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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

The New Mobile Deviation Page

The deviation page on the mobile website has just gotten a huge uplift!

In uplifting the mobile deviation page, we re-evaluated what the most important functions and information on the deviation page were, and altered the page to present them in the most easily accessible way. From there, the deviation page was given a visual refresh for ease, clarity, and simplicity.

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Verold Integration in Journals

We're proud to announce a new integration with Verold, a platform for artists to upload their 3D work and publish it to the Web. Verold's viewer is now integrated into deviantART Journals, giving you the ability to showcase your 3D art!

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Note Regarding Site and Account Security

Information has come forward online this week regarding a bug named Heartbleed.

We want to reassure you that deviantART was not affected by this bug. 

However, to protect your deviantART account in the incident you use the same or a similar username/password combination on other websites, we strongly recommend changing your password on any and all accounts you use.

We'll continue to monitor this situation to ensure your experience is a good one.

Change Log

  • On the Submit page, the example thumbnails in the category selection area were not clickable, and in some cases were broken altogether. Fixed by yumeruby
  • In certain circumstances when submitting a Journal, the "Featured" option selection could not be changed, when submitting to the "My Journal” category. Fixed by yumeruby
  • For Internet Explorer users visiting a deviant's Gallery, if that deviant had a very large number of Gallery folders, some folder icons would fail to load. Fixed by yumeruby
  • Scraps could be submitted exclusively to Groups, but would not be included in the Gallery because of its category setting. Scraps can no longer be submitted exclusively to Groups. Fixed by lepidosteus
  • A very small number of deviants were unable to submit deviations properly at times, due to a rare error involving Groups they help administrate. Fixed by yumeruby Writer
  • The autocomplete menu for mentions was sometimes missing user symbols. Fixed by kemayo
  • For the Commissions Widget, the "Add Media" tool was missing for example thumbnails. Fixed by inazar
  • The tab in the Writer sidebar briefly stopped working. Fixed by inazar
  • Writer's sidebar would not appear when visiting from an iPad. Fixed by inazar
  • Changing a paragraph's blockquote setting would not visually update the toolbar button. Fixed by Alisey
  • When trying to edit a Journal submitted to a Group, clicking the "Edit with Writer" button would mistakenly direct to a blank Writer page, rather than to the already-submitted Journal. 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:
  • Deviants were excited about Free Premium Membership Day. We hope that you enjoyed the events, and took advantage of the extra features!
  • Feedback regarding the integration of Sketchfab embeds was positive.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, several deviants mentioned that they use the Autocomplete menu frequently, although some said that they are more inclined to use the Autocomplete menu when the deviant they are trying to mention has a long or complicated username.
  • fillyrox suggested a "Recently Mentioned" option for the Autocomplete menu, so that usernames that were recently selected would appear at the top of the menu.



When adding artwork to your Favourites or Collections, how do you choose to organize them? How frequently do you browse your own Favourites and Collections? Do you create Collections more for yourself, or to share and feature artwork with others?

This week's Site Update includes the launch of the new deviation page for mobile devices, the integration of Verold's 3D viewer in Journals, and more!
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tmunane Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
please make Favourites of other deviants +watchable! b/c for me favourites are collections for me and others equally..
gafAntonina Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I don't want to be very wordy, just want you ask: make subfolders in favourites collections, please... It would be so useful, believe me.
But I'll answer your question about organising favourites: now I make folders by deviants. Sometimes I do art collections by theme, I have something like three of them already, want to make much more if I just had time. But the problem is that I watch much more people then I have time for faving their artworks (I'm here just for exploring art, I'm an art appreciator, I have no deviations but I constantly browse artwork), and I already ran out of 250 folders in favourites :-(. And here's the way I want to organise favoutires with subfolders:
:bulletblack: Photography
 :bulletwhite: (Deviant nickname)
 :bulletwhite: (Deviant nickname)
 :bulletwhite: (Deviant nickname)
:bulletblack: Traditional art
 :bulletwhite: (Deviant nickname)
 :bulletwhite: (Deviant nickname)
 :bulletwhite: (Deviant nickname)
:bulletblack: Art collections
 :bulletwhite: (Topic)
 :bulletwhite: (Topic)
 :bulletwhite: (Topic)
It just seems the most logic organisation for me right now.
kkart Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Mobile site.

