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Give a Warm Welcome to the New Alpha Testers!Hey Everyone
It's finally time! After much deliberation we are finally ready to announce the new alpha testers!
First off, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who applied, we had almost 450 applications There were lots really tough decisions to make to try and get that number down to a mere 20 alpha testers!
So without further ado, give a hearty congratulations to:
Thanks again to all those who applied, if you didn't make it this time, don't be disheartened there will be other chances to apply in the future, and in the meantime there will still be some exciting and awesome beta projects for you all!
Want to Become an Alpha Tester? Now's Your Chance!Update: A massive thank you to everyone who sent in a application to be an alpha tester! Applications are now closed. Due to the volume of applications it will take a few more days to finish going through them. Users will be contacted if they are successful in getting a place, so keep an eye out! - DEVlANT
Calling all beta testers, bug lovers and feature loving deviants.
I have exciting news! devBUG is looking for some new deviants to be Alpha Tester!
But what is an alpha tester?
An Alpha tester is a bit like a Beta tester only they get to test out new features before Beta testers do.
So, what do alpha testers get to do?
As an alpha tester you'll have the chance to talk to staff and developers about new and upcoming features, and help find and report any bugs that there may be, before it goes to beta testers or th
Css MenusCSS Stuffz
Just playing around with CSS3 transitions, you can do some pretty funky stuff with them (see menus)
It's been a little while (again) since i made an update, so here's a little bit about what I've been up to:
As of last Friday I have finished all my Uni coursework for this year Although i still have exams over the next couple of weeks
I'm looking forward to getting these exams over and done with as then I'll have more time to dedicate to dA.
Thankfully I've finished the module I had the most work for (my web programming module) and got 100% in all 4 sections
On an off note from Uni, back in February I bought a Raspberry Pi and i finally got an email today saying that it's been dispatched so I'm uba-excited about getting to play with it
anyway, short update is short!
All New Sta.sh Submit Page + Sta.sh Writer UpliftHey Folks
We've got a two in one beta tester extravaganza for you today, with a big update to the Sta.sh submission page and a new and improved toolbar for Sta.sh Writer
New Sta.sh Submission Page
What has changed
When submitting a deviation from your Sta.sh to your deviantART gallery you will see that there is an all new layout and flow of the interface to make the submission process simpler and easier to understand
Functionality has been improved with the ability to submit to multiple galleries at the same time
There is also a new "Image Preview" feature which allows you to see exactly how your image is going to look with accurate sizing and watermark (if selected)
What has not changed
We've not take anything away, all the options that you had before are all still there!
What to do if you find a bug
If you have any issues or come across
Sta.sh Writer HTML ImprovementsHey Folks
As you probably know by now, Sta.sh Writer is a WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) writer allowing you to see a live preview of what your journal, blog, poem or story will look like and edit it's appearance by highlighting text and clicking buttons.
What are the Improvements?
One of the more common pieces of feedback we get from deviants about Sta.sh Writer is that it's not as useful for power users; people who want more control over their layout and want to be able to use their own HTML to give what they write that extra bit of flare.
So what has been done about it?
To make Sta.sh Writer the best it possibly can be for anyone who uses it, we have made Sta.sh Writer into a WYSIWYT (What you see is what you type) editor
This means that you can seamlessly use both the WYSIWYG editor and your own custom html at the same time, and without everything being converted back to WYSIWYG every time you edit
Download a Stack in a ZipHey Folks
Quick update to Sta.sh for you to try out
You can now download an entire stack all at once in an easy to access .zip file
So how does it work?
Upload images into a stack or group images already in your Sta.sh into a stack
Share your stack with anyone who you want to see it
They will then be able to download all the images in the stack by simply pressing the "Download All" link at the bottom of the page
Whether you're sharing your stock images, collaborating on a piece with friends or simply want a quick and easy way to get to your files from a different location it can now be done even faster and with one click of a button
Give it a try
We want to make sure that everything is working smoothly and that there are no hiccups when downloading the zip files.
Try adding some files to a stack then downloading them and make sure that all the correct files are present and correct
If you do fin
New Sta.sh File and Edit MenusHey Beta Folk
We've got a great update to Sta.sh for you all to have a look at
To make managing your Sta.sh easer we've added File and Edit menus into the Sta.sh header
What do the new File and Edit Menus do?
