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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

Sta.sh 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 Sta.sh tab in the Sta.sh Writer sidebar briefly stopped working. Fixed by inazar
  • Sta.sh 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 Sta.sh Writer" button would mistakenly direct to a blank Sta.sh 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.

Discuss!


Collections

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?


Battlefield Film Challenge

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 5:28 PM
If you could turn the tide of Battle, would you?
EA is offering $10,000* in prize money for budding filmmakers in Australia and New Zealand.
To enter, create a two to five minute video inspired by the Battlefield franchise.
Tell your story your way. Live action sequences, animation, Battlefield gameplay - you choose.
Five finalists will be flown to Sydney for a screening event on Friday May 23rd to announce the winner.
Entries due midnight May 12th EST.


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.

   

Features that were previously hidden and accessed by a "More" button can now be accessed without any page shifting, allowing the art to be the focus, and making for a seamless, user-friendly experience. More From This Artist becomes much more visible as well, encouraging viewers to tap through to see more of your art, and Featured Groups and other features are just a tap away.

      

In addition, a tab has been added so that viewers can easily watch or contact an artist from the deviation page, making it easier than ever to interact in the midst of your browsing experience.

     


Try the new deviation page! Visit deviantART from your mobile device.


Free Premium Membership Day!

Mon Apr 7, 2014, 12:02 AM
It's Free Premium Membership Day!
Here's the Deal
You may not have a user symbol, but for 24 hours, your account has been granted most of the privileges of a Premium Member! The day is a piñata that has been burst open and now there's candy everywhere! Grab all we have to offer, and enjoy your delicious treats!
For Today, All Deviants Enjoy:
Browse deviantART to your heart's content without seeing second-party advertisements.
Use Google Analytics to gain valuable insights by accessing comprehensive statistics about your Profile Page and visitor activity!
With the ability to submit multiple deviations and schedule deviations to go live at a later time, you can gain greater control over your content.
Browse through the Installable Journal Skins category to pick your favorite Journal Skins to dress up your text. Here's a free Journal Skin to get you started. (Any Journal published today that includes a Journal Skin will keep its fancy design long after Premium Membership Day is over, unless it's edited.)
View more deviations by turning up your Browse setting to 120 thumbnails per page.
All Premium Members receive 10% off all Prints orders! Use the day to snatch up that Print you've been eyeing for a while. Treat yourself!
There's More!

See a full list of Premium Membership benefits.

See Benefits »

While you're at it, you should check out the exclusive PremiumMembers Group. Not only does this Group keep deviants up-to-date on the latest Premium Membership news, they also host weekly contests and events!

Free Premium Membership Day only lasts from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Pacific time on April 7, 2014, so, use it while it lasts!

Go Premium »
The Legal Stuff

Please note that Way Back Browsing and Username Changes will not be available as part of this event. The ability to have Prints profits paid in checks will not be extended to those with one-day Premium Memberships on April 7, 2014. We apologize for the inconvenience.





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.

Verold offers artists a number of tools to collaborate in real time on the Web, add textures, and set up 3D scenes. Verold also supports limited animation, letting you bring your character or scene to life.

Verold's viewer works on most modern browsers without any plugins, as well as on modern mobile phones.



Uploading Your 3D Art To Verold


To get started, sign up for a Verold account and then upload your models and textures.

Learn how to upload your 3D art to Verold
.


How To Embed Verold In Your Journal 


After uploading your work to Verold, sharing it on deviantART is easy. Simply copy and paste a Verold URL (e.g.: studio.verold.com/projects/53003e790bc9ea02000002ab) into your deviantART Journal and it will automatically embed the Verold viewer to let your audience interact with your 3D creations. 

Examples 



Asian Warrior by Galdor2000
Asian Warrior by Galdor2000



Vamp Becca: Verold Studio by grico316
Vamp Becca by grico316




Ogre by ronaldogs


David and Teddy by genci

Let us know what you think! 

Have you tried Verold yet?  Share your Journals or Verold links in the comments!  Do you know any deviants who specialize in 3D art that you've love to see take advantage of Verold?  Mention them in the comments to let them know about this new feature!

Let us know what integrations you'd like to see next!


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CookieDoughVargas Sep 9, 2013
Hetalia! Woop Woop!
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:iconhinamoriamu6:
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CookieDoughVargas Sep 21, 2013
Woah. That's a lot of hetalia. :D
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lostinthegrey Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I come to check out the hq and all of a sudden
HETALIA UP IN YO FACE
And you made my day :3
Ps
I also be a Yaoi fan -3-
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:iconhinamoriamu6:
Onigiri NOD Hetalia and yaoi 4ever!
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:iconhuanxiang28:
Pervy Blossom<font><font> 认可!</font></font>
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nayareth Sep 8, 2013   Photographer
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Mapleshade4546 Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow :wow: the actually headquarters of the sight I'm ADDICTED to, its got some bugs, but HEY whats some bugs compared to the simplicity and fun of this sight!
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FiretrontheHedgehog Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excuse me, but my friend !NanditheHedgehog was hacked.  please forgive her.
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:iconkono-uchiha-madara:

Someone guessed their password.

 

that is not hacking,

it's their own fault.

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:iconfiretronthehedgehog:
FiretrontheHedgehog Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude...shut it.
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:iconkono-uchiha-madara:
I'm just telling how it is.
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littlejimmy456 Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the update!
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Miabia100 Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cool! Congrats to the winners!

~bitch please I'm a :icontreeplz:~
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ThatPlanetside2Guy Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You know you don't always need to type out a signature, you can just type it out in the big white box located here: www.deviantart.com/settings/id… And click Save.
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Miabia100 Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you kind sir!
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awesomephoenix Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
wow, awesome!
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WarriorAngelGirl Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So this is #HQ then.. Nice
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:iconchrisbellah:
Umm what's this got to do with me not to be rude
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:iconsupersonic2275:
Hi thx for letting me join dev 
I love it its cool
Come With Me Let's go see deviantArt 
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GaaraxBlue Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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