Here's a quick bit of trivia! Did you know that journals
comprise about 25%
of posts submitted daily?
Journals are an integral part of the deviantART experience, and coming soon, they'll receive the spotlight they deserve. Introducing the new Journal portal!
A brand new look is coming to the News page
- From the Journal portal, which will be replacing the News page, you'll be able to browse, submit, or search journals and news. You'll be able to browse by Newest, Popular, and Featured (which is comprised of official deviantART news and highlights).
- Journals will be visible with their skin, giving you a better context of the post.
What happened to the old News page?
over the screenshot below to see more!)
As you may recall, we teased the release of merging news, journals, blogs, and deviations in order to create a unified submission process
. This means journals, blogs, and news will receive a load of awesome benefits that only deviations currently have, including:
- Being able to journals
- Hiding journals from non-deviants
- Share settings
- Blog searching
- Comment disabling on group blogs
- Journal :thumb: codes
The aim of this upgrade is to unify all these systems, making them simpler to use and more consistent in appearance and functionality. As news, journals, and group blogs become one, they will all be found in the News section shown above. The News page will have an improved look and feel, and provide you an easy way to search and browse through journals, blogs, and news all in one place! But this looks a lot like the Today page!
Where the new News page and the Today page differ is that Today only shows the most popular journals, whereas the upgraded News page sorts journals by recent, popular, and featured. Both will still live, but we're taking the best bits and pieces from Today and adding them to the News page.
The future is bright, my friends. Be well.