DA we've been asking for an actual app for years now but it's fallen on deaf years. Every site in the world has one these days and yet, for being the "largest art site in the world" DA does not. It would make life so much easier. Please, it's 2014 already, not 2003. Can you get this done before the year 3,000?
ikazon Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Writer
That's not true at all, John! We're in the process of developing a mobile app at the moment, our developers have been hard at work on it for the past few months. :) We'll be testing it internally first, and then testing with small groups of deviants before releasing it to the public, but it is very much something we're focusing on.
kkart Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Actually it's quite true, we've been asking for like 6 years for one. I am glad though that you are finally stepping your game and listening to people. A lot of people have left DA for other sites which are a lot more social media friendly; 500px, flickr, etc....all because they have an app and can upload straight away from their iPads or Galaxy tabs. I really look forward to see what you guys come up with! I have been pretty impressed with a lot of the changes which have been made except for one...portfolios...cough cough cough....that has all but been forgotten about lol Anyways, awesome news and I am pretty excited by it!
ikazon Featured By Owner May 13, 2014   Writer
Ah, you are correct on that front, of course; I meant it's not true that it was falling on deaf ears, was all. :lol: I can say that the app is really great so far, I'm excited to see how it looks when it's ready to be released. Will keep you updated! :)
kkart Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Good news then on that front and I look fwd to seeing it. I just hope it has BOTH platforms when released--Android and iPhone
ikazon Featured By Owner May 17, 2014   Writer
It will! :)
astroasis Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
When adding artwork to your Favourites or Collections, how do you choose to organize them?

I organize them by theme/subject matter. I favorite a lot of fanart, so I have folders for all of my favorite fandoms that I like viewing art of! I desperately need sub-folders, though! Without them, we're stuck either having a manageable list of HUGE folders or a HUGE list of manageably-sized folders. Please help, dA! :heart:

How frequently do you browse your own Favourites and Collections?

I like to view them a lot! But some of my folders are too big to be enjoyably perused in a casual way, which makes me sad. I love organizing and looking back on things I've favorited in the past. Speaking of which, Deviations in Storage make me so sad and I wish there was an option to not have them in the folders anymore or at least not show.

Do you create Collections more for yourself, or to share and feature artwork with others?

I make them for me, so that I never lose art that touches my heart :heart: But if someone likes the things I favorite, I would be so honored and happy if they found things they like by looking through my favorites!

I am not an artist, just a fan of art of all kinds, so I am looking forward to whatever improvements dA makes in this aspect! Please keep up the good work, this is my favorite site for admiring art :heart:
asdfjess Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:bulletblack: When adding artwork to your Favourites or Collections, how do you choose to organize them?
I have multiple folders in my favorites/collections, and as organized as it is, it bothers how there are SO many folders because it makes it difficult to browse through. They're organized by what they are and/or what fandom they belong to (ex. I have a folder for Pokemon, one for Ace Attorney, a folder for dA stamps, a folder for custom box backgrounds etc.). But I wish there were subfolders so I could have a folder for fanart, a folder for dA things, and whatnot. It'd just be so much easier, and it would keep my favorites from getting too cluttered as time goes on (I plan to stay with deviantArt for a long time, surely I'll be favoriting/adding to my collections quite a bit). After all, our galleries have subfolders, and I don't see any reason why our favorites/collections can't have subfolders as well.

How frequently do you browse your own Favourites and Collections?
Very often, which is why it bothers me how disorganized it is at the moment without subfolders. I enjoy looking back and appreciating my favorite pieces of art; they are my favorites for a reason.

Do you create Collections more for yourself, or to share and feature artwork with others?
Usually for myself, but I do sometimes favorite artwork to be able to easily show my friends/other deviants art that I found was exceptional, and something that they just need to see.
martawanda Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I suggest making a DA app!
alex597 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
não sei o que está escrito muito mais estou gostando
nobbu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
how about making deviantart mobile app for smartphones ?
Angel-Dust-Ryuuki Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I go thought my favorites to organize them in collections. Though it would be nice if any hidden or deleted art would disappear from my faves too so I didn't have to do it manually.

I feature other peoples work in my journals from time to time our of my favorites and collections.

I organize them my my favorite stuff or by what they are. Such as a anime show if I really love it, sometimes I put fanfics for writing or I may put something with ideas. Like if art gives me ideas I put it in there for later. I also have a need to reply or read later folder.
JoeDoubleclick Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
I've suggested this before, but I'll say it again here:

I really like the Undiscovered feature -- not sure what the algorithm is there, but it does a good job -- but I'd like to see a different mode. When I first start following someone, I tend to check out their Favourites and add items they've liked, but as you watch more people it becomes harder to remember to go back and re-check on your Watchees' new faves.

