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Karina by livingloudphoto
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

  • Various updates were made to the Sta.sh API for developers. 
  • Ads would appear on the Submit page, when visiting from the mobile website. Fixed by trezoid
  • Beta Tester status could be unintentionally enabled for Premium Members with rebilling enabled, if they'd ever been a Beta Tester in the past. Fixed by justgalym
  • The page title on Status Updates would show escaped HTML entities. Fixed by Alisey
  • "502 Bad Gateway" errors were being triggered during purchases. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • When selecting a category on the Submit page, the example deviations displayed would be the same for every category selected. Fixed by Alisey
  • The Download button on deviation pages would display escaped HTML instead of an "x", when showing that image's resolution. Fixed by Alisey
  • For Premium Members who have a lot of deviations in their Gallery, the Gallery Stats would occasionally return errors involving memory space. Fixed by inazar
  • If one Journal deviation with a preview image contained a thumbnail link to another Journal deviation that had a thumbnail of the first deviation in it, the thumbnail would trigger loading errors. Fixed by DEVlANT 
  • Pagination buttons were disabled on Group Correspondence pages. Fixed by justgalym
  • For a brief period, selecting a Journal Skin would not work. Fixed by kemayo
  • Ads would appear on Portfolios, even though they shouldn't. Fixed by trezoid
  • For Groups that were converted from deviant Profiles, the viewer for older Notes wasn't loading. Fixed by trezoid 
  • When submitting a stack of files from Sta.sh to DeviantArt, the page would sometimes time out, if the stack had an extremely large number of files. Fixed by trezoid
  • For users of non-Internet Explorer browsers, the Help Desk contact form would have display issues. Fixed by micahgoulart
  • When browser windows were set to particularly narrow sizes, drop menus would not be positioned correctly. Fixed by Alisey
  • On the mobile app, items created in DeviantArt muro would not necessarily display. Fixed by justgalym
  • When on the mobile website, tapping on a deviation image to zoom in would not work. Fixed by baclap

Your Feedback

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

In response to the Discuss topic, deviants had varying opinions to match their various medium and creation habits. Some deviants prefer to create art every day, even if it's smaller doodles, sketches, or works in progress, where some prefer to create full works on a daily basis. Other deviants said they tend to not create every day — the reasons given for this included not having time, not feeling inspired, or simply not wanting to create.

For example, noruoki noted that she creates every day because she feels she wouldn't make as much progress with her art if she didn't, whereas Siobhan68 prefers not to create every day because she feels it turns the creation process into work.

Discuss!

Exploring Creativity

How do you explore creativity when you're not actively creating art? Do you listen to music and visualize concepts or ideas? Are there things in particular that lend to or inspire your creativity?

Header artwork: Karina by livingloudphoto 

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Access by mmastriani
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

  • When selecting Prints frames, the menus to select were incorrectly positioned. Fixed by Alisey
  • On the mobile website, tapping to zoom in on deviations and Sta.sh items would not work. Fixed by baclap
  • For a short period, Journal Skins would not save properly. Fixed by kemayo
  • Deviants filing tickets at the Help Desk could receive an alert saying that their browser was outdated, even if it wasn't. Fixed by micahgoulart

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, deviants mentioned a variety of improvements they would like to see to the Notifications panel of the DeviantArt Mobile App. 
  • Several deviants said that they would like to access their Notes from the app, and we agree! We're actively working on improving the app and Notes are high on our list of features to include.
  • MamaELM and JenFruzz said that they would find it useful if the Notifications panel could be sorted or viewed by type, for easier processing.
  • bearrawr suggested that swiping left or right on a notification could remove its corresponding message from the Message Center.

Discuss!

Creating and You

Do you make time in your schedule to create each day? Why or why not? Do you find you enjoy creating more when you do it regularly, or when you give yourself time in between each creation?

Header artwork: Access by mmastriani 

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In the Insidious: Chapter 3 Emoticon Contest, we challenged you to create a spooky Insidious-inspired emoticon, and the winners are in! The finalists will all receive cash prizes and tickets to see Insidious: Chapter 3 in theaters, and the winning entry will be turned into a full set of emoticons available on the Kik Messenger app. Congratulations, winners!I3-social 2a by TharBeVikings
















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In the Insidious: Chapter 3 Emoticon Contest, we challenged you to create an original emoticon based on the terrifying Insidious series, and the winners are in! Twenty-five spooky and amusing semi-finalists were sent to Leigh Whannell, director and writer of Insidious: Chapter 3, who chose three winners from the impressive selection. The first, second, and third place winners will all receive cash prizes and tickets to see Insidious: Chapter 3 in theaters, and the first place winning entry will also be turned into a full set of emoticons available on the Kik Messenger app. Congratulations, winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!



































Home again home again by pjacubinas
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

  • We encountered and resolved an issue where deviants with certain ISPs were logged out of their accounts and unable to log back in.
  • Errors could occur when requesting a commission from a deviant through the Commissions widget, if your password had a forward slash or backslash. Fixed by baclap
  • For iPad users visiting the mobile website, the "Previous" button wouldn't work when browsing deviations. Fixed by baclap
  • Clicking on the "Add to Favourites" button before the deviation page finished loading would not trigger the deviation being added to your Favourites. Fixed by Alisey
  • Blocking a deviant would not consistently remove that deviant from your Watch List. Fixed by inazar
  • The Today page could take an excessive amount of time to load when opened. Fixed by yumeruby

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! While we asked about Status Updates last week, we're happy to announce that in the time since last week, the 1 millionth Status Update was posted!
  • In response to the Discuss topic, deviants said they use Status Updates for a variety of reasons, although primarily they use them for very short updates, or for sharing works in progress.
  • A few deviants noted using Status Updates to tell people about their commission status.
  • Some deviants made suggestions regarding the design of Status Updates, and said that Status Updates could stand to be more compact.

Discuss!     

Notifications on Mobile

The "Notifications" tab on the DeviantArt Mobile App (pictured below) includes messages related to your account, including favourites and comments on your content, mentions, and new watcher notifications. This section is similar to DeviantArt.com's Message Center, but notifications are presented differently and ordered sequentially.


How would you like to see the Mobile App's Notifications feature improved to be more useful for you to go about your daily DeviantArt routine on mobile?


Notifications on Mobile by danlev


Header artwork: Home again home again by pjacubinas

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Birds by Tohad
DeviantArt will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, April 22nd from approximately 11:00 PM to 11:30 PM Pacific.

You might recall that we previously held Scheduled Maintenance on April 8th. At that time, we discovered there was a bit more work to be done. After spending the last two weeks addressing those issues, we're ready for our second (and hopefully final) test run — which will ultimately result in a faster, better DeviantArt experience!

DeviantArt.com and the DeviantArt Mobile App will be in read-only mode during this maintenance period — you'll be unable to submit, comment, or +fav deviations (or take other actions that require being logged-in.) However, you'll still be able to browse and search the site, and, same as last time, we encourage you to find and share artwork that you enjoy, bringing attention to artists you love!

As we continue to test changes to our backend systems, we want to reassure you that none of your data will be affected or lost during this maintenance period.

Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you for your patience. DeviantArt's scheduled maintenance is now complete. Please commence DeviantArting!


Header artwork: Birds by Tohad



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