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All-New Ghost Rider #12 Cover by FelipeSmith
Please note: Due to the holiday season, this will be the last Site Update posted this year. We'll pick back up on the first Thursday of 2015!

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

Update to Hidden Comments

We've made an update to the way hidden comments display, for cleanliness and ease. 
  • When viewing pages that aren't your personal deviations or Profile Page, base comments that have been hidden will not appear, for easier viewing.
  • If a comment receives replies before it is hidden, "Hidden by ____" will still display, and the replies will remain intact, to provide transparency regarding community conversation.

Please note: This change does not affect how comments on your deviations and Profile Page appear for you. It only affects how visitors see your deviations and Profile Page.

Subnavigation Updates

Based on community feedback, two changes have been made to the subnavigation bar on the DeviantArt homepage. When viewing any of the browse methods on the homepage (Today, Watch Feed, Browse, etc.):
  • The subnavigation bar will travel down the page with you
  • A "Return to Top" button appears in the right side of the subnavigation
We are continuing to monitor community feedback, to further build on the DeviantArt experience.

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 12.22.56 PM by wreckling

Internet Explorer 9 No Longer Supported

The Internet is an ever-changing place, and new capabilities made available in major browser releases allow developers (here at DeviantArt and elsewhere on the Internet) to build faster, more stable and secure technology. When you use an outdated browser to visit DeviantArt — or any other site — the site doesn't always work as intended. We stop accepting bug reports for those browsers over time, as it consumes time for our developers and hinders site advancement as a whole. 

For some time now, Internet Explorer 9 has made up a very small portion of site traffic, yet contributed disproportionately to bug reports. With this in mind, we are henceforth dropping support for it. We strongly encourage that you always use the latest version of your favorite browser, to ensure that you can see all the Web has to offer.

Change Log

  • The legacy mobile website, which we officially stopped supporting in 2012, has been phased out.
  • When visiting DeviantArt from a mobile device, the banner promoting the new mobile app would have to be dismissed on each pageload, rather than disappearing after being dismissed once. Fixed by baclap
  • After making a new Collection from the Favourites menu in the top right corner of the site, you would have to refresh the page before you could add a deviation to it. Fixed by baclap
  • There was a display issue with the text entry box in Chat. Fixed by inazar
  • The "Submit to Group" box would display as an empty box on the Submit page if a deviant was not an administrator of any Groups. Fixed by outgoingcoyote

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update!
  • Deviants were generally positive about the release of the DeviantArt Mobile App.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, some of the most requested features for the mobile app were items that we're planning to implement, including support for iOS 7 and Windows Phones, as well as being able to access Notes.
  • Other requested features for the mobile app included editing deviations, full Groups access, and access to Sta.sh.
  • HappyAggro suggested that a method to upload to DeviantArt and have that cross-post to Instagram or other social channels at the same time would be useful.
  • Violet-Petunia noted that being able to preview a comment on the mobile app would be helpful.

Because this is the last Site Update of the year, we don't have a Discuss topic this week. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Header artwork: All-New Ghost Rider #12 Cover by FelipeSmith

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Goblins vs. Gnomes by SpicyGingerr

The battle was declared, and now, the semi-finalists are in!

In the Goblins vs. Gnomes Challenge, we called for you to create your own inventive gnome or fearless goblin. Our judges scoured the entries, and found 25 goblins and gnomes whose mischievous inventions will surely cause some mayhem. Thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations semi-finalists!



Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 12:54 PM
thumb by SpicyGingerr
Outcast Odyssey

Your Art In The Game!

Create a new Steampunk Warrior, Witch/Warlock, or Dragon/Monster that belongs in the adventurous fantasy world of Outcast Odyssey.

Three grand-prize winners will work with the Outcast Odyssey creative team to bring their portrait or illustration to life as a limited edition trading card available within the game! Outcast Odyssey has already worked with deviants to create art for the game - chuck-piresart and yigitkoroglu have each created beautiful pieces featured in the world of Outcast Odyssey. Will you be next?

What is
outcast odyssey?

Do you have what it takes to become a legend?

Outcast Odyssey is a visually stunning, action-packed card battler game for your mobile devices.

Explore

Uncover monsters, lost dungeons, and frequent rewards as you explore the floating islands of Outcast Odyssey. What treasures and trouble will you find on your journies?

Battle

Fight in epic battles using the explosive power of your cards and your strategic mastermind! You'll be able to take on monsters through the in-game storyline, challenge players in the PvP arena, and link up to test your skills against your friends!

