Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

Site Update: February 9, 2012

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 7:17 PM


In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes that have been made, including new features and bug fixes. In the "Your Feedback" section, you'll find suggestions and known issues that were brought up by members in the last Site Update.

Change Log


General


:bug: Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a problem where some would be redirected to their Sta.sh when editing an old Journal. - Fixed by $kemayo
  • When viewing Journals on member profiles and Group profiles, the "More Entries" button sends you to the next entries rather than the ones you just saw. - Fixed by $Nodren
  • On the Groups Portal, the "Read More" button on Group descriptions no longer displays if there's nothing "more" to "read." - Fixed by $Nodren
  • Fixed layout issues with the Channels page. - Fixed by $allixsenos
  • Tweaked the Message Center layout so that long titles and a narrow browser window now play nice. - Fixed by $allixsenos
  • Fixed multiple issues that sometimes caused modal windows to have an ugly white background. - Fixed by #ArtBIT
  • Fixed a bug where some people couldn't switch out of the mobile version of deviantART. - Fixed by $helloandre
  • Fixed an issue with Collections where dragging thumbs into newly created folders was not registering without a page refresh. - Fixed by $helloandre
  • After an account has been deactivated, members are no longer restricted from signing up with the same email address of their deactivated account. - Fixed by $samshull
  • When browsing on the front page while logged out, the "next" and "previous" navigation buttons now correctly skip over mature content artwork. - Fixed by #ArtBIT
  • Fixed an issue that caused some display errors when dragging and dropping. - Fixed by $helloandre
  • Improved Google Web Font detection for people who make Journal Skins. - Fixed by $kemayo
  • Fixed the category selection button on original Journal submission form. It is no longer slightly cut off. - Fixed by $Alisey
Sta.sh


:bulletblue: What's New
:bug: Bug Fixes
  • Sharing from Sta.sh as a Note now links to the Sta.sh item instead of producing a non-functional :thumb: code. - Fixed by $kouiskas
  • The "paper leaves" of the corners of stacks now show up correctly in Safari and Chrome. - Fixed by $kouiskas
  • Made the button style more consistent on Sta.sh items. - Fixed by $kouiskas
  • Right-clicking the "view" and "submit" buttons on a Sta.sh thumbnail to open a new tab or window now points to the correct URLs. - Fixed by $kouiskas
  • Under some circumstances, members would get the deviantART login modal on Sta.sh, now they always get the Sta.sh one. - Fixed by $adahacker
  • When merging items in Sta.sh, if at least one of the merged items has a non-default stack name, it becomes the name used for the merged item. - Fixed by $aMoniker
  • For a short time, the controls when hovering a selected Sta.sh item weren't wide enough. - Fixed by $aMoniker
  • Banned users now see a proper error page when trying to access Sta.sh. - Fixed by $kouiskas
Sta.sh Writer


:bulletblue: What's New
  • The "Edit in Writer" button is now always available on the top right corner of Journals and Literature created using Sta.sh Writer. - Added by $kemayo
:bug: Bug Fixes
  • Searching twice in the sidebar would result in the second search not updating the set of thumbs. - Fixed by $kemayo
  • Replaced the "empty literature" thumbnail image with a version showing empty text rather than a generic image. - Fixed by $kemayo
  • Bumped the number of thumbs shown in the sidebar to 120 for everything. - Fixed by $kemayo
  • Clicking a Writer document in the Writer sidebar no longer offers to load it as a draft; instead it inserts it as a thumbnail, but the pencil menu on that thumbnail has an "edit draft" option. - Fixed by $inazar
  • Fixed a bug where the pencil menu on images inserted into Writer would not close when changing image size. - Fixed by $Alisey
  • Stack thumbnails on Writer are now even better than last week, because they're not vertically squished now. - Fixed by $Alisey
  • Sta.sh Writer now accepts all YouTube URLs, even if there are extra parameters on the end of the URL. - Fixed by $inazar
  • Dragging on stacks/skin thumbs in the sidebar is suppressed, because letting them get dragged into the writer area resulted in broken images on submit. - Fixed by $inazar
  • The Writer sidebar loading indicator no longer accidentally covers up artwork. - Fixed by $kemayo

