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With better organization and improved structure, our new navigation creates a more streamlined site experience.  Features like Today, Undiscovered, and What’s Hot have been given more prominence, while the More menu is now easily accessible with its simplified, new look.  The addition of infinite scroll on Daily Deviations allows you to quickly discover even more hand-selected deviations. This all adds up to more control over what you use most and makes it easier to discover great artists and their art.  



More Menu

The More menu, which was previously available next to the DeviantArt logo, has been better organized and moved to a more prominent and convenient location. This change was based on community feedback that its previous placement was hard to find, and its contents overwhelming.



Homepage

Your DeviantArt homepage is defined by you — it will remember which subnavigation tab you visited last.  For example, if you’re someone who loves Daily Deviations and wants to see them every time you visit the homepage, simply click Daily Deviations in the subnavigation and that section will act as your new “home” every time you return to DeviantArt.com.


Sticky Navigation

When viewing deviations on the Browse page, the subnavigation and left sidebar travel down with you as you scroll, so that other pages can easily be accessed regardless of where you are on the page. With endless scrolling on Browse pages, having the navigation readily available is handy if you’re deep into a browse experience.


And More!

Daily Deviations, now featuring endless scroll, have been added to the new subnavigation as well.  Visit the updated Daily Deviations page to easily scroll through thousands of amazing, hand-picked deviations.

Also, for deviants who prefer the Stick Menu option, it remains available, but has been relocated to your Settings page.


Improving the browse and navigation experience is part of our ongoing mission and we're eager to bring you continued updates in this area. We realize these changes may modify your daily navigation habits and appreciate your perseverance in integrating these changes into your daily routine.


Share your thoughts on the new navigation by posting a Status Update using the #NewNavigation tag.

Artist credit: Vintage Compass by hourglassthorne


Wall of Art by Roky320
Giving curators the recognition they deserve.


With the launch of the Watch Feed, you can also now watch Collections made by other deviants. Collections are surfaced through the Watch Feed, creating a new way to discover and expose artwork on DeviantArt. Collections have been given additional exposure by appearing on deviation pages as well as tag pages.


Watchcollection by danlev


“I am loving Collections as well. I am proud of my Collections and am glad they will finally be getting notice. And it also gives more exposure to the artists as this is more viral in nature than simply faving something then making an art feature journal to share it with others.”  —GillianIvy

Managing Collections

When you watch someone, you’ll automatically be watching all of their Collections — but you can also choose to enable or disable watching Collections on a deviant-by-deviant basis.


To watch only specific Collections from a deviant, uncheck “Collections” on their watch settings (now you’re watching none of their Collections), and then visit one of their Collections and then click “+Watch Collection.”



If you’d prefer not to have one of your Collections displayed on other deviants' Activity Feeds, you can visit the Collection Options area of your Collection and check "Disable watching".

Collections on Deviation Pages

Art curators are among the unsung heroes of DeviantArt, and with these new changes, we’re now surfacing Collections on deviation pages, allowing you to discover curations of artwork that include that specific deviation.

Tagging Collections

Using the new Tags feature, you can now tag your Collections with relevant topics. Tags will display on your Collections. Relevant Collections will be displayed on tag pages, giving more exposure to curators’ work.


Share your thoughts on the new Collections features by posting a Status Update using the #Collections tag.

Artist credit: Wall of Art by Roky320

My Postit Notes by Dr-Koesters
Discover more of your favorite topics.


Tags create landing pages around topics — making it easier to discover related artwork, bringing together artists and art appreciators, and forming communities around common interests. As DeviantArt grows and creates new ways to discover great content, we believe tags will play an important role in better surfacing artwork.

Tag Deviations, Collections, and Status Updates

You now have the ability to tag your deviations and Collections. Tags added to your deviations will be publicly viewable — this is a change from the previous use of keywords, which were private. Visitors can learn about your work by viewing how you tagged it, and can find more works by you and other deviants based on tags. Tags can also be used in comments, Status Updates, Journals, and Collections.


Tagging your deviations and Collections will improve their visibility across the DeviantArt network. Tags are the glue for surfacing and creating context around different types of content. Tagging is a crucial part of discoverability and will help your work find the audience that will appreciate it most! The goal of tags is to help you find art and topics that resonate with you, real-time community activity, and new ways to participate in the community.


“Tags will make it much easier to categorise and find deviations!” —Baka-Inu-Ninja


Tags Pages

Tag pages display artwork, Journals, Collections, Status Updates, and a stream of activity around a shared theme. You can also find a list of deviants who are frequently using that tag, to connect with other people who share your interests.



Tags Transitioned From Keywords Must be Approved

Important: Keywords added to existing deviations before tags launched will not display publicly unless you approve them using our new Tag Editor, which can also be used to add and edit tags on your existing deviations in bulk.