Collect

Collect hundreds of monsters and their evolutions, hand-drawn by some of the top artists in the industry (including some of our very own deviants)! Watch your power grow as your creatures and skills evolve!

Are You the next
master creator?
Prizing

Each of the three (3) Grand Prize Packages will consist of the following:

  • a check for $1,200 USD
  • 128GB Apple iPad mini with retina display
  • Razer Blackshark Gaming Headset
  • 8,000 DeviantArt Points
  • one year Premium Membership to DeviartArt.com
  • use of the winning Entry in the Game

Each of the twenty-two (22) Semi-Finalist Prize Packages will consist of the following:

  • a check for $200 USD
  • 2,000 DeviantArt Points
  • three month Premium Membership to DeviantArt.com
How To Enter

View the trailer above, then go to the assets page to learn about the world of Outcast Odyssey and the characters and creatures that inhabit it!

You may use the visual materials on the assets page for reference, but you may not duplicate them.

Create an original character portrait or illustration inspired by Outcast Odyssey of a Dragon/Monster, Witch/Warlock, or Steampunk Warrior. You may use any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry made in another medium are acceptable.

Submit your entry using the button below! Entry must be a single .JPG or .PNG file, at least 2000 pixels in its shortest length.

Rules

The Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge begins at 12:00 AM PACIFIC TIME ON December 16, 2014 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT) ON January 25, 2015!

  • Entrant must be at least 18 years old as of December 16, 2014.
  • Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59PM (PT) on January 25, 2015 and be submitted through the contest gallery on DeviantArt;
  • Membership to www.DeviantArt.com is required to enter the contest; Membership to www.DeviantArt.com is free.
  • Your submitted entry is to be an original artwork inspired by Outcast Odyssey in the form of a portrait or an illustration of a Dragon/Monster, Witch/Warlock, or Steampunk Warrior.
  • You may use any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry made in another medium are acceptable. Licensed brushes and textures are permitted.
  • You may reference but may not duplicate the visual materials found on the Outcast Odyssey game.
  • Your entry must be in the form of a single .JPG or a single .PNG file at least 2,000 pixels in its shortest length and at a minimum of 72 dpi.
  • Any artist who has previously worked on the Outcast Odyssey game is not allowed to enter contest.
  • Please read Official Rules carefully for more details.
Judging

Twenty-five semi-finalists will be chosen by DeviantArt staff. The three winners will be selected by DeviantArt member and contracted Outcast Odyssey artist, Warren Louw, Senior Designer at Magic Pixel Games, Jonathan Durr, and Mobile Games Producer at Namco Bandai Games America, Joe Riego. The judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Overall impact of the work
  • Technical Skill
  • Originality and presentation of the character
  • Suitability for use in the game

Please read the Official Rules for more details about judging.



Metropolis KL 2210 by skian-winterfyre
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 DeviantArt Mobile App Is Now Available

The world's largest art gallery in your hand is now available on Android and iOS 8 for free. Get it now!

The DeviantArt Mobile App moves the experience to hand-held devices exposing a full range of exciting, fresh, and culturally relevant content. Browse endless streams of content as well as communicate with and submit to the community 24/7 with the DeviantArt Mobile App.

Read more »




The DeviantArt Mobile App: What's To Come

With the newly introduced DeviantArt Mobile App for Android and iOS, our goal was to bring you a better, fresher, yet familiar DeviantArt experience — providing more power to do what you want and, more importantly, create deeper connections between your friends and favorite artists. We have plenty of plans for the future — including Notes and Push Notifications, which didn’t make it into the first version — and we want to hear what you’d like to see next to help shape the future of the app.

Read more »

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us.
  • Deviants felt passionately about the new logo and branding for DeviantArt. We understand and appreciate the reactions to the change, and are grateful as always for the constant dedication the community shows toward making DeviantArt great.
  • We are continuing to monitor and evaluate feedback at this time, as well as continuing to track suggestions made for the community going forward. Feel free to leave your suggestions and feedback in a comment on these Site Updates.

Discuss!

New Features for the Mobile App

As mentioned in the What's To Come article, we'd like to hear what you'd like to see in future versions of the mobile app! Are there any features in particular which you'd like to see incorporated into the app? What would you find most useful to have, when on the go?

Header artwork: Metropolis KL 2210 by skian-winterfyre 

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DeviantArt Mobile App Now Available

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 7:49 AM









The world's largest art gallery in your hand is now available on Android and iOS 8 for free. Get it now!