Your Feedback


  • The "Friends" dropdown should be sorted by Friends Lists. - From =alpin-j
  • Add the ability to add links in Critiques (for external resources, etc...). - From `ClefairyKid
  • When searching and browsing artwork, add the ability to move to the next and previous pages of results by using the left and right keys. - From =excentricjester 
  • Add a "Last Edited" timestamp to Journals. - From =virgino0owhore
  • There should be a "Remove from Favourites" button when browsing Favourites and Collections. - From *digitalkitty in the Suggestions Forum
  • It's not possible for non-Premium Members to reply to a Critique, even if it is their own Critique. Thanks for pointing out, we'll fix this! - From *Wraithldr in the Suggestions Forum
  • Increase the limit of deviations per page in the deviantWATCH section of your Message Center. - From =ArO113
  • Group collapsed comments (hidden and spam) together. - From *psychoplumbers and =MissPinks
  • `LostKitten provided some suggestions for watchers and friends lists: separating Groups from deviants in your friends lists, and consolidating the Watcher, Friends, Groups, and Recent Visitors widgets. See the following mockup:
Watch List by LostKitten

Recurring feedback from previous Site Updates:
  • Some members were frustrated and confused with the listing of groups on the "Submit to Group" modal on deviation pages. Currently, it lists out groups you've frequently submitted to (regardless of if you're still in the group) and groups you're an admin of, but some people suggested that it should just be a straightforward list of groups you're a member or admin of. - From `apocathary, ~Kracov, *Blooper-Love, ~velka, and others
  • On Journal deviation pages, add the "Remove from Messages" option that appears on art deviations. - From ~PerfectDerealization
  • After we added the ability to have "!" characters in deviation titles, some deviants requested other characters (such as & ? * " @ ' [] () ...). - From *PinkLace, *chriseastmids, *ninjatron, ~Alisbet, and others
  • Bring back the functionality where Group admins receive notifications when Group Journals receive new comments.
  • Various upgrades to deviantART's mobile interface, including Sta.sh support, Notes, ability to watch deviants, access to friends lists, etc.
  • Add the ability to browse Journals in your Message Center using the "next" and "previous" buttons like you can with art deviations. - From *xPastxChaserx and others
  • Some members asked that the browser upgrade notice be removed since they couldn't update their browser for various reasons.

:lightbulb:  Discuss These Ideas!

  • Some members have brought up issues with the new deviantID widget. Several people suggested that the artist type was too restrictive and some members didn't want to display "Other" on the header of their profile. One illustrator had a concern with labeling herself has a digital or traditional artist when she was in fact both. A few members didn't like that their username was listed on their deviantID as well as on the top of their profile. What do you think? How could the new deviantID be improved?

Last Week's Idea Discussion

In the previous Site Update, we received some very helpful feedback about the ideas suggested by members of the community.
  • Last week, the comment rating system created some interesting debates among members. People liked the idea of surfacing great comments, especially for Journals and Forums with hundreds and thousands of comments. However, many people had concerns with abuse, ganging up against people, and people not having the ability to voice an unpopular opinion.
  • People suggested many Message Center improvement ideas, many of which pointed to the fact that people are overwhelmed. Some of the suggestions were: Sorting by art category or member, separating Group messages from member messages, realtime updating, setting priority to certain members (for example, your best friends or favorite artists), and watching only certain categories of members and Groups.
  • Some members liked the idea of email notifications for messages and Notes, while others said they check deviantART too often for email notifications to be useful. Some would prefer a digest email. Customization of which message types you receive was requested by multiple members. 
 Lightbulb Have a suggestion, idea, or feedback? Leave a comment on this article!
:bug: Find a bug? Report it to the Help Desk! (Be as detailed as possible!)





Add a Comment:
 
:iconalphapower:
AlphaPower Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   General Artist
:icondragontailfaster:
Reply
:iconraptor6212:
raptor6212 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
---------------------------hmmmm.................[link]
Reply
:iconmai50:
mai50 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
hiiiii
Reply
:iconthesilverart:
TheSilverart Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I thenk it's a good idea
Reply
:iconmegadee:
Megadee Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
I don't know if anyone else is having this problem but, when I search through a category I can only go about 4 pages in (about 96 Deviations) before it turns into, to put it frankly, garbage. My last search in the textures brought me to a bunch of photos of Disney stars from a few years back.

