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
100 point giveawayqrasshole won! yayayy
im bored and want to make somebody happy with 100 points more than what they have hah
( it's not much but whatver)
100 points will be given to a random deviant
TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING
IT"S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS
so to enter this fabulous contest just
this journal and in 24 hours you will have your winner with a feature yay
optional question to answer what are you doing for christmas?
dogebooty's art contestEDIT: I ADDED ANOTHER CHARRRR
yes yes it's finally happening
ANYBODY CAN JOIN
I've been wanting to do one of these for a while so here it goes.
This is basically one of those "DRAW MY OC CONTEST" but I didn't want a lame title haha
WELL LETS GET TO THE POINT
i update this journall hella times bc of new prizes so if you get annoyed just ignore it,, i just want to let people know when a new prize has been added in
MORE CHARACTERS (bottom ones are L0cK3t-f0x 's but you may draw them to enter as well) you can choose any!!
ADDED IN A CHARACTER!! YOU CAN DRAW EITHER ONE OR BOTH!!
-NO traced work or bases
-you may draw them any way you wish in any form of art (digital, traditional, pixel, etc.) except writing
-you can make more than one entry
-you may humanize them/draw them anthro
-you can draw them in whatever mood/pose you like
Wacom Tablet 3 and 4 GIVEAWAYYes, I'm giving away a Wacom intuos 3 and 4.
They are used, and a bit worn, I have used them, and just stored them since.
but instead of selling it on, I thought Id give it to 2 lucky winners in my little art family as a form of thanks .
All you have to do is
1: Watch me here: http://rezwanadimech.deviantart.com (do not unwatch me after winning or I wont send the tablet)
2: Follow my Twitter: https://twitter.com/RezDimech
3: Subscribe to me youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_f4AqhjkIhax87Ys6hbWdg ( I will be posting more vids in the future
4: Fave this journal
5: Repost to your wall (Provide the link in your comment)
6: Tell me why you want the tablet
7: Your best and most proud peice
8: Your Fave work of mine
This contest will close on the 1st of Jan 2015
GO GO GO
please state when the steps are done, all steps must be done, or you will be disqualified
***its has come to my attention that some of you may not have twitter etc, if not plea
Holiday raffleEDIT: All contests and raffles held by Owlies-Inc are MEMBER EXCLUSIVE. Although new members are always welcome here, we ask that you only join the group if you intend on staying awhile. Thank you!
1st - Twelve month premium membership OR 2,400
2nd - Three month premium membership OR 650
3rd - One month premium membership OR 400
How to enter:
Leave a comment on this journal entry with a randomly chosen emoticon. You can earn an additional raffle ticket by adding the journal entry to your favorites.
The winners will publicly be announced via journal on the night of Dec. 31st.
Good luck, everyone!
Holidays Art Challenge!Dear members,
To celebrate the Holiday season, GetWatchers is hosting a small challenge in which we would like to see you submit your Christmas or Holidays inspired art! The rules and guidelines are simple:
Your art must be new - submitted after the 14th of December.
Your art may be of any medium you choose (literature, photography, digital, etc etc)
In the description of your deviation, you must write: "This is my submission to GetWatcher's Holidays Art Challenge."
Your entry should be inspired somehow by the Holidays (Christmas, Hanuka, Kwanza, New Year's, and other related holidays)Please link us to your entry by leaving a comment on this journal.
The winners will receive:
1st place: 3month Premium Membership on DeviantART, or the equivalent amount of points 636 .
2nd place: 200
3rd place: 200
22nd of December, 00:01 PST.
This is a quick art challenge that we want you guys to have fun with. We will be taking into
Thank you + little chrismas raffle (closed!)~Edit:
Waaa sry for late replay ;A;
I feel asleep after comming home and was so busy the last fes days,
but her are the results >w< <3
:iconKuimei:, :iconRokudessa:, and :iconPseudosim: congrats~
Just note me, with the prize you want to receive :3
you guys can look through my gallery for the exampels xD
I never thought that 30 person would join this raffle >//7//<
and again thank you guys for taking part, I really appreciate it :iconcraiplz:
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lately I was kinda busy with school (still am it) so I didn't really notice it but,
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE 500 WATCHERS~
I really appreciate it, even it's still kinda shocks me
haha I kinda feel such a pressure now...hahaha:iconyosukepeeplz:
And Christmas is also coming soon,
so I decide to make a little raffle with 3 winners yaay <3
I gonna choose the winners through random org
on the 19. december and
Christmas Game Announced! CLOSEDCLOSED: Winners will be announced soon!
Christmas is my favorite time of the year. The lights, the music, the thrill of finding the perfect gift for a loved one, everything about this season just makes me smile! To celebrate, I wanted to play a little game with you. UszatyArbuz graciously let me borrow the idea, and artwork from her Christmas game. So much love goes out to her for this kindness Please be sure to check out her gallery, you won't be disappointed
So without further delay, the game!
Below you will find a christmas tree with numbered presents. Each present has a different set of gifts that will be given to you. But what is in the presents is a mystery Well not so much They will contain a random assortment of the following things: features, artwork, points, llamas, and so much more!
How to play?
The Great Christmas Game - gifts reveal!The Great Christmas Game is closed!
What was it all about?
Please follow this link for all info about the game!
The list of participants
Below you have lists of participants - deviants that have chosen particular gifts.
1. Big Red Box
4. Roundly and neutral
My First Ever Points Giveaway!Hello everyone!
Later this month, I will be holding my first Christmas giveaway.
I have no idea how many people will participate, so we'll just wait and see. Since I've never done this before, I figured I'd better start small, so I'll be giving away 100 points to one person, who will be chosen at random via random.org.
One more thing: even though this is a Christmas giveaway, due to my current busy schedule, the winner of the giveaway will be announced the day after Christmas.
So, to recap what I just said, here are the rules for the giveaway:
:iconAnimeAce-PLZ-1: To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is comment on and/or fave this journal.
:iconAnimeAce-PLZ-2: The deadline for entry into the giveaway ends on December 25th, 11:59 PM (so basically, by midnight on Christmas).