The DeviantArt Mobile App moves the experience to hand-held devices exposing a full range of exciting, fresh, and culturally relevant content. Browse endless streams of content as well as communicate with and submit to the community 24/7 with the DeviantArt Mobile App.




The key features of the DeviantArt Mobile App include:

Today Page – every day, the editorial team will draw from and reflect back to the community a vibrant combination of news, features, curations and conversations.

What's Hot, Undiscovered, Daily Deviations and Explore – give you ways to liberate and inspire yourself with extraordinary images drawn from an art collection powered by over 32 million artists and curators on DeviantArt. Features like More Like This associate images through member-curated Collections to provide endless entertainment and inspiration as you travel through the app by browsing layers of similar art.

Status Updates – post short updates and in-phone camera images in a simple and direct format that lets you create informal conversations with your watchers. Status Updates allow you to share how you're feeling, what you're thinking, what you're working on, or to share the work of an artist you love.

Watch Feed – a personalized and easy to access feed of every Journal, Collection, or Status Update posted by people you watch.

Notifications – the communication center of the app where you manage all mentions, replies and other messages.

Submit – submit art and literature to DeviantArt or compose a Status Update to initiate rich visual conversations.

Our first-ever mobile app allows the largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts to connect through the creation and sharing of art. To make this happen, we didn't jump into mobile apps right away because we wanted to take ample time to understand and design the mobile experience for visual art in order to genuinely enhance discovery and conversation for our expanding community. We hope you enjoy the DeviantArt app!

Development of the DeviantArt Mobile App is ongoing. We’re excited to release updates every two weeks providing stability improvements and bug fixes. Learn more about what's to come!


Get it on Google Play  

(iOS 8 only, iOS 7 coming soon)





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princesshokuto Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
So will it be a week or so before the "give the gift of art challenge" winners are announced?
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sunnybunny1199 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
For the 'buy one, get one free' premium membership promotion dA has going on until the 19th, do you have to give it to someone else and you receive whichever one you bought, buy it for yourself and receive double of whichever one you bought, or both? :? (Confused) I hope it's the first one. hmm
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SaverCat Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
why can't i play the game where you get the badge all it says it to get the new DA app please help
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SaverCat Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
how do you get the new logo badge?? please answer.
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SpringDog619 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just wondering what it took to get the new logo badge? All my fellow peeps got one but not I. (Awwwww Poop!) :(   p.s. I do love the new changes! ;)
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sunnybunny1199 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Just click on this Rabbit hole and move Fella to the hole in the very bottom right corner with your arrow keys. :)
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SpringDog619 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry.  I forgot to mention that I do everything with my cell phone. The drag and drop thing is not an option. 
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sunnybunny1199 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you use the mobile app or just a browser like Safari?
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EpicWolfOfDarkness Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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KingLeonUniverse Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Will the app for iOS users be released soon? Not seeing anything on the apples store, but I heard it's been released to android users already
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wreckling Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014   Writer
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mxaca1967 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes just true in job I love you happy christmas good.    Merry christmas everybody 
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aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I'd like to suggest the following anightlypony.deviantart.com/ar…
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urbangirl98 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes please!
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SakuraTachibana Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Guys, please read this and listen.
www.deviantart.com/messages/#/…
Also, why did you ditch the Deviant of the Month thing? It was good.
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YoureDeerToMe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
platzkart.ru/ why are you stealing another website's logo?
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SakuraTachibana Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oops! LOL
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WalkingBush Featured By Owner Edited Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thieves.  All of you.  Take a look at this, hq, and tell us what you think.  You got a lot of explaining to do, we think.

ties.deviantart.com/journal/St…
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SaraFox Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DeviantArt put too much effort in making the logo ( If you even saw any of the videos and even red their journal ) for it to be stolen. How come all of a sudden you found this site, but before nobody knew about it? From what I've heard it was stolen from dA itself. 
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WalkingBush Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it wasn't stolen from dA. It's been on the net with that logo for a lot longer than dA have been using it.  And we don't know WHO found the Russian site, we do know that it went round dA like fire goes through gasoline.
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SaraFox Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You haven't seen what the actual new logo looks like, have you?
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Azzedar-san Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Random suggestion because I don't find the journal: couldn't put Daily Deviation back to its original place? Many members don't go to the main page to check them and it was good when they appeared under incoming submissions. Since its goal is to make somebody more visible but this way they're not visited very well. To tell the truth I usually suggest DDs and I also forget to check it because I don't login at main page for years. :XD:
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Carmelojello Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
please make it this How I think DA would look better with by Replic-TuaniOne
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