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
Watchers Raffle #3: Win fullbody + baby chibiHello lovelies, *^*/
I feel really good these days because I graduated recently from college and this past Jan 4th marked my 4th DA anniversary, so I'm going to make this a special raffle. Read this journal carefully, there's few changes from my previous raffles.
This raffle is open to new and old watchers:
1) Fullbody prize (which cost +$50 as a commission) for old watchers (those who were watching me before this journal was posted):
2) Baby chibi prize for new watchers (those who watched me after this journal was posted):
1. Fav this journal.
2. Make a journal about this raffle with a link.
3. Leave a comment here including:
references of 1-3 characters you would like me to draw (I will choose one)a link to your journal.state whether you are a new or old watcher.
Raffle ends on February 7th.
Winner will be chosen using Random.com
Prize of the p
Watercolor Chibi Raffle woooooh another raffle! > v<
I really love this style so far and I want to continue it <3
* There will be two winners total
* Single chibis only! (no couples)
* Winners will be chosen at random through random.org
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How to Enter
* Fave this journal and comment = 1 entry
Extra Entries (Total- 13 extra tickets!)
*Make a journal/poll and link it back to me <3 = 1 entry
* + Watch ( new watchers only! Please do not watch me only for this raffle!) = 1 entry
* Subscribe to my Youtube Channel = 1 entry
* Support me on Patreon ! = 5 entries
* Support my Indiegogo Campaign = 5 entries
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300 Points Giveaway!Right now I don't need my points and I just want to help other deviants
There will be 3 winners :
1st place : 150 points
2nd place : 100 points
3rd place : 50 points
How to enter:
Fav this Journal
Advertise this giveaway with a journal and post the link here.
I'm gonna use this to choose the winners - http://www.randomizer.org/
The winners will be chosen on February 6th!
I wish you luck!
MYO Eyapi Contest!:iconEyapi:
To celebrate that I finally made a group for the Eyapi species and some proper species info for them I have decided to hold a MYO (make your own) contest where you design your own Eyapi and have the chance to keep it for free!
- You must be a member of the group to enter
- Only common and uncommon traits are allowed
- You may post as many entries as you'd like but you can only win with one of your entries
- Entries must be submitted to the MYO Eyapi Contest folder in this group
- Entries can be digital or traditional
- Any accessories are allowed
- The Eyapi can be in any color
- Eyapis can have any hairstyle! c:
- The fur on their tails can have any length. So a common short tail can have fur that goes down to the ground
- The fur on their bodies can also grow long. Which mean that they can for example have fluffy legs or fur on their backs
- Read the species info before you enter
If you have any questions feel free to ask
'Fairy Tale' ContestFairy Tale
BestestFriendContest Group ENTRIES
Bestest Friend (DreamingAutumn) and I are back with another contest!
This contest's theme is 'Fairy Tale'! What does that mean? Well, why don't you just ruminate, whilst I illuminate the possibilities...
Simply put, you write something related to "fairy tale", that could be ANYTHING. Want to write your own fairy tale? Go for it! Want to modernize or rewrite the ending for an existing tale, do it! You can even incorporate another element into it. Maybe it's a cross between Sci-Fi and Fantasy or a Mystery and Fantasy tale! Or do some combination, how about a Snow White Sci-Fi where she is the one kissing the prince awake? The possibilities are endle
Equi-Canine 2015Running: 1 February 2015 - 15 March 2015
Event Type: mixed (HARPG/DARPG) - Effort Show
Classes: horses- Halter, Dressage, Pleasure, Equitation, Skijoring, Flat Racing, Combined Liberty
[dogs- Combined Liberty, Obedience, Conformation, Skijoring]
SPRING EQUI-CANINE SHOW 2015
Hi! Heather Morganson here! The staff and I at Sunrise Valley International would like to welcome you to the first ever SVI Equi-Canine Show — 5 days of combined equine and canine classes in one show! Some of the classes will be standard types like halter, dressage and dog conformation. Others will be just for fun, like combined canine/equine "beauty contests" and "musical freestyle". Most of the show will take place at our Minnesota location, but due to facility restrictions, horse races will be held concurrently at our facility in England. This show will be
DD Commenting and Feedback Challenge! Win Prizes!Daily Deviations Week
As you might know, the Community Volunteer run Daily Deviation week started today! To honor that, we have a special challenge for you to partake in. Announcing:
Daily Deviation Commenting and Feedback Challenge
What does this mean?!?
We would like to challenge you to go and give feedback on Daily Deviations that have been showcased to members recently. Daily Deviations are an incredible feature, and an important part of what makes it so incredible is the feedback given by YOU the community! Daily Deviations wouldn't mean much if there were no comments on the deviations featured! In this challenge we are both encouraging you to go and look at all the Daily Deviations that have been featured lately, but we are also challenging your critiquing skills!
Rules and guidelines:
You should give feedback to a minimum of 10 Daily Deviations to qualify.You will need to comment here with a link to every comment y
== Contest: Draw Eyegirl, Get Points and More ==EDIT: check out the entries so far at the bottom of this journal!
Hey guys. I have recently made a very major decision to start a Patreon in the hopes of starting a webcomic based on the adventures of my nervous lil eyeball, Eyegirl: https://www.patreon.com/porto881
So, to promote the page and do some fun stuff and all that jazz, in addition to my 500 watcher givaway, I will be hosting a little drawing contest.
1. Draw Eyegirl and 1 other character from the main cast [see below for more details].
-Be creative! As long as the 2 characters are the focal point it will be accepted. You may also draw more than 2 characters.
2. Post a link to my Patreon somewhere in the description of the drawing: https://www.patreon.com/porto881
3. Put [Eyegirl Contest] somewhere in the title
4. Visual art only please! I'm not comfortable criticizing literature (sorry)
5. Your entry will be judged by myself, my boyfriend, and a group of other artists.
==== 500+ Watcher Givaway ====Actually like 550 but whatever.
It took me like 3 years but yeah I finally hit the 500 mark, so let's do something fun.
Favorite this journal for 1 entry
Share this journal entry in your own journal and then leave it in a comment below for 2 more entries
You must be watching me
1st - 1 Request illustration from me + 100 points
2nd - 1 Character request from me + 50 points
DEADLINE - February 14th, 2015
If anyone wants to donate prizes, comment below and I'll update.
Well, thanks to the people who have supported me for years now. You guys know who you are.
Anddd thanks to the new people too. Good luck?