So, I'd like to be able to view a stream of the faves of everyone I follow on DA. I think it would become the most reliable way of discovering new art that's appropriate to my tastes.

Thanks for reading!
ToaTepsak Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
When adding artwork to your Favourites or Collections, how do you choose to organize them?
Most of my favorites are organized by the TV show/book/etc. that they're about.
I also have a few folders for things like literature, memes, tutorials...
There's also a folder for things drawn for me.

How frequently do you browse your own Favourites and Collections?
Mm...not too often. And usually when I go through them I'm looking for something specific like a funny picture I want to see again.

Do you create Collections more for yourself, or to share and feature artwork with others?
Definitely more for me XD Although I also use it a lot to keep track of funny/cool things I want to show someone. But mostly for me.

Speaking of favorites, does anybody else think it would be handy to have a Search option for Favorites? I have literally thousands of favorites and I keep trying to organize them, but with only half of the stuff in my general favorites actually having a folder, it's a matter of guessing where certain categories of art are in my general folder. I feel like a favorites search option would be really handy.
timeywimeystuff13 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student General Artist
A search option would definitely come in handy.
DidgetyGirl Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
The remove deviantart button for favs and folders is missed.
Also could you please expand each conversation without having to reload a page, I don't mind going over a couple of pages, it easier then opening a new page to read every conversation.
Is there a way to remove the yellow bar that asks if we want to use the legacy site. It pops up all the time, and it doesn't matter how many times I get rid of it.
And please update the note section, notes don't always send and its annoying to use on the mobile site.
caskippe Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The mobile sites amazing.
Kaito85 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
New mobile version is much much better than before, everything I need can now be done in a tablet friendly way. Thank you
StormyRoyalz Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
It's...interesting...but I like the old one better.i dunno why I'm gonna say this but Cody Hackins
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:bulletpink: When adding artwork to your Favourites or Collections, how do you choose to organize them?
I used to have things organized by color, but I soon realized that if I ever wanted to remove a deviation from my favorites that I would have to go into the folder and remove it there too for it to count as completely removed. This eventually caused me to just remove all but the one folder I have (art to me).

:bulletpink: How frequently do you browse your own Favourites and Collections?
VERY often. I go in probably at least once a week to find something, either to reference, share with my friends, or otherwise comment on. It would be a major help for me if there was a search bar in favorites as there is in my gallery.

:bulletpink: Do you create Collections more for yourself, or to share and feature artwork with others?
For myself! The one folder I do have is to keep art to me collected in one spot, so that I don't lose it among all the other amazing art pieces.
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
:bulletblack: "When adding artwork to your Favourites or Collections, how do you choose to organize them?"
I have different collections of different categories. I would like to have the opportunity to have subfolders for my collections. Then I would be able to have for example the collection 'Flowers' and there subfolders like 'Blue Flowers' and 'Yellow Flowers', without being forced to have too many similar collections.

:bulletblack: "How frequently do you browse your own Favourites and Collections?"
Very often. I frequently search for pictures, which is why I very much would like to have the 'search from favourites' option.

:bulletblack: "Do you create Collections more for yourself, or to share and feature artwork with others?"
I have collections that are for me, for example the 'Stock' collection and then there are collections that are for featuring purposes and also if I'm holding a contest, for the contest works.
Collections' meaning for me is to find easier works that are related to each other and to certain subject.
Mana-Ramp-Matoran Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YAY more digital artist crap instead of well rounded features for artists of all types...still waiting on those literature centric features and multiple photos-per-deviation abilities for traditional artists. The note system is still in dire need of some attention. :grump:

I've come to use the collections feature more and more as time has gone on. I used to just dump everything into favorites, now I use folders to place specific things into collections so that I can more easily go back and find what I'm looking for based on a category. For instance, this folder is for journal skins and other DA related stuff I like while this one is specifically for lego models only since I'm an artist that works in the medium of lego. I then have one for sculptures of different mediums since I enjoy that. Anything else like digital art comics or what ever then goes into my favorites folder.
I make these folders for me but I do encourage my followers to check them out. I think it can help people observe others better and apply some of the things they discover in collections of specific medium types to their own artwork of the same type. I'm always telling newcomers that one of the best things they can do is observe others and get ideas from how they did things. Having a folder of stuff I've collected that I can point to really helps there, as do the folders in my group, BionicleMOCersleague. Groups function much the same way as collections folders as they allow a specific medium or topic to be funneled into one place for people to find.
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014   Photographer
I like the updates/advancements on the mobile app.

