Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
:iconhq:

hq

deviantART Headquarters

Site Update: What's Hot (Beta)

Thu Mar 21, 2013, 8:05 PM


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


What's Hot (Beta): Trending Artwork on deviantART

With the vast amount of artwork on deviantART, it can be easy to miss something, and it's common for artwork to get a spike of traffic long after it was originally submitted. Our new “What’s Hot” browse mode surfaces artwork that’s receiving a recent increase in exposure, regardless of when it was submitted.



Change Log

  • There were some layout and styling issues with Critiques and Critique messages. Fixed by yury-n
  • File type restrictions on some categories were fixed. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Some outdated categories needed reparenting or deletion. Fixed by shahyarg
  • There were some layout issues with the "Write a Journal Entry" button on profile page. Fixed by muteor
  • Gallery Stats would not display for some users. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Deviants were not being redirected to the page they logged in from, when logging in from the Deviant Login menu. Fixed by kemayo
  • Some small layout issues could occur when editing the Comments widget on one's Profile. Fixed by muteor
  • Navigating from one deviation to another using the arrow keys would sometimes override browser navigation. Fixed by muteor
  • Passwords containing some special characters were being rejected for a brief period. Fixed by yury-n
  • The "Watch Redraw" button on deviations created in deviantART muro did not work if the deviation was viewed at full size. Fixed by muteor
  • Deviations in the Message Center would not always display properly when the Big Thumbs setting was on. Fixed by muteor
  • The "Show Images" and "deviantART muro drawing" buttons in comments were briefly broken. Fixed by shadowhand
  • When Browsing with endless scrolling, the page could keep scrolling even if there were no more results. Fixed by muteor
  • Some Cancel buttons on the Settings page required two clicks to take effect. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Clicking the "Add to Favourites" button on deviations reached from the Message Center would sometimes take deviants back to the Message Center instead of adding the art to their Favourites. Fixed by muteor
  • When sending a Note using the Share button on deviation pages, clicking on a friends name in note share on deviation page navigated to recipient page rather than adding name to the address box. Fixed by yury-n
  • For Firefox and Internet Explorer users, the browser's back button did not always work properly, when viewing a deviation by using the "Next" and "Previous buttons. Fixed by muteor
  • When deleting many items in the Message Center, the page did not scroll back to the top of the page when finished. Fixed by muteor
  • Some checkboxes were displaying oddly on the Settings page. Fixed by muteor
  • A "Long Running Script" error would sometimes occur for some deviants using Internet Explorer 8. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Various changes were made to improve OAuth 2.0 application submission and whitelisting. Fixed by shahyarg

deviantART muro


  • Menus were not aligned correctly. Fixed by mudimba

Sta.sh / Submit


  • Clicking cancel in the middle of uploading several files to Sta.sh wouldn't entirely cancel the remaining uploads. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When opening a stack URL directly, pressing escape wouldn't return a user to their Sta.sh. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Deleting very large stacks would sometimes fail halfway through deletion. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Editable titles and descriptions in Sta.sh now use the HTML5 attribute ContentEditable, to better distinguish that those areas are editable. Fixed by drommk
  • A "Your sta.sh is empty" message would sometimes appear when it shouldn't have. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Stacks did not have a length limit for titles. Fixed by drommk
  • Dragging to select files would stop working when hovering over editable text. Fixed by drommk
  • Some .PSD and .TIFF deviations for which a preview can't be generated would remain with a broken preview image. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Clicking inside the description box, then clicking outside of the box would cause the content to parse incorrectly. Fixed by drommk
  • Some raw camera filetypes (.3FR, .ARW, .CR2, .CRW, .DCR, .DNG, .ERF, .KDC, .MRW, .NEF, .ORF, .PEF, .RAF, .SR2, .X3F) are now supported for submission. Whenever possible, a PNG preview will be automatically generated when uploaded, the same way that previews are generated for .TIFF and .PSD files that have maximized compatibility turned on. Fixed by kouiskas
  • .PSD, .TIFF and raw camera filetypes will now display EXIF data on the deviation page, if they contain any. Fixed by kouiskas
  • On already published deviations, selecting a different category would incorrectly trigger an autosave, even when "update" hadn't been pressed. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Deviants who had "Request Critiques" saved as a default submission setting would still be able to request Critiques after their Premium Membership expired. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Closed contest categories could still be submitted to after the contest had been closed, when using a link directing submissions to that category. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The page counter wouldn't always update when deleting all items on the page. Fixed by kouiskas