Any ideas as to what is going on here?
Reply
:iconicytemporalist:
icytemporalist Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
•Bring back the functionality where Group admins receive notifications when Group Journals receive new comments.
I'm all for this. It'd make addressing issues raised in journals sooo much easier for admins. Perhaps an option to have it sent or not, just incase some groups get too many messages on their journals to cope.

•Various upgrades to deviantART's mobile interface, including Sta.sh support, Notes, ability to watch deviants, access to friends lists, etc.
I'm (again) bringing up a request that Devart Mobile be extended to the 3DS please.
Reply
:iconlychanchanchan:
Lychanchanchan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ajdnxmeirfmd4red no se leer en ingles ._. [link] :fu:
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
Reply
:icontrickitt:
Trickitt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012   Digital Artist
My boyfriend looked up what browser the 3DS uses and it's called NetFront. So maybe they could either make the mobile version available to choose instead of it automatically detecting what you're using and/or make improvements for the NetFront browser. c:

Also continuing from the removing certain people in groups: Maybe there could also be an option to stack artist's deviations within groups. Like if you have Stacks enabled it puts each group as one Stack in your message center. But when you click the group's Stack you can have the option to Stack inside of that so it'll show every artist that has submitted to the group in little piles. That way it'd be a lot easier to filter through artists within the group and not X them out individually!
Reply
:iconicytemporalist:
icytemporalist Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've actually made a suggestion thread about that, and it seems most people just go 'meh' about and move on. :(
Reply
:icontrickitt:
Trickitt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Well that's disappointing. Still I'm sure there are enough of us who would benefit from some improvements, even if they don't check the forums to comment on it! (I'm one of those people. xD)
Reply
:iconicytemporalist:
icytemporalist Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Truth be told, I really only go there when I'm taking the time to follow the process properly... ^^;
Reply
:icontrickitt:
Trickitt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012   Digital Artist
I would love for dA to have a link somewhere to the mobile version of the site. I use my 3DS browser to check my dA messages sometimes but the page always breaks and 80% of the deviations don't load. I've tried looking for a way to access the mobile site but there is no such thing.

Also I would love to be able to separate Groups and Watchers in the watch list. It never made sense to me why they're lumped together. Separating group submissions in the message center would also be wonderful. And I'm still suggesting that there should be an option to block/remove certain people from appearing in groups you watch!
Reply
:icondarkyoshi67:
Darkyoshi67 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I find that really annoying on my 3DS too...
I would really like some 3DS Compatibility please, DA!
Reply
:iconicytemporalist:
icytemporalist Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I ought to mention that on my Devwatch, after going through and emptying a 'stack' of deviations and returning to the err... 'main screen' sometimes the 'stack' will remain there, saying the same, or a smaller number of deviations are still inside there, though when I reopen it, no deviations are displayed.

Though the stack can still be 'deleted' by clicking on the cross on the top, I figure that since it seems like a :bug:, I should mention it here.
Reply
:iconninjafox-chan:
NinjaFox-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student General Artist
When I open my watch menu it also has stuff in my gallery menu (the messages I recieve and stuff) do you think you could change it so that when you open messages from your watchers it doesn't also have deviations from your watchers? Otherwise whats the point of having the gallery messages?
Reply
:icondoctorchibi:
DoctorChibi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Would be nice to be able to check this out on the iphone app but it keeps crashing >_>
Reply
:iconczoo:
czoo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Your site still sucks - take the stupid update your browser banner away.
Reply
:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Just curious, what's stopping you from updating your browser?
Reply
:iconczoo:
czoo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I have an OLD xp era machine, ... even IE8 was a problem for it and IE9 was just not gonna happen ... not everyone has money to put into a new machine to satisfy the whims of DeviantBrother.
Reply
:iconxzaijo15x:
Xzaijo15X Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
0k... thanks
Reply
:icondj-jj:
DJ-JJ Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student General Artist
When I'm on my Android it says that I'm on an I-pad! :hmm:
Reply
:iconkandy12349:
Kandy12349 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
When's the deadline????
Reply
:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
For what? :O
Reply
:iconemilswalker:
Emilswalker Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   Interface Designer
haha, the deadline p:
Reply
:iconnatanael19:
natanael19 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
...
Reply
:iconakeed:
akeed Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Well done
Thank you
For your attention

Greetings and respect to you
Reply
:iconmai50:
mai50 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
why do shadow....
i sorry
Reply
:iconolgolugo:
olgolugo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah!! the groups thing sucks!! :noes:
They should display the whole groups you are in, instead of just a few... in fact, it shows a group that I'm no longer a member!!! :stinkeye:
Reply
:iconmystica-elska:
mystica-elska Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
May I make a suggestion?
Can groups delete notes? It is a bit frustrating knowing that they can only be archived---but they are still there. Normal notes from deviant to deviant can be deleted, but not the group notes...