With the new file and edit menus we aim to make managing your Sta.sh a whole lot easier.
The two menus make existing functions like the renaming and merging of Sta.sh items into a stack easily accessible as well as adding in "Select All" and "Import to Sta.sh Writer" allowing you to easily create a blog of sketches for your newest creations in writer, straight out of Sta.sh!
Help Make Sta.sh Better!
If you have any feedback or suggestions, make sure you leave a comment, we love to hear your opinion
If you encounter any bugs, remember to send us a bug report in the "Sta.sh Menus" project and we'll do our best to get it fixed up as soon as we can
Giving Your Stacks an IntroductionHello Again Beta Folk
As promised we have more exciting updates for you
This time we have a new feature in Sta.sh land for you to try out!
Introduce your stack to the world
A few weeks ago we released shareable stacks allowing you to share an entire folder of your Sta.sh with others rather than having to share each image separately.
Well now we're giving you the ability to describe your stack and give it a bit of an introduction to them, whether you're asking for opinions on which photos from a recent photo shoot you should publish to your gallery or simply showing some unfinished sketches of masterpieces in the working
Now you can quickly and easily share stacks of almost anything!
Yet more to come!
Yes we still have even more features waiting in the wings for you, so keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks
Found a problem?
If you find any bugs with creating descrip
Giving You More Details at Your FingertipsHey Beta Folks
Now it's been some time since we've seen any new features come into beta, so I'm happy to announce that today we have a couple of little additions involving thumbnails for everyone to try out
Comments Count on Thumbnails
We love to encourage users to leave feedback on art they like, as it's always nice to see users appreciating each-others work.
Now we've made it even easier for you to spot that wonderful masterpiece
so that you can give it the attention it deserves
Under deviation thumbs in gallery, favourites and when browsing the site you will see the comments count for the deviation
Galleries at a Glance
On the subject of thumbnails we've also added some info informing you which galleries the deviation is in
So now thumbs really give you more details at your fingertips
More to Come!
If these new features have wet your appetite for more then don't despair!
We'll have even mor
Will you be my friend?The funny thing about people knowing you, is that many people want to be your friend.
"Will you be my friend?" is one those questions I get the most.
It's also one the questions I have to answer with a negative answer the most, because I don't like lying to people.
Like I've told in some of my earlier journals, my life didn't overflow with friendship nor popularity when I was younger. It was quite the contrary. I wasn't anything near popular, to the point that most people didn't even want to have anything to do with me. As the kid that got bullied, the few that dared to get close to me, more or less put their social status in the group at stake by even talking to me. And as a result, I guess I valued their friendship a lot. After all; I knew what they risked.
Coming from that sort of situation, friendship has always been a very important but at the same time mysterious matter to me. Something not be
FREE GIVEAWAY!! :DI never have as much time to give back to the DA community as I used to (being an adult and all that jazz!), and therefore I've decided to hold a simple competition!
The prize will be a 12 month premium membership for DA!!!
To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is fav and comment on this journal. That's it!! You MUST do both.
The competition will run for 3 weeks. So starting today, the last day to enter will be the 12th September at midnight GMT
I will be randomly picking the winner with help from a random number generator. I will bestow the membership immediately afterwards.
Good luck guys! And thanks again for all the support you've given me over the years!!!! Much love!
Icon Raffle(Closed, Winners Announced)The winners are:
#302 - Lord-CielPhantomhive [x]
#275 -HolyLeKitten [x]
#99 - LunarFaith [x]
Congrats to winners, I'll be contacting you guys~
I'll also be looking through the thread and picking a few more people within the next couple of days who in my opinion deserve an icon v u v
thank you for participating, everyone! <3
I really need to practice my pixel art, pfft-
So, I'm raffling off three free icons like this:
(Im also going to make them blink and such, ye)
All you have to do is fav this journal, and I'll pick out the winner in two-three day's time.
