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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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Kono-Uchiha-Madara Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As Founder you should be able to go to the log,
unless there is a problem either with the admin permission, what shouldn't be
or your browser and software are not up-to-date anymore, that could more likely be.

Try the direct links: 
Yaoi-Yuri-Alliance: yaoi-yuri-alliance.deviantart.…
Het-Central: het-central.deviantart.com/mes…

Does that work?
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MissMeikakuna Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
It works now, but thank you. There was an update to the site that prevented me from accessing the log but now it's back to how it was before.
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iamnintendofan15 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  New member
Can you please ban this stupid girl she is 12 years old and blocked me for no reason kasiana-ivanova-2002.deviantar…
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Battiana Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
She's suspended now... what does that mean??
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NightsongWS Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014   Digital Artist
dA,
I  have recently run into a situation where I desperately need a Fella and a set of emoticon stress balls to send to a friend, and yet none of these are to be found!  Everyone who bought one before the store went belly up now jealously guards them with such zeal that they cannot even be found on eBay!!!   Please bring back the gear store!!
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AK-47x Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2014
I have  question " does deviantart deal with hate being done other people ? " ( as in wishing them to die ? Or just being a hatter ? )  I don't know the rules are exactly, but this would be nice to know.
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MustacheOfAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They don't deal with anyone. But, if someone else is saying those things then you can report them :)
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DabZen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Soooooooo..... What?
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ShifyInfinity Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do wonder why this awesome site keeps going down almost all the time! It's just annoying
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NS-Games Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what. I'm getting tired of this. Why the deviantART staff hasn't spoken up about this given all the negative comments is beyond me, but all you people leaving them really need to get your facts straight.

First off, regardless of whether you pay for a premium subscription or just have a free account here, you're bound by deviantART's terms of service. You have to agree to them in order to even set up an account here. And the terms of service clearly state that...

"This Service is provided by deviantART on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis and deviantART reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Service, in its sole discretion, at any time and without notice. You agree that deviantART is and will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service."

In a nutshell, this one rule, which we've all agreed to by setting up accounts here, states that deviantART has the right to change their own website at any time, for whatever reason, without notice to their users. And given that you agree that they're not liable for any modifications to the service, you're not entitled to a refund just because you want to leave.
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PeafowlSanctuary Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fuck off with the new updates!! WE ALL DONT LIKE THEM!! LISTEN TO US!! It's seriously annoying that you're ignoring most of us and shoving your damn DA updates down our throats without trying to read our opinions!! I've considered leaving because I got on DA to get away from social media like FB. And now that people can see what I fave and comment on? That's lack of fucking privacy and I don't like it.

Seriously listen to us instead of fucking changing it... I'm getting sick of it.
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ShifyInfinity Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And sometimes they log people out at random times

This happened with my friend sometime ago.

I bet they are more interested in changing the layout than addressing issues that actually need resolving
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PeafowlSanctuary Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaahhhh that makes sense
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sapphire3690 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Why was the Report Spam/Hide Comment/Feature Comment feature removed from our user profiles?
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InfernoFury21 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was here before that the old version of liked there was any convenient setting and theme, and now look at all some new updated version of it is I did not like, say four message plan:

1. It is there which is good news Galerius.

2. Is there an icon binoculars can read it for important magazines and books.

3. This icon clouds over the notification that you can instantly see any answers.

4. New Notes generally personal message can be seen that sometimes it is necessary.

And last where (Notes) where are hidden, as will be read outside of my message I sent to them from each other, they also do not read the yellow message? Should to be seen immediately understandable, and not the left side.

Therefore, please restore the old version I hope to decide for themselves.
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Contrared Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm utterly disappointed in this confusing major update. Wasn't this website supposed to be different from any other social networking website?
I thought that deviantART was DEVIANT.
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AmyEmolga Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I wish there was a way to blacklist a user's deviations from showing up...

It would work like this:

When their deviation(s) is/are blacklisted, it doesnt show up in searches or "More From DeviantART", And if it's embeded on someone's profile, a box with a red X shows up instead.
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ZachandQuail Featured By Owner Edited Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Please, without sounding rude, you need to listen to us, we are giving you feedback which you so clearly 'love' but why do you ignore us? Unless we are telling you about a bug or a glitch, YOU WON'T LISTEN!!

This is.. or was a community for art but these admins never really took into consideration of what we wanted for this new update. It's about us too.
We all took the time to make an account and sign up, some of us pay for membership and if they don't like the new community, they ain't gonna pay.

They never took into consideration what would really benefit us in the update, only what they thought would be 'cool'

Why didn't they take a vote?

This may sound stupid but I wish they took.. Baby steps with this update.
Like they introduced one thing at a time cause grasping all of this in one go is hard.

So DeviantART, next time you want to update, ASK THE COMMUNITY FIRST

Something needs to change because there are clearly more people who dislike this than like it.

Consider a downgrade for those who prefer the older version, at least give us some options here!!

We are ALL part of the community and we should be treated FAIRLY not like trash, and this, this is not fair
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Silver-of-the-night Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The staff asked beta testers like me (before i went back to a normal member ship ) but the staff just ignored half of the beta testers that did not like it.



All the staff have done is split the community, they have not brought it any closer . the rate they carry on people will leave this site like it happend to Face book and sites like Bebo closed down it's site and Msn ended.
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Rugby-Tea Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member
I agree with you. I'm new but i was on before this stupid update. It makes a-lot of things weird and out of sorts. In my eyes it looks like Tumblr and Facebook had some retarded baby. They only did this update to make them selves happy,not the people on it. You should start a petion
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