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.
New Premium Member Feature: Gallery Subfolders
One of the most requested features we've gotten on Site Updates in the past is the ability to add subfolders within your gallery. As of today, the wait is over! Subfolder capability has been added to the member gallery for Premium Members. This allows users to create folders within a folder, for more specific organization and overall tidiness.
Comment Signatures Uplift
Update to Critiques
Upgrades to Quarterly Check Payments
- Favorites could not be dragged from the collection bar and dropped into journal entry drafts. Fixed by $muteor
- The Google PDF viewer that was used to display PDF deviations was unreliable, and would occasionally require a user to log into their Google account. It has since been replaced with a different implementation that will allow most browsers to display the PDF using their own PDF reader. Fixed by $muteor
- Misclicks or double-clicks on a deviation submission could result in duplicates. Fixed by $muteor
- Submissions to the Visualizations Gallery misidentified the .pimp filetype as .7z. Fixed by $ZombieCoder
- The "Show Collections" button in the Deviation Thumbshare forum threads was not operational. Fixed by $muteor
- A very small number of deviation deletions resulted in notifications concerning unaddressed required release documents. Fixed by $muteor
- Many people use deviantART logged out -- whether they were just linked to a page from another website or they haven't signed up yet. Since these users are less familiar with deviantART, we've decided to hide signatures for them, making the comments section cleaner and less confusing.
- When logged out, the "Edit with Sta.sh Writer" button on deviantART wouldn't redirect to the right place after logging in. Fixed by $samshull
- When viewing someone else's Sta.sh stack, it wasn't possible to open items in new tabs. Fixed by $kouiskas
- Going in and out of edit mode on a Sta.sh item using the browser history would break Sta.sh. Fixed by $kouiskas
- Merging items has been reworded. Fixed by $aMoniker
- On the Submit page, the Submit Now button on the bottom of the page wouldn't get the same active state as the top one when submitting. Fixed by $samshull
- Visiting one's own stack directly and uploading would add new items in the root instead of in the stack. Fixed by $samshull
- The upload display was broken in legacy browsers. Fixed by $samshull
- Dragging items to merge them into a stack was broken. Fixed by $aMoniker
- Sta.sh Writer developed some padding issues, which made for inaccurate previews. Fixed by $kemayo
- In raw HTML mode (command+e or ctrl+e when in Sta.sh Writer), autosave was not functional and the toolbars were disabled. Fixed by $kemayo and $Alisey
- Importing multiple thumbs from Sta.sh at once wasn't working. Fixed by $inazar
- Many users were excited about our upcoming new browsing experience: More Like This. Some members were confused and assumed it would take the place of Browse — for clarification, it's not! More Like This will be a new way to browse artwork, artists, and collection related to a single deviation.
- Members liked the suggestions about being able to pull files from Sta.sh for Premium Content, being able to move their deviations to scraps using the pencil tool in the gallery, and using a deviation as an avatar.
- rioIu suggested adding filters to Discover, such as the amount of watchers or pageviews artists have.
- Eclipse--Designs suggested the ability to "+Watch" a Journal entry to get notifications when new people comment on it.
- Nichrysalis suggested that members should be able to browse a Group gallery by category the way you can for an individual's gallery.