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
- When a deviant submits multiple deviations close together, they will now be grouped on the Watch Feed. Changed by helloandre
- In last week's Site Update, we mentioned that under certain circumstances, literature and Journal deviations could end up in a partially submitted state, creating a deviation page and duplicate Sta.sh item without sending a Message Center notification. The affected deviations have since been repaired. Fixed by inazar
- The sidebar of the Journal Portal was overlaying on top of the site header. Fixed by trezoid
- When updating one's DeviantID, if a file uploaded to the widget was too large, the upload would fail without any indication. It will now issue an error message. Fixed by szlosek
- In the Watch Feed, written deviations that had been shared by a deviant would have display issues related to the "Read more" button. Fixed by inazar
- For Firefox users, trying to change one's email address on the Settings page would result in an incorrect error message. Fixed by baclap
- Under specific conditions, trying to remove a deviation in storage from one's Favourites would not work, and the deviation placeholder would reappear upon reloading the page. Fixed by DEVlANT
- The About Us page was not displaying correctly on mobile devices. Fixed by elhsmart
Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update
We appreciate the feedback regarding the old Webcam widget; however, it won't be returning. The widget lost its original value as a way to stream a webcam through a static image URL. The widget also caused security issues where deviants were unintentionally embedding URLs flagged by browsers as malicious — causing some pages of DeviantArt to be inaccessible. We've absolutely noted your passion for Profile Page customization and self-expression, and realize we need to offer more ways for personalization in the near future.
Here's some of the additional feedback on last week's update:
- Deviants were positive about the updated mobile website header, though a few deviants mentioned that they would like to see their message total at a glance.
- The most common response to the Discuss topic was that deviants edit their deviations to correct typos or to add links in the artwork's description.
- Deviants also said that they edit their deviations when they spot an error in their work and wish to correct it, or else when they've uploaded a work-in-progress and want to replace it with the completed work.
- On average, deviants said they edit deviations 1 to 3 times, though with particular deviations they may edit more or less than that.
Do you find that you are more spontaneous when it comes to creating art, or do you prefer to work in a set routine? If you prefer a set routine, do you set a schedule with time for yourself to create, or do you fit it into unscheduled time in your day? Header artwork: Cooler by IgorWolski
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