions in a funny and effective way.
mondscheinsonate Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I agree with many people here. The new deviation page layout is more of a complication for copying thumbcodes or even faving art than it is an improvement. I loved the simplicity of the earlier layout. It fit well and was perfect. :)
NekoZidaneTribal Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Hey why did all my stamp collections disappear on my profile page!?:rage:

Change back now I dislike this upgrade!!!:tantrum:
Ebony-Inke Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The new layout of -Description - Details - Share resembles that of Youtube...

Trying to get at something, deviantART?
Kitsune1978 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
My thoughts exactly.
LousyAnne Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
New look is great if one wants to make favouriting a photo difficult. But maybe it's on purpose, because i do not see any other explanation why one would move FAVOURITE out of visibility. 
kaiser080999 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student General Artist
worst idea....

how about we change the design of the site a la facebook news feed?'s better due to lack o removing details when switched to mobile view
2.many people right now is switching to touchscreen monitors due to  the release of windows 8

and i think its good...
DRAGSLICKS Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
The favorite button should go back to the old position... Also, subfolders? What the hell... :P the rest is okei
RJAce1014 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
lolol even Hitler dislike it >>…
Kutlessrocker Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Not a fan of the new Deviation Page.  It's fine the way it is.
SailorCross Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Oh and thank you so much for making me test the gallery tabs. If you note the * is there and not = or + or ' so STOP MAKING ME TEST EVERYTHING!!! ARGH!!!!!
Rishid--Ishtar Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
((I just love how dA didn't ask me to test this. I prefer the favorite button where it was originally.))
RockThunder Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Phonenix-the-wolf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
why are they changing so much on deviantart i liked the old style =-=
spring-sky Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that you have changed something in the coding of profile pages .

Getting wider widgets is not working anymore

ArtsyMaria Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not sure how I feel about the information about the deviation being below the comments of the deviation. I believe the category and date and all information should be right below or beside it. The groups are way out of the way to the point where you almost don't even notice them anymore, which I don't like. I have already gotten used to the favorite link being below the picture. That makes sense being there. The whole views and comments and favorites amount........., I don't know, I guess I will have to get used to that. I mainly just don't like the information and categories being below the artists comments.............instead of below the actual deviation......
RJAce1014 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is for fun! Hitler reacted to all updates of the site so far >>>…

No hard feelings, just comedy hehehe
Matthew-Fuller Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG hahaahah that was great!! haha thats pretty much how i've been reacting to these awful changes XD
Serenesouls27 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love:love: deviantART muro ! 
I like the look of the updated version of da muro...I use it a lot but since daviantARt muro has been updated I'm having a little problem while using it !
The main problem is with the "Annotation" part and the "Text" tool.
Whenever I wish to change the font in the Annotation Text or the Text tool it wont change.So all I can use is the Metamorphous font.
I tried to click "OK" and "Cancel" button but it wont do anything.It's like that page gets stuck there and all I can see is the Select font page.
If I want to go back to my drawing in muro I have to click the x (cross) which results in all of my work being lost and a completely new page of deviantARt muro shows up rather than the drawing that I was working on !
Any one reading this comment who can help me please reply ! :)
Ninefiftin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hi dear dA staff,

Here are some things your loyal beta-testers have to tell you...

Please take it into account !!!!…
Ebonsong Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Thank you for clarifying about the real names part. I don't use the journal portal thing, so can't comment on that. Nor do I have have the option to test the pageview feature. But it looks interesting, having "MLT/MFdA" lower than art from the artist.
KingFlurry Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Da Muro is awesome,but it has STILL two lacks:he doesn't save correctly,especially after the update (I wasn't able to save nothing more) and doen't have the "scale size of the canvas" option...only the zoom that,yeah,increase the space of drawing,but,when you turn over the original dimension,everything of course become smaller.

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