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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
2013 A7XMas Giveaway (HUGE Prizes)It's that time of year again! :iconlawooplz: It is time for my annual Christmas Giveaway~
To enter all you have to do is this journal.
I repeat, the only task you must complete is to favorite this journal. It is the least time consuming method AND you instantly get a number!
You have until December 24th at 12:00PM EST to favorite this journal. At approximately 12:15PM I will be hosting a livestream with the winners being announced. Although not required, I highly urge you to come to the livestream because additional prizes will be given out to those who attend.
As for the prizes for this giveaway, I'm doing something different. Based on the number of entrants, the amount of prizes given away vary.
1 entrant - Flat Chibi is added (transparent background)
50 entrants - Pixel icon is added
100 entrants - A custom journal skin is added
200 entrants - Custom adoptable is added
250 entrants - First 3 Month Premium is added
[OPEN] PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP GIVEAWAY:iconchristmascandyplz:YUS Since it's christmas I will be giving away 1 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP
DEADLINE: DEC 24 2013 (my time)
(so hurry! only 3 days)
You can only make one journal to advertise this
you can mention as many friends/idols as you want to get more entries
[Bullet; Green]I can only give you a membership, I can NOT give you the points if you win
[Bullet; Red]I will not give your friend the membership prize, if you win, you get the membership. Do NOT enter unless YOU want the prize!
[Bullet; Green]I will be using random.org to pick the winner
[Bullet; Red]Even if you already have a premium membership, you can still enter this raffle
[Bullet; Green]I will not answer comments unless you have a question
[Bullet; Red]Please be nice if you don't win, do not beg
[Snowflake] [Snowflake] [Snowflake] :sno
Giving Away a Premium Membership!I'm giving away a 3-month premium membership to one of my watchers!
Here's how to win:Add this journal to your favorites.Since this giveaway is for my watchers, you must be watching me.Optional: Leave a comment on this journal. Say anything you'd like.
On December 21st, 2013, from everyone who does BOTH of the above things, I'll be randomly picking one to give the premium membership to.
Good luck and happy holidays!
5th RAFFLE : 9000 dA points
Hi, there! how are you doing ovo
this is my 5th raffle and first point give away.
I have a ton of points so I think it's time to help my watchers.
eh...to my watchers...all of your support, comment, fav, concern, everything...
I can't tell you how grateful I am. in English ( ._.)
I want to talk a lot, and I want to do something nice for you...em..
asdladslkf I don't know. I love you guys.
RULES ( How to participate )
Watch me ( sorry, this is a giveaway for my watchers )Fave this journalComment please I'll give you number.
If you don't want to watch because you hate my art or something,
but you still want prize, just give me a Llama *=v=* it's okay.
1st : 30002nd : 20003rd : 20004th : 1000 5th : 1000
31, DEC 2013 24:00 ( New year's day 00:00 )
[OPEN] Free Pixel Art RafflesEDIT: At first I was going to let it go because only few have done this,
but now I'm kinda pissed off because I've seen too much already.
But PLEASE MAKE A SEPARATE JOURNAL TO ADVERTISE THIS RAFFLE.
From now on, if other raffles/giveaways are mentioned in your journal, it will be ignored
and you will not be entered as a participant.
I feel like you are belittling this raffle and other raffles as well by putting them all in one journal.
MOST OF THEM LOOK SERIOUSLY MESSED UP AND UN-ORGANISED like no kidding, I'm sure no one would read them
The main point of doing this is to get the word across to other people so they could join as well.
Imagine yourself coming across your own journal.
WOULD YOU SERIOUSLY READ ALL THAT?
If yes than you've done a pretty good job.
I don't care if you're too tired to create ONE SINGLE JOURNAL
I don't care if you decide not to join at all because you're too lazy for this
THAT'S TOTALLY FINE W
300 point raffle/kiriban! You + a friend can win!Hello everybody! Welcome back for another FREE TO JOIN weekly giveaway!
Share the Christmas joy and win with a friend!
Check out the details below!
In the spirit of the season, i'm being more generous than ever- now doing more giveaways than EVER BEFORE. So you can go out there and buy something with these points! You can't take it with you, you know?
The winners from last giveaway are below:
~Jun35 and =XBlazingStarX each got 50
*NeroInu and ~Rainpool9595 same as above.
Our Lone winner, ~Story-Story won with 100 points.
I bet you'd like to know how to enter, wouldn't you?
It's easy as 1-2-3.
2 pairs of people will win 50 points a piece. One lone winner will get 100 points!
If you catch the kiriban with a screenshot- you automatically get 50 points on the spot! GO.
The kiriban is @ 205,555 views. You may be within 3 of the number up or down, but closest person wins.
Claimed by =Cwolf0615
100 3-Month Premium Christmas Giveaway Part 1WELCOME TO THE FIRST PART OF THE 100 3 MONTH CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!
Four 3-Month Premium Memberships Giveaway!! I'm planning on renewing my premium for a year and I thought I might as well give four away, since it's a 2 for 1 deal!
You must be my watcher
Ways to win:
EITHER Favorite this journal entry
Optional: Leave a comment with your favorite piece of art from your gallery!
OR Like my Facebook fanpage and comment on my giveaway post with your art goals for 2014 and your dA username!
Or you can do both!
I'm giving away a 3-month premium membership to
Three people that favorite this journal entry
One person who participates in my
End-of-year Premium membership giveaway!Like some of my old watchers know, I have a premium membership giveaway for watchers at the end of every year.
In most of the previous giveaways, I always asked my followers for a good reason why they'd want a premium membership. I used to read all of the messages, and picked the one that touched me most.
However, with the current amount of watchers and messages I get on a daily basis, I realize this will be hard to keep track of. Let alone picking just a one from that huge group of people. Because I'm sure there are many of you that have interesting story's, and all of you have your reasons to want such a membership.
That's why, this year, I'm going to do it in a different way.
If you want to join, read along!
What will I give away?
One 12-month premium membership.
You'll be a premium member for the entire next year!
How do I join?
You need to do the following in order to join the giveaway.
Watch me. This gi
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