Sta.sh Writer


  • Non-romanized characters were being double-encoded when edited. Fixed by Alisey
  • The CSS from the Sta.sh settings page was showing up on deviantART's settings page. Fixed by Alisey
  • When leaving comments in Sta.sh, the sidebar will more actively remove duplicates from the Conversation tab. Fixed by inazar

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback left on last week's update! Here's some of what you had to say.
  • Deviants were pleased with the addition of the "Import to deviantART muro" button.
  • Feedback regarding the change to More Like This on deviation pages varied. Some deviants said that they liked that the thumbnails were made smaller, but others mentioned that they were displeased with the increased amount.
  • Some deviants would like to create cover images for Gallery folders for Groups. Suggested by BrainyxBat
  • Deviants would like to be able to drag to collect deviations from the More Like This box on deviation pages. Suggested by HyliaBeilschmidt

Discuss!

Writing Journals
When writing Journals to post on deviantART, do you do so from the Write a Journal Entry page, or through Sta.sh Writer? What do you like most about each process? What do you feel could be improved?


Lightbulb Have a suggestion, idea, or feedback? Leave a comment on this article!
Lightbulb Want to keep track of known issues? Check out our Status Forum!
:bug: Find a bug? Report it to the Help Desk(Be as detailed as possible!)

Robert shot an action-packed short film called Two Scoops, starring twins Lola and Lucia who operate an ice cream truck by day and happen to also be monster-slayers. Fans contributed to the project by submitting films, Tweeting their ideas for super-weapons, creating the fiercest monsters, and sending in their photos to appear on Missing Person posters.

We're excited to announce that the collaboration is now complete! You can see the finished film right here, along with the best contributions from fans, and documentary footage to tell the story of the project.

What is your all-time favorite Robert Rodriguez film?

Once Upon A Time In Mexico

Spy Kids

Grindhouse

Sin City

Machete






Art on the Rise
DeviantART is a bustling and active community, and with the high volume of artwork submitted on any given day, it can be easy to miss something. In fact, it's common for artwork to go viral across the Web or get a spike of traffic days, months, or even years after it was originally submitted.

Our new “What’s Hot” browse mode surfaces artwork that’s receiving a recent increase in exposure, regardless of when it was submitted.



A New Way To Surface Artwork
We often see artwork gain a lot of attention across the Web (after being shared on blogs, social sites, etc.), but by the time this recognition occurs, our search engines don't consider it when displaying recently "Popular" deviations. The new "What’s Hot" mode is built to celebrate these surges of exposure.


What's Hot vs. Popular
The content of the “What’s Hot” page uses an algorithm that reflects what artwork has recently garnered attention, regardless of when it was submitted to deviantART. Unlike the "Popular" browse modes, "What’s Hot" ignores submission dates, and artwork that was submitted a year ago can receive enough attention to be "Hot" once again.

The algorithm that powers What's Hot is still being tweaked, so it's possible that we may make changes to it to improve the results.


What’s Hot is About Now
Due to the vast amount of activity on deviantART, the "What’s Hot" page can frequently change the artwork displayed, serving you examples of what's hot on the Web at any given time.


Try it out and see What’s Hot.




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


Importing to deviantART muro from Sta.sh

You can now import files from your Sta.sh into deviantART muro, right from your Sta.sh file itself! Clicking the button will automatically import that image as a layer in deviantART muro, so that you can easily work on an image from anywhere you go. 