I'm also planning on making a bunch of icons for people that catch my eye, and maybe e
Does talent exist?I know many people have different opinions about this. And here's what i think of it and why. I'll just answer the journal question up front, I think talent does not exist. And here's why:
Let's start with he question, what is talent? It's this magical thing that makes some people learn faster and develop faster than others in different fields. Let's take art for example, there are 2 different artists, both start at the same time to learn a concept and one learns faster than the other. But few people have stopped to ask themselves why that is? Is it talent, or is it something else?
Let me tell you a story about a guy who started an experiment to see if talent exists. He posted an add where he stated he's looking for a wife that will agree to marry him and let him test their children in this experiment. And they made 3 girls. The guy taught them all how to lay chess from a very early age, and lo and behold all of them became grandmasters in chess. This story is real, the guy is
Kiwikku's Weekly Giveaway + Kiriban #376Welcome to my weekly giveaway! Back by popular demand, it's my turn to give back to YOU.
Thanks to everyone who already made the previous giveaway such a success!
KIRIBAN STILL OPEN!
The number to reach is 363,963.
In case you don't know, a kiriban is when you watch a person's page count, then if you happen to see the special number, take a screenshot of it to win a prize! You must include the clock in your screenshot to qualify.
As for the point giveaway,
I'm giving away 100 points to one lucky winner and 50 points to TWO lucky winners on 8/28!
One cannot win both the kiriban and giveaway.
Here's how to enter:
Step 1: Fave this journal.
Step 2: Be a watcher.
And that's it! The winners will be announced at the end of the contest. All pickings are done at random so it is fair.
Oh, and be s
5 ways to be more positiveDear, deviantart fellow artists
How to reach the happiness, how to have and maintain the positivity in our creative lives?
It's not an easy thing to stay positive all time. Trust me, I know... so here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Get away from negative people
Stay away from those who don't believe in you, who only show up in your lifes when they need something. As mentioned in the latest journal by DamaiMikaz - some people are just pretending to be your friends in order to use you or your skills (don't let them). Be aware of those who are trustworthy and it's said that "person will become the average of their five closest friends".. so be cautious and surround yourself with like-minded people, ones who support an
NEW ART/POINT GIVEAWAY - OPENedit: i'm adding to the prizes!
first place wins: a fully colored half body portrait + 75 !
second place wins: a sketch portrait from me + 50 !
i start school again in a little less than two weeks, so i wanted to put in one more giveaway before i get busy again!!
i'm excited, my illustration classes finally start
how to enter:
to enter, fave this journal!
must be watching me! this is for my watchers, after all.
(optional) you can get extra entries by mentioning your friends in the comments (use either :iconusername: or :devusername:. no more than three extra entries will be given for this (so don't spam people lmao)).
(optional) you'll get another extra entry if you help spread the word! if you mention this raffle in your journal, poll, etc. and mention me or send me a link showing me in the comments
1000 POINT'S + SUBSCRIPTION/S GIVEAWAYIt's been forever since my last GIVEAWAY so I think it's about time I host another one. Make sure you read all of the rules to assure that you've entered correctly! uwu
but first things first
Winners will be determined using a random number generator!
- 3 month sub
- 1 month sub
- 1 month sub
if you already have a subscription or do not want a sub then you are welcome to exchange your prize for the point equivalent. n.n
okay, now for the
RULES/HOW TO ENTER
make sure you read all of these or your entry may not be eligible.
- You must favourite this journal, this is how you get your number.
- You need to make a journal/poll linking back to this journal, you will need to comment back with the link to your journal/poll.
- You need to be watching me.
okaay now that the important stuff is out of the way
watching one of these people is consi
500 Watcher Giveaway!I NEVER NOTICED::
SO SINCE I HAVE 500 WATCHERS -
IT IS ONLY FITTING TO HAVE A 500 POINT GIVEYAWAY! ^u^
;u; So happy right now.
How To Enter::
-Be a Watcher (This is solely for my watchers only! New watchers are welcomed, but please only do so if you truly like and want to watch my art.)
-Favorite this journal!
-Comment down below ^^
draw millions of fanartcauseyknow
*Note:: Old Watchers will have 2 entries; the original 509 Watchers before this *
-No double accounts (Those who try to cheat this will be blacklisted >:c)
-Account must be at least 3 months old
-No plz/point/celebs/ect (basically useless accounts whose sole purpose is not displaying or sharing their own creations)
- I'd a
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Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More