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July 20, 2012
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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.

What's New

Announcing Rolled Fine Art Paper Prints

Starting immediately, deviantART is upgrading our rolled Fine Art Paper Prints to a more professional grade print process. The new and improved product will now ship with an additional 1.5" (3.81 cm) bright-white border ready to be hanged or framed! This change will not affect the way in which we currently provide Photo Prints, Canvas, or Frame Art Prints.

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Change Log

  • Extra characters were appearing at the end of text when entering critique. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Vertical layout spacing was broken on the settings page. Fixed by muteor
  • Personal user Forum threads ignored comment sorting preference changes. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • Some 404 error page links had wrong labeling. Fixed by muteor
  • In some categories, image deviations were being confused with text deviations during editing, resulting in incorrect display and possible validation errors. Fixed by ZombieCoder
  • Deleted group journals were messing up the Recent Journal Entries widget. Fixed by muteor
  • A white horizontal bar was present on literature stack thumbnails in the message center. Fixed by muteor
  • e-mail gateway could not be disabled on the Settings page. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • Some prints were missing the URL box. Fixed by muteor

  • Watermarking and making an item available for download weren't mutually exclusive and should have been. Fixed by samshull
  • Watching DeviantArt muro Redraws would show a login modal. Fixed by adahacker
  • An unstyled submission form would briefly flash when editing an item. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Clicking on the tabs icon to navigate back to your would fail to work under some conditions. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Share links would remain displayed in some situations where the context had changed and they shouldn't have. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Dropping a small image on top of a literature item would break the thumb display. Fixed by samshull
  • When navigating to another page, uploading wouldn't behave the way it was originally intended. Fixed by samshull
  • Editing a published deviation didn't show the groups to which the deviation had already been published. Fixed by aMoniker
  • The "save and exit" button would sometimes appear when it shouldn't. Fixed by aMoniker
  • Share links became misaligned. Fixed by aMoniker
  • The player for video items was lacking a minimum width. Fixed by aMoniker
  • Header menu display improved. Fixed by aMoniker
  • The description preview icon wouldn't adapt to the presence of a scrollbar in the form field. Fixed by kouiskas
  • The download button on the footer would appear in the wrong context. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Updating an item's title now updates the thumbnail display of that item immediately. Fixed by aMoniker
  • Quickly navigating through items using the keyboard would stall until two items had loaded. Fixed by kouiskas Writer

  • Launched CSS attributes: content, counter-increment, counter-reset. Added by kemayo
  • Drafts were duplicating when you edited a Writer document that was in your Fixed by kemayo
  • For a brief period of time, clicking the "edit" link for journal entries posted using the original journal editor gave an error.. Fixed by kemayo
  • Writer always had a vertical scrollbar, regardless of content height. Fixed by inazar
  • Changing skins in Writer was removing the "preview" and "done" buttons from the bottom of the page. Fixed by inazar
  • The way embedded links was handled in Writer has been rewritten. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback

Thanks very much for the feedback left on last week's Site Update! Here's what you had to say:

  • Many users are looking to sell comics, stories, tutorials and resources through deviantART rather than needing to do so through means off-site.
  • Buyers mentioned wanting to find Premium Content easier, either through separating free and Premium Content or through a Premium Content portal.
  • Users liked joannastar's visual suggestion about having an "I like this" button on suggestions posted to the Suggestions gallery.


As mentioned at the beginning of the journal, we're upgrading our rolled Fine Art Paper Prints.  However, deviantART's Shop also offers several other options for printing -- including mugs, magnets, and canvas prints.  Of these items, which do you most prefer, which could also use an upgrade, or which new products would you like to see available in the Shop?

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skitskitpotter Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Writer
Hello there! I was speaking with a fellow deviant recently about poems for two voices. We were wondering about formats for these poems, and we realized that the addition of the ability to add columns to blocks of text would be useful. Is this possible at all? Thanks so much for keeping this website up and running and for taking my idea into consideration!
CypherVisor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Featured here Feature-O-Matic - Edition #02

Consider faving:+fav: it! :hug:
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Don't know if it's me or dA - fullview now opens with horizontal scroll bar that is implemented in the design instead of being part of the browser window - it's kinda annoying when I have to scroll down to move it.
PokeGurl853 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
I've had a problem that I'm also seeing in the comments.

When I look for a certain kind of pic, for example, if I typed "anime tutorials" in the search bar and click on the first pic the use the "prev/all/next" buttons, I eventually find myself seeing no anime tutorials, but rather, featured deviations! It seems to be fixed when I go to "all", then go to the next page, but it's a bug that should be fixed.

This happens with all my other searches, too. :/
wreckling Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Writer
Hey there! This should be fixed now, let me know if it's working properly for you. :)
PokeGurl853 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012

It's working fine. I haven't had any more problems with this. Thanks! :D
I-7 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Is it just me or is development of further Groups functionality stalled?
Regarding my previous rant about a bug with DD thumbs not working: Yaay, it works now! :heart: It either fixed itself or got fixed by the staff, either way, thanks dA !:D
luckynesu Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
um, I think mozilla likes to crash when I open DA... does anyone else have this problem?
wreckling Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012   Writer
Hey there! I've not had that issue on this end, but if it continues for you, you should contact the Help Desk about it. :]
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