Please, consider changing the background color for the community too. This is my only real gripe with deviantART. If it is fixed, I feel it could significantly improve the look and feel of the site as a whole. Art shows true colors and stands out best against a neutral background.

Thank you for considering it.
WolfTiger98 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there anyway to go back to the old mobile site page? I really don't like this new one.
RunWolfmanRun Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Hmm, I use Collections for myself and others, and they're pretty fairly organized.  They're huge collections, and I do look through them every so oft for various reasons, like showing others cool stuff, or inspiration and nostalgic connections
Al-Rey-Writer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Writer
For the mobile version, can you please make it so the yellow "touch her to switch to the legacy website" doesn't appear every time I open up a deviantart page?
FlaminFire2252 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Just. give. llama. badges. a. use.
-The Dark Prince
Vikavilewell Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish there was a search bar on the favorites folder :P
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I completely agree.
iammemyself Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like that I can now fave to a folder easily on mobile, but I really miss the 'Remove from Messages' button.
Brian-Boru Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
What I would like to be able to do within "My Favourites" :
-to browse by date (when the deviation was submitted / when I +fav -ed it)
-to browse by deviant
-to disable the "Featured" gallery
-when putting a deviation in a collection, this deviation to be automatically removed from "My Favourites" (or not = make it an option)
jawsisra Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Artist
I agree with all of these.  I also would like it if we could make Sub-Folders and Sub-Sub-Folders for Favourites
KirikoSoul Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First I wasn't really fond of the new dA mobile page, but now I pretty much like it XD

and or the discuss:

I have folders for stuff like art that is for me (that I commissioned for example), or for tutorials or free brushes :)
Schevenarchitect Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
fack you shit notices
Geak-of-Nature Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
At some point would DA consider using SSL for all activity for logged in members?  I'd like to see this.  I don't want to log in to DA on an unknown network, such as on a mobile through an open WiFi connection.
Renan-sama Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I just hope the new mobile version works well in the PlayStation 3 system...
pandan009 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When adding artwork to my Favourites or Collections, I put them in categories but the favorite favorites go to the 'featured' (Because when I REAALLY like something, I just love showing it to someone else. When someone will visit my favorites, all of my favorite favorites would instantly smack on his/her face!)

You know, I realized I don't browse back at them often. So much other masterpieces yet to see and add to my favorites!

The collections were created more for myself. Though (as I already mentioned) the featured part is mostly for everybody.

And how about ... oh what's the better version of what I'm gonna type...
    Multiple selection on deviations? Like when some of the faved are in storage, I prefer them removed (I hope it's not rude.) But I have to click on that icon on the upper right part and click! click! click! Then I'd have to repeat it on each of the others... A lazy bum like me find it too troublesome.
Immerot Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
If they're on one page, you could press Ctrl, choose the deviations with mouse click and then remove them all at once.
pandan009 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD! Thank you so much!
LauriJ Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I wonder if this TPP is something to be concerned about...
zigaudrey Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! ^^
Tytoquetra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014   Digital Artist
Not liking how the pictures are being displayed in mobile chrome. No matter how many times I refresh or reinstall, the quality is absolutely horrible.
Selune13 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Absolutely despising the way comments are now shown with the replies effectively "hidden." You have to drill into each and every one to see the conversation. It's incredibly frustrating and I hate it. If you wanted to show just top level replies, fine, but making us navigate away from the main page for each reply is stupid. Make it expandable or something.
SofaKing-Awesome Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There also needs to be a way for commentors to edit their comments to fix spelling errors and a way to completely remove comments on pages instead of just hiding them and leaving that annoying 'comment hidden' thing.
SofaKing-Awesome Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When's there goig to be an update that allows users to toggle on and off the "More from deviantaART" and "More from (user)" side things on the deviation pages? They add too much clutter and distraction to the screen and why is "more from user" even necessary when people can just go to that person's gallery? All it shows are old pictures I'm embarrassed of, but don't delete because I like to see how I've changed over the years. And the "More from dA" just shows the exact same deviations on almost every deviation of mine and I'm getting tired of seeing the same ones over and over and over again.
FamousBoombox Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I hate the deviantation page update.Its so confusing!
Eddie-boy97 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
still no DA app....
Chaudown450 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing indeed DA. :p
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