Also, I think the separate watch list is a great idea!
Reply
:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Thanks for the feedback!
Reply
:iconsammael-sin:
Sammael-Sin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
OK, I still not understant. my E so bad.
Reply
:iconxshinrabanshox:
xShinrabanshox Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, cool.
Reply
:iconjellmeier:
Jellmeier Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
So...where are all the UPDATES that are talked about..?????? Why make things complex when they can be so easy...???
Reply
:iconfotisstav:
fotisstav Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks!!
Reply
:iconbadrun:
badrun Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
~badrun
Reply
:iconniniku-chan:
Niniku-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool thanks!
Reply
:iconvulpeserin:
VulpesErin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I love deviantart, but I've had many problems with deviant and viruses. Do you know if the site will ever be more secure in the way of viruses and such? I know I don't really know how viruses work, but I'm sure the site security has some influence, right?
Reply
:icondaanube:
daanube Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i don't know if i am the only one who has this bug but, i've submitted a deviation through Sta.sh and everytime I want to zoom in, the only thing i see is a big square, instead the deviation... D:

(using FireFox 9.0.1)
Reply
:iconametueraspirant:
ametueraspirant Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i don't like having to classify myself as "artist" when i have no artistic talent to speak of, it would be nice to have more options, as well as the option to rate yourself "absolute beginner" or "hopelessly obsolete" in skill.
Reply
:iconeilanuy:
Eilanuy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh.. and a glitch im having
when i zoom in on really big pictures, and go to zoom out, it zooms in even more, so i have to double click to zoom out >.<
~ im using chrome btw
Reply
:iconwhitekitsuneknight:
WhiteKitsuneKnight Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for allowing comments on group journals to be sent to the admins; It was getting a little stressful checking up onn journals every few minutes to see if there was a reply. Since I like to interact with everyone in the group, that was a big help. Thanks again!
Reply
:iconlancha:
Lancha Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Hello,
If I write a journal update, people often don't see that update in their message center, even though they watch journal entries. (and even though I uncheck the "this edit is minor..." box)
Reply
:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Previously when one wrote in journal, a div align centre and sub code would refer to both the one in the line with it and below with enclosed tags
So it would be like:

<sub> a
b

b
c
f
asdaj
asda

</sub>

would be

a
b

b
c
f
asdaj
asda



But now in sta.sh writer, when doing the div aligns and < sub > codes, it doesn't read like that and has to be done for every single line.. so it's like this



<sub> a</sub>
<sub>b

b
<sub>c this part then doesn't work
<sub>f</sub>
asdaj
asda

</sub>


to

a
b

b
<sub>c this part then doesn't work
>f
asdaj
asda

</sub> [code]hanging[/code]
Reply
:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I'm trying to understand what you're saying... you can't put line breaks inside sub tags? Is that correct?
Reply
:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I have to put the tags in every line in order to have them centred or subbed. I can't do a a <sub> in one line, and have a paragraph and end the sub tag in the end of paragraph. It shows up as sub working for the first line of the paragraph (if the sub is beside the line) and the </sub> at the end left as that.
If I want to <sub> the whole paragraph, I have to do it in every line.
That's for the <div align="center" and </div> tag as well.
Reply
:iconcaringheartttr:
CaringheartTTR Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you all are very busy improving this site.
Love the ideas and the site is awesome as always :nod:.
Reply
:iconwatch123456:
watch123456 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Since the update .... my antivirus programm warned me (infected sites) ..
Reply
:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
You are all doing a wonderful job................EXCEP with me!
Reply
:iconphinbela:
phinbela Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
yo no encontre ningun error
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:icondanlev: More from danlev


Featured in Collections

News_Journals by EventFavs-krissi001

Articles + Journals by litecrush

News + Journals by Moonbeam13


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
February 9, 2012
Submitted with
Sta.sh Writer
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
83,205 (2 today)
Favourites
209 (who?)
Comments
1,409
×