Change Log

  • The Forum sidebar would display closed threads. Fixed by kemayo
  • Thumbnails in the More Like This section of the deviation page have been changed to a crop style and now show 15 thumbs instead of 6. We are aware that this display is not currently clear for Literature and Journal deviations, and we are looking into a fix for it at this time. Fixed by ZombieCoder
  • In some browsers, trying to scroll through the content of a modal would scroll the page instead of the modal. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The Critiqueable portal wouldn't display deviations past January 23rd. Fixed by yury-n
  • Opening the "Send a Note" button on a deviant's Profile in a new tab wouldn't work. Fixed by yury-n
  • The Points transfer modal had no password entry field when using iOS devices. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Command+click (ctrl+click) did not open new tabs when used on some menus. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Opening one's Friends list sometimes resulted in a fatal error. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The "More from this artist" section sometimes did not show on deviation pages. Fixed by yury-n
  • Notes would sometimes create drafts even though the note was sent. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Some deviants experienced an occasional "Content Encoding Error" in Firefox. Fixed by chris and shadowhand
  • Deactivated, but logged in users were unable to access the Join page until they logged out. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The Group creation process briefly was not working properly. All delayed applications have now been processed. Fixed by banks
  • Users could not go back to search results from a deviation page by using their browser's "Back" button. Fixed by muteor
  • For a brief period, there was an error when trying to adjust one's Activity visibility settings. Fixed by yury-n
  • The "Watch Redraw" button on deviations created in deviantART muro did not work if the deviation was accessed by using the "Next" or "Previous" buttons. Fixed by shadowhand
  • ANSI deviations weren't displaying properly. Fixed by kemayo

Sta.sh / Submit


  • Dragging to select Sta.sh items wouldn't work if done at the bottom of the page. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Deactivated users were able to submit text. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When an uploaded image meets the minimum size requirements, the sidebar now reflects the ability to sell Prints. Fixed by drommk
  • Uploading images when trying to submit an Installable Journal Skin did not work when accessed through Sta.sh or by browsing to the deviation using the "Previous" and "Next" buttons. Fixed by kemayo

Sta.sh Writer


  • The "deviantART" section of Writer's sidebar would display as blank. Fixed by inazar
  • Writer did not display properly on a 1024px screen. Fixed by Alisey
  • Uploading multiple files to the Writer sidebar would not work consistently. Fixed by Alisey
  • Indentation would not be retained when pasting text with 1/2 inch indentation from Microsoft Word into Writer. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update!
  • Feedback regarding the Forum sidebar was generally positive. 
  • In addition to the Forum sidebar, pushyreeder suggested a view counter and tagging options for Forum threads.
  • Deviants were positive regarding giving gifts. Some deviants mentioned that it would be helpful if a person's Wishlist automatically included their Print or clothing size preferences.
  • It would be helpful for the "Give Points" modal to display how many Points you currently have. Suggested by Kira-Ani-McGrath

Discuss!

The Commissions Portal
We've been busy testing an early version of our brand new Commissions Portal! Check out spyed's journal for the latest details about what's in the works and be sure to share your feedback! Read more »


Lightbulb Have a suggestion, idea, or feedback? Leave a comment on this article!
Lightbulb Want to keep track of known issues? Check out our Status Forum!
:bug: Find a bug? Report it to the Help Desk(Be as detailed as possible!)

Make Money Selling Premium Content

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 3:01 PM

DeviantART allows you to make your high quality stock, photoshop files, tutorials, comics, fonts, pixel art, textures, adoptables, brushes, line art, and more available for download. Edit your deviation, set your price, and generate profits. Withdraw profits as cash, or make purchases on deviantART.

How to Start

To sell an existing deviation as a digital download, edit your piece and check the box for “Premium Content.” Upon saving, you’ll have the opportunity to review the usage licenses and set your price! We support the sale of everything from high-res image files or image sets to PSDs and zip files!

Edit Deviations
in Your Gallery
Enable Premium Content on your deviation
Still want to know more about selling Digital Downloads on deviantART? Learn More.

Why Sell on dA?

  • Earn profits and turn your earnings into cash!
  • Connect instantly with millions of potential customers
  • Increase the exposure of your art
  • Make your work accessible to a large network of creatives
  • Keep 80% of Every Sale
  • No Exclusivity Requirement
  • Guaranteed safe, secure, and instant delivery

Market Your Downloads

Coming Soon!

Make your downloads stand out! Stay tuned for "Tips on How to Market and Sell Your Digital Downloads."



Recent Journal Entries

Journal Writers

Official deviantART Blog

Welcome to the official deviantART Blog.

Watch us for official news and information about deviantART.