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v6 Sleek - Application Bar by spyed v6 Sleek - Application Bar by spyed
Introducing deviantART v6

This is the first ever published glimpse at v6, but this post is entirely technical in nature. For those in the community interested in the design process, this is for you. For those who want the whiz bang of getting going using the interface; wait a week. :P

To start, please take a close look at where we started with this concept: [link]

Application Bar

So there are the apps in your app bar, and then there's other apps. Makes sense that you should be able to drag and drop apps and rearrange apps, so that your application bar is customized to what you want at the top of deviantART.

Some want the HELP button up at the top, others want random deviation.

Go to town.

Not only that, but it gives us in Devious Technology a real easy and powerful place from which to roll out new applications for deviants to try out! woot.

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Crazy, Crazy :heart: :love: :heart: to the brilliance of the people within Devious Technology and Devious Technology Creative - Please do not attribute this work exclusively to me or even mostly. Full credits to be posted at the time of release.
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:iconkoshinator:
Koshinator Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
I love the fonts
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:icondeidara-rulez:
deidara-rulez Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
I like the new version of deviantART, "sleek". It's way more easier to find things in it.
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:iconosyris:
osyris Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
One of my favorite new pieces to the v.6 puzzle!
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:iconmisfit-t0y:
misfit-t0y Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
This is fantastic. Keep it coming. :]
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:iconinvious:
Invious Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
well thought of innovator
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:icondreyfus2006:
Dreyfus2006 Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As a beta tester I can only say one phrase:

"I can't wait!"
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:iconratafluke:
Ratafluke Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Awesome new feature! :thumbsup::D Still seems a bit buggy at the moment (eg. the three top rows are empty - how can I drag an unwanted icon back?) but I expect that to be fixed soon.

For new users resp. not-logged-in people you should make chat, forum etc. a bit more accessible though, smth like keeping the current v5 top bar.

PS: Anyone else thinks it's psychologically a bad move to include "Attempt - Failed" when introducing a new feature? =P
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:iconlaurie-j:
Laurie-J Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Functionally it may be better, but in terms of appearance I'm afraid I prefer the current version.
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:iconfinlande:
finlande Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I still have some concerns that new deviants might find it kinda difficult to start with. I know couple deviants personally who started here couple months ago and its hard to learn for them that example "dA" logo there is way to submit stuff to dA..i mean, how could've they thought of that :O.
Ages ago it was simpler..now I think you just add more and more stuff to it. Theres collections, favs, journals, prints, polls, subs, organisers, folders, fav folders..
But I trust your thoughts. I hope there will be more easier way to get into Deviantart for new and interesting artists.. The look is nice, keep it up.
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:iconwarthogdemon:
WarthogDemon Featured By Owner May 5, 2008   Writer
Hmm, looks a tad confusing. :confused:
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:iconxhizors:
Xhizors Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Should really be fixing all the errors and loose code before making things "pretty" angelo. :slow:
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:iconspyed:
spyed Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand your perspective and we're quite sensitive to this perspective. The truth is that these aren't pretty pictures, they force many alterations to the back end that help scaling with great impact.

Structurally much of deviantART is being rebuilt, a large percentage of the frustration will clear up within the month.

Keep me posted on how we're doing, I do appreciate it! Keeps us on our toes!
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:iconvoltball:
voltball Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe less of including the javascript libraries where they're not in use?

Our beloved shoutbox - you know the place that takes care of all the desperate fankids when the chAts are down - is a third of a megabyte, graphics excluded. For 50 lines of text. Kinda a pain when paying per kb on GPRS :lol:

I've been told it has 3 overlapping CSS files and it will sometimes jump back into the dAv3 layout for a while...