Editing Tags with the Tag Editor

Using the tag editor, you can add, edit, and approve tags on your deviations in bulk. The Tag Editor allows you to manage tags, up to 20 deviations at a time — making it a more seamless process for you to tag your content. The Tag Editor can be accessed next to the “tags” field while editing any existing deviation.



Start Tagging

Get started now! Read our tagging guide and use the Tag Editor to approve tags on your deviations.


Share your thoughts on the new tags feature by posting a Status Update using #Tags.

Artist credit: My Postit Notes by Dr-Koesters

Friends by mainbearing
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.

Change Log

  • A "Select All 20" option and "Select None" option have been added to the Tag Editor page. Added by kemayo
  • The Tag Editor page would occasionally display tags twice. Fixed by kemayo
  • When the Active Members widget on a Group page was placed into a sidebar, the text would not display properly. Fixed by baclap
  • The tag input box on Submit/Edit pages would behave unusually when reached via the tab button. Fixed by szlosek
  • Clicking thumbnails in shared Status Updates did nothing. Fixed by inazar
  • Mentions made in comments on Status Updates were not sending mention notifications. Fixed by inazar
  • The search box on the Forum wasn't searching for forum threads. Fixed by trezoid
  • Some Deviousness awards were marked as having been awarded in 1969. Fixed by baclap
  • When in Sta.sh on the mobile website, there would be an unintentional horizontal scrollbar. Fixed by trezoid
  • In Sta.sh Writer embedded thumbs would have resize handles even when the thumbnail was not resizeable. Fixed by trezoid
  • Images dragged into Sta.sh Writer would incorrectly retain some CSS classes and other attributes.  Fixed by trezoid
  • Deactivated and banned deviants were not rendering correctly in the user page watcher modals. Fixed by baclap
  • Deviations in the Motion Books category had rendering issues on the mobile website. Fixed by trezoid
  • When hovering over a deviation thumbnail included in a Journal or comment, the button to switch the thumbnail to a standard link was missing. Fixed by inazar 
  • A small number of Journals were not displaying properly, because they contained an embedded item from Sta.sh that was deleted after the Journal's publishing. Fixed by trezoid
  • When viewing one's Sta.sh from the Sta.sh Writer sidebar, if a stack contained only sub-stacks without any individual files, those sub-stacks would display multiple times. Fixed by trezoid

Your Feedback

Thank you for your feedback on last week's Site Update!

  • We continue to monitor performance of our recently launched features, now available to Beta Testers and a small portion of the overall deviantART audience. Thank you for your continued feedback as we work to tweak and refine these features before they're released site-wide.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, deviants generally said that they do not use the Random buttons, though a few mentioned occasionally doing so when giving deviants llama badges or when looking for new art or artists.
  • Degard's suggestion about community-aided tagging with artist approval was well-received.
  • TheEmerald suggested a Random DD button, to view a random Daily Deviation from the past.

Discuss!

Art Challenges

Do you take part in any regular art challenges, be it daily, weekly, or monthly? What are some of your favorite art challenges, and what is your motivation for participating?

Header artwork: Friends by mainbearing 

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the sprouts by DSMeskalito
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 and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

New Features Being Tested

A series of new features are currently being tested within the community! These features are currently available to many of our Beta Testers, as well as small handful of the general deviantART audience. 
  • Today Page: The new Today Page is a human and dynamically powered newspaper for the community that reflects the stories inside of deviantART as they pertain to art, fandom, pop- and world culture.
  • Site Navigation: The site navigation has been given a redesign for organization and ease of use, condensing the main menu and giving emphasis to important aspects of the site, such as What's Hot, Undiscovered, and Daily Deviations.
  • Activity Feeds: In addition to the familiar Message Center, the new Activity Feed gives you the opportunity to explore deviations, Polls, and other items posted by artists you follow, as well as the artwork that they curate in their Collections. 
    • Status Updates: As part of the Activity Feeds, you can now post quick Status Updates! Post quick personal updates, share a work in progress or your commission status, share the work of an artist you like, talk about current events, ask your watchers for advice, share what inspires you, or talk about how you’re feeling.
    • Tags: Tags create landing pages around topics, making it easier to discover related artwork, and bring together artists and art appreciators around common interests. Tag pages display artwork, Journals, Collections, Status Updates, and a stream of activity around a shared theme, so you can connect with other people who share your interests.
    • Collections: You can now watch Collections made by other deviants. When you watch someone, you’ll automatically be watching their Collections, but you can also choose to enable or disable watching Collections on a deviant-by-deviant basis.


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 positive about the release of the Tag Editor.
  • A few deviants voiced concern with a few search issues relating to tags. These issues have since been dealt with by our developers.
  • Degard suggested a way for the community to add relevant tags to another user's deviations (with approval from that deviant), to help bring their artwork to the right audience.

Discuss!

Random Buttons

Do you use the Random Deviant, Deviation, or Group buttons, and if so, how frequently? When you do use them, is it just a matter of browsing, or are you using these buttons with a specific intent in mind?

Header artwork: the sprouts by DSMeskalito 

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