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As I noted in my last journal, there are some big -- and exciting!! -- changes on the way for deviantART. Er, DeviantArt.  :P (Lick)

The team here at DeviantArt continues to listen to your feedback plus we met with a crew of super-deviants in NYC last month (check out a pic below :-) (Smile) and got a full, insightful download.  Then, we thought long and hard on how to pave a kindred and inspiring direction.  As always, you are the center of it all -- and how to connect you with your community.  

Ok, getting into it, I want to share a sneak peek on work-in-progress (as in not final!) designs for the new Today page and to hear what everybody thinks.

Fella Version                            Llama Version

Hp10 by Leelor     Today-page Dark by marioluevanos   

Our intent with the new Today page is to better connect you with other deviants in a much better looking page (yes, a design refresh was overdue!).  

What do you think?  We’re listening!
  • What excites you about the Today page’s redesign?  
  • What would you change?
  • What kind of content would you like to see represented?

-- A  Spyed (deviantART CEO)

Screen Shot 2014-07-10 at 4.40.36 PM by danlev
Deviants in New York City give feedback on the new Today Page design.


5D MII 50MM 1.4
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States

I have the privilege of making the ultimate day-to-day decisions on deviantART in my acting position as Chief Executive Officer. I Co-Founded deviantART in April of 2000 with jark along with a founding team of individuals including matteo most of whom joined around launch in August. Honorary founding team members include: mccann, chris and spot.


I've had a passion for building online communities since my addiction to game BBS's (doom, doom 2, heretic, hexen, etc.) when I was 12. I co-sysop'd the Netherworld BBS in Northern Virginia at that time (till I was 15) and fell in love with the possibilities; especially as they applied to a global community. deviantART mirrors many aspects of BBS's and as time progresses you will find even closer comparisons to the quality of community MajorBBS and other platforms were able to support. Of course, most of you have no idea what I'm talking about when I say BBS's. Ugh.

I've now spent more than half my life building online communities. Seeking to deliver a mainstream application that captures the depth and passion that I felt for BBS's in my youth youth, rather than my now youth. :D

I'm very proud of the success of deviantART. Especially the fact that we took the road less traveled and arrived a little later, but on our own pure and untainted terms. We're doing it our way.

And that ladies and gentlemen ... feels like a milli-millillion dollars.


Before you read about the future, read about the past. And I think with a past like that and a team like this, it is a bright future indeed.

It is our intention to create the most powerful outlet in the world for known and unknown artists alike.

Most importantly we intend to take our time to do it right. For the first time in history there is connection and communication between artists and fans on a massive scale. deviantART represents a breakthrough for the promotion and exposure of otherwise stranded artists in all corners of the globe. Our job is to make sense of the possibility, and craft it in a responsible manner.

And that's what I'm here to do along with the strong team we've assembled here at deviantART; until the job is done.

(If you have something real and tangible to propose that may help deviantART in one way or another; Feel free to send me a note. I read every note even if I don't respond. Forgive me on the responses, there are thousands of notes!)

Current Residence: Hollywood, CA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Print preference: Fine Art
Favourite photographer: coxi
Favourite style of art: street
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: there are no choices
Shell of choice: Sea.
Wallpaper of choice: (changed often)
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie
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VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Then nothing will be done about it.
DemonFoxProductions Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a huge problem with Vader125's gallery...…

full of dick shots...

and DA's system doesn't seem to recognise it!!!

can you help us??? Please? :no:
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
"dick shots" per se are not against da's rules.

please familiarize yourself with da's frequently asked questions:

FAQ #565: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic imagery'; what do you consider this to be?
DarcEntity Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A lot of his dick shots are erected, and that IS against DA's rules
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
these cannot be considered erect. and besides - deviantart staff has already deemed to be those "dick shots" acceptable. i think they themselves will know best what is against their rules, and what isn't.
DemonFoxProductions Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It may not be depicted in the rules....
but it's still a close-up shot...

Definitely pornographic in many's eyes...
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
it really does not matter what it is in your or mine, or in anybody's view. it only matters, if it is against da's rules or not, and obviously it isn't.
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chikosanXD Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Dorn-Roschen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  New member
Your page is Pur-Fect but I have one more suggestion which you could add to Gifts ...

PUZZLES from deviantArt pics ...

I belive they wouldnt cost much to make and perhaps some people would love to see their art in puzzles and use them for a gift to friends or kids ...

300-500 pieces Puzzles would be Pur-Fect ... Number 98 Puzzle 
CelestiaOfEquestria Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I ask a question?
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