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Beta Test: New Profile URLs

Tue May 29, 2018, 10:52 AM by danlev:icondanlev:

DeviantArt is constantly evaluating better ways to serve our community, from new features to the subject of this update: subdomains!

In order to better serve you, we’re changing the subdomains from to But don’t worry, will not break—your old links/URLs will redirect to your new URLs.

We know a lot of deviants are attached to their URLs, so the decision to make this change was not done lightly. Part of the decision-making process involved surveying active deviants, and we discovered the overall sentiment was fairly neutral. Most people did not strongly prefer one or the other -- as long as old URLs redirected. But, most importantly, we believe this change will be beneficial for you.

Why Changing URLs Is for the Better

  • The new URLs will likely increase your traffic: Based on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts we’ve consulted with and also other sites that have made the switch, moving away from subdomains is likely to increase overall site traffic from search engines—this means more traffic to your Profiles and deviations.

  • Subdomains cause many technical challenges, inhibiting site improvement and performance. Browsers treat subdomains like different, individual sites for security reasons and, because of this, more and more website functionality is being limited to working with a single domain. Working around these restrictions makes building new features and maintaining old ones complicated, increasing the time it takes our engineers to complete projects. It also creates “buggy” circumstances while navigating the site. For example, you might have noticed that it sometimes shows the wrong artist’s name in the URL when using the “next” and “previous” buttons while browsing artwork in someone’s galleries — this is a technical limitation that is imposed by browsers for security reasons and was not possible to work around until now.

The change is now live for Beta Testers. As previously mentioned, your previous URLs and links will redirect so you can continue to use your subdomains anywhere online, on business cards, etc!

Beta Testers, please help us test!

If you do find any broken links or experience any other issues, please let us know in the comments!

  1. Let us know if any links are broken and any other problems you may come across! Please provide as much information as possible about the actions you took, places you clicked, what you expected to see, and what you got.

DeviantArt is always looking at how we can better serve deviants. We’re aware Customer Service is an area that needs improvement, and we’d like to share some of the steps we've taken to grow and what we'll be doing going forward. As you may have already noticed, our FAQs are on a new Knowledge Base platform with improved search capabilities and streamlined presentation. But those aren’t the only changes.

Screen Shot 2018-04-30 at 1.15.18 PM by danlev

Technology That Helps Us Help You

As deviants search for information in the Knowledge Base, we will be able to identify which answers help solve questions, while also being able to identify which answers need improvement or are missing.  This information will help us pinpoint issues so they can be addressed more quickly.

Rewritten and Improved FAQs

At the bottom of every article, you’ll find a “Did this answer your question?” button. Click “No” if you ever find an article that’s out-of-date or less-than-helpful. You’ll be prompted to log in so we can keep you up-to-date with the status of your Help Desk ticket if you decide to submit one.

aunjuli, MisfitsTamara, and LaurenKitsune reviewed and amended the FAQ answers to ensure they are clear and correct, but the process will continue as we refine our work.  We will continue to review and update the articles on a regular basis taking your feedback in consideration.

An added benefit is, if deviants have a question, it will be easier to find the articles in the extensive Knowledge Base that can answer it. This will cut down on unnecessary ticket submissions — where the solution is stated in an article — and improve our response times by freeing up our Support Team to deal with more pressing issues much faster.

Say Hello to Our New Customer Service Team Members!

Over the past year, our Customer Service team has been growing, including eight new additions:

Feel free to say hello or give them a friendly llama!

Thank You!

We will continue to improve the Knowledge Base platform with your help and feedback! Please give the new Knowledge Base a try next time you run into an issue and share your feedback on any article you encounter by using the buttons at the bottom of each article. Thank you!

Experimenting With Browse Modes

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 1:57 PM by danlev:icondanlev:

Today, we’ve made a change to the front page of DeviantArt, updating the default Browse mode from What’s Hot to Popular 24 Hours.  Any change to the front page is never made lightly, and we’ll be closely monitoring how the update impacts traffic to deviations.

In the future, we’ll be making additional updates to the front page — including more variety, providing representation to more unknown artists and genres, and highlighting the breadth and depth of all DeviantArt has to offer. We’ll be sharing more details about this in the coming months.

In the meantime, we’d love to hear about how you browse and what you think of the front page.

  1. How often do you visit the front page?

  2. How often do you browse vs. search?

  3. What sort mode do you use most often?

  4. What would be your ideal front page experience for DeviantArt?


Dan Leveille
United States
I work in Marketing at deviantART. I love the internet. I'm an LGBT activist, Developer, Designer, Photographer. I graduated from RIT. I'm building Equaldex (equalitopia on deviantART), collaborative LGBT rights knowledge base. I also run a LGBT rights blog.

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Caffinated-Pinecone Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thank you so much for the watch! ; A; it means a lot!
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the :+fav:! :rose: :hug: :heart:
TheMoviesGame Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
(beta) I don't like the new Notifications.
I want control over each message, I don't like the stacking.
The remove button is grayed out at the bottom of the stack.
I heard big changes are coming to DA, but this is just cosmetics,
changing little stuff like this around.
Anyways I really like DA the way it is.
The tech world doesn't ever get this point:
If it aint broke, don't fix it.
JadeLei727 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you please help me...?
danlev Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
With? 🤔
JadeLei727 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It’s about reporting. I’m unable to report still since it doesn’t allow my iPad to access the report system, nor do I know how to request for desktop version. Someone just keeps harassing me, spamming my profile and keeps making new accounts to block evade. I just thought I could talk to one of the admins since my iPad is my primary device.
Garinas Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Pssst, Hey Kid. You Wanna Buy Some Birb? pekaboo
Damasco25Artes Featured By Owner Edited May 10, 2018   Digital Artist
¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?
drmambo199 Featured By Owner May 9, 2018
Thank you so much for the watch!
FizzyPinkBubbles Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Dan, I was wondering what advice you would give on a situation like this one:
LilyOndine Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
RizkiTheInkDemon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hello and sorry if i disturb your job!
Can you please delete about ths art?...…
Because the user is changing her Life!
Also the user can't login her account!
Thank you!
EMT-Fox-Dan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello dear Danlev! Daniels' here. I am from Cyprus.
First. I want to notice and give out my secret that I have avoided ban. YES, I had mental problems BEFORE due which I got into drama, and I was reported by making alt accounts. Now, I am no longer into that inadequate stuff. YES, I came back, but I like this website. I started my life all over again, I started to make normal arts, I am doing not poor photographs. And I want to take part in dA communty projects. I finally found my self! And I didnt fine such website as this around, because I am more used to dA. Please, I really would wish that you dont ban my very last account.

Thank you for attention if you have read that. 

#ilovedeviantart     :deviantart: :heart:
MyEmeraldTears Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hello! I just wanted to drop a comment to say thank you for all the work you do on dA and such. I know that there's a lot of people who have negative things to say, but I'm just grateful that there's people who dedicate their lives to keep this site up and running in the first place. I hope you're well, and keep working hard Danlev!
danlev Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Awww, thank you so much for the kind message. Have an amazing day! :hug:
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