The deviantART FAQ has a shiny new lookThe Help Desk Team is very excited to announce today that the newly redesigned FAQ is up and running.The deviantART FAQ has a shiny new look by hexentanz
We're so excited in fact that the only real thing we can say is that we're.....
We hope that you will enjoy phase one of the FAQs makeover as much as we do.
Besides a Pretty New Face New Features Include
A FAQ change log of recently added or updated entries
Frequently Viewed entries of the week
A News panel, giving you the latest Help & FAQ News
Weekly Tips as well as the ability to browse past tips
We would like to thank all users who offered their opinion over the years on what the FAQ was lacking.
Additionally special thanks go to micahgoulart and dionyziz, for putting up with our pickiness.
P.S What are you doing still reading this? Go and run now to the new and improved FAQ!
Portfolio Page...Contest! CLOSEDPortfolio Page...Contest!Portfolio Page...Contest! CLOSED by lolly
**UPDATE** The contest is now closed and winners will be announced Monday!
So as many of you may recall, we promised to add a special portfolio page to subscribers accounts? Well, we are working on getting those rolling out but we have come to a stumbling block trying to decide exactly how they should look. And hey, since you guys will be the ones using them we decided you should be the ones who get to choose what they look like. But first
For those unfamiliar with the concept I shall explain. The portfolio page will be a page that has a space for personal information, contact information, and the ability to place deviations on them of your choosing. The deviations will have no commentary on them, and a description will be optional. You may also pick and choose what deviations go on them. Primarily with things like this you would use it to showcase your strongest work.
The page itself will be username.deviantart.com/portfolio
The point of t
Quick Update RE: TIMEOUTS My ThoughtsQuick Update RE: TIMEOUTS by spyed
We're fully aware of the timeout issue that has been plaguing the site over the past week and it has been getting increasingly worse.
As per the post I wrote a while back regarding a large server order, all of those servers have been received and installed and put in to production. This issue we are facing today is as a result of the *NEW* massive increase in demand due to the servers we put in to place.
This is the ongoing issue with deviantART. The growth curve is very fast, demand on the servers increases exponentially and hardware requirements are also exponential.
In other words, 1 server = X traffic. 2 servers does NOT equal 2X traffic. 100 servers = X traffic, 200 servers = 1.4X traffic or so. The bigger the site gets, the more it costs to serve each individual user.
Our mission is to remain a privately held company, we feel that taking a financing round under typical terms would seriously impair our ability to properly serve the community and would p
So you want a Daily Deviation?You work harder than ever before on an image, checking every bit of it to see if there is anything else that can be done. With a bit of pride and excitement, you post it and get a little excited as people post some comments and faves to it. This is the one that is going to flood the gallery directors inbox with suggestion notes as people flock to suggest it for a daily deviation. Some people might have even told you they suggested it, all you have to do is wait for your spot in the sun as it gets featured.So you want a Daily Deviation? by Aeires
Well, some time goes by and nothing happens. Maybe the admin has a ton of suggestions and the suggestion note was not opened yet. Some more waiting, no feature. All the excitement turns to a variety of negative feelings as time slips by. Maybe the frustration causes you to question why you even bother with it all. "Why are people with smaller galleries than mine, or less time here than mine gettin
A Life Transparent: an Interview with the AuthorWhile many novels are started and soon abandoned, one of deviantART's senior writers, alienhead (a.k.a. Todd Keisling), has finished his latest labor of love, A Life Transparent, and is self-publishing it through Lulu (for a great cause--his wedding!). In this interview, alienhead tells us about his new book and the process of self-publishing.A Life Transparent: an Interview with the Author by bananaprincess
Who is Todd Keisling?
I'm just another guy who loves to write. I guess you're looking for more than that, though, so I'll spill out the basics: I'm 23. I've been writing for as long as I can remember, though I dabbled in a number of things including film and graphic design before I realized writing was my one, true thing. I wrote my first novel when I was 17 and a senior in high school. A year later, as a freshman in college, that same novel won second place in a wr
Bug Juice Volume #1Welcome to the new weekly article "Bug Juice Volume #", delivered to you by the Help Desk Team.Bug Juice Volume #1 by hexentanz
This article is meant to serve as the current bug listing for users, concerning issues found on the main site, prints bugs will not be noted here. Bug Juice articles will repeat the bugs weekly until each issue is resolved and any new ones will be added when they arise. When an issue is resolved the bug will be crossed off and phased out of the listing the following week.
Links to this article will be mirrored in the Status Forum.
Now before we get started to help you better understand some of the Status Terms that will be used throughout this article we have compiled a listing of descriptions below.
( New) - This is a new report and has not been assigned to a developer yet
( Assigned) - This means the case has been assigned to a developer and is in review and will be worked on soon.