Logan, Ben or I can probably analyze this for you, figure out from clientside what doesn't need be linked in there. Minimalize the impact on core staff. But I guess we'd need a permission first or it'd probably be against policy.
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:iconvoltball:
voltball Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:ohtoes:
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:iconradink:
radink Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Looks great. I hope we will see some features allowing us to pick different color schemes.
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The favourites icon was put there twice. :XD: Ah well, this is still a work in progress right.
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:iconpepesk8:
pepesk8 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Power people amazing work
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:icontalescaper:
Talescaper Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this best of all, I think. The customisation is still a bit buggy, since I can't seem to change the order in which the icons appear and can't add anything except from the first menu, but the idea is very nifty. :thumbsup:
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:iconcatluvr2:
catluvr2 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
spyed, you make me really want to see this in action. :drool:
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:iconsolitude12:
Solitude12 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love this!
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:icon33xit:
33xiT Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! I love it!
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:iconftpaddict:
ftpaddict Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Wish you could keep the Forums link on the first row on top. Lots of people use the forums daily. Much more than they do the chats.
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:iconzilla774:
zilla774 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
oh but you can ;) just wait 'til you get to play with this interface properly. You can put what ever you want, in whatever order :D
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:iconftpaddict:
ftpaddict Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
In that case, I can't wait!

PS: will you be changing the interface icons as well (please say yes)
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:iconbad-blood:
Bad-Blood Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
the design is very cool , i was expecting changes on icons too. but anyway i can't wait to see it on.
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:icondjinni--:
djinni-- Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
I was really hoping you guys were going to add FAQ links along the top bar again. It's really difficult to find it at it's current spot (it took me a week after it had been moved). Imagine what it's like for a new user.

Now (from what I can tell) it's under the "more" button? That'll be nice.

Great job, guys. :)
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:iconlostkitten:
LostKitten Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist
:clap: yay I love custom options! :D
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:iconasteria24:
asteria24 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008   Photographer
hm.... will message center be sleeker (no pun intended) as well? it would be nice to not have to reload a page every time to see a comment... maybe something like those little pop-ups we've got in the Submissions section? or how about click to expand in a drop-down way?
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner May 3, 2008   General Artist
From what I've read, it will definitely get an overhaul as well. I'm hoping something like the Gmail interface: you just leave the Message Centre open in one tab, and the tab itself (the html document's header to be precise) shows you how many mesages you have - and automatically increases if you got a new one.
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:iconsesakath:
SesakaTH Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Student General Artist
Customization power!
This has to be my favorite new feature so far. =D
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:icongmarconato:
Gmarconato Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Looks very nice!
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:iconmat3jko:
mat3jko Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
horrible! ..
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:iconphilho:
philho Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Power to the people! =)
Flexibility is good.
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:iconkip0130:
Kip0130 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
im loving it :) i cant wait for this and the iPhone interfaces.
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:iconjimfield:
JimField Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Looks too busy and messy :(
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner May 3, 2008   General Artist
Hey, "My Favourites" is in there twice! Well, 3 times, actually.. :P
(Guess one has to see this live and in action for it to make sense.)
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:icondavecheesefish:
Davecheesefish Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
I just noticed that... :evileye: Mistake or feature?
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner May 4, 2008   General Artist
Well, $spyed writes in the description that you can customize and re-arrange this bar to your needs, so that might be that.
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:icondavecheesefish:
Davecheesefish Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
I just don't really see why you'd want the same button twice in nearly the same place... :confused:
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner May 4, 2008   General Artist
Well, it remains to be seen how it works in a live environment. Having only the screenshot standing on its own, sure, there it doesn't make much sense.
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:icondavecheesefish:
Davecheesefish Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
I guess so... I'll wait 'till it's released :)
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner May 4, 2008   General Artist
Well, get your beta tester gears on and have a look for yourself: [link] ;)
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:icondavecheesefish:
Davecheesefish Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
:shh: Someone might hear you...
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:iconrix:
rix Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
sweet :p
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:iconcharlie-brown:
Charlie-Brown Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
looks awful busy... but practical
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:iconanimationdragon:
animationdragon Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Student Interface Designer
:D nice get i going soooon
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:iconmom-the-bomb:
mom-the-bomb Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
this is gonna be fabulous. :excited:
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:iconrumianyan:
Rumianyan Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
This looks nice bud, keep on the good work :#1:
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:iconmack3r3l:
Mack3r3l Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
I detect sucking up...Strange...:O
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:iconrumianyan:
Rumianyan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
pfff...v6 looks good =3
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