Each month #deviantART-Related will roll out a monthly summary with features, interviews, contest details and updates concerning the deviantART related category here on dA. We run independently of any official dA representative and serve only to expand knowledge and open up the deviantART Related category. You may feel free to suggest something related to that category for feature, or an artist you feel represents something in that category well. All suggestions can be noted to ^ladygagz or #deviantART-Related.
!MainstreamHipsters, !xShadow-Designsx and `TimberClipse have joined our admin team! Let's all give them a warm welcome.
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We had our chat earlier today, if you missed it or want to "relive the moment" you can read the overview here.
We are co-hosting a game along with `TimberClipse, ^ladygagz, `PurpelBlur and #DevNews. You can partake in deviantART Poll BirthdAy Game! and win 1500 points! Read the linked article to find out further details.
A Week in dA Related
A Week in dA Related is a weekly article produced by ^ladygagz which aims at bringing you the latest dAr news from the previous week. The article contains things such as contests, features and projects directly relating to the deviantART Related Gallery such as `stuck-in-suburbia's Weekly Stamp Feature. The article also contains official deviantART news and interviews.
On top of that, the article brings you features from each sub-category in the dAr gallery, which means there's A LOT of variety!
This issue covers June 20th to July 2nd.
This issue covers July 3rd to July 10th, 2011.
This issue covers July 9th to July 16th, 2011.
This issue covers July 16th to July 23rd, 2011.
This issue covers July 24th to July 30th, 2011.
Those little things we're all familiar with.
Written by: `stuck-in-suburbia
The highlight suggestions for dA enhancements this month.
Written by: ^ladygagz
Helpful guides to things you may not know.
Written by: $namenotrequired
Simple Sta.sh TutorialWhat is Sta.sh?
Sta.sh is a new system for submitting art to dA. You can find the link in your 'submit' menu. Why use it?Main advantages are that you can submit deviations faster, from more places (currently with apps for android, iPhoto, mac, iOS, etc., as well as from email and FTP) and you can keep them private if you want. You can then share it only with those people you want - for example to ask their opinion before submitting it to your gallery. How to submit?Submitting basically happens in two parts. Upload the file Image- and other filesSubmit files from your computer by clicking
Literature Deviation TutorialdA Literature Tutorial: reading and submitting
Reading Literature on DeviantART
Each literature deviation is displayed within a box (there may also be a preview image displayed above it). The first line in this box is always the deviation title, as a first-level heading. The second line has the word "by" followed by the author's username (as a link). The rest of the deviation has been written by the author.
At the top, right-hand corner of a literature deviation, you may see five buttons, depending on the category. These buttons will be my main focus for this part of the tutorial.
(at the moment, I think the categories are a bit buggy - a
Scripts and Skins
The scripts and skins that rock dA.
Written by: !xShadow-Designsx
Featured Scripts and Skins
Features of devIDs.
Written by: =lightpurge
Memes and Adoptables
Little fun things you might like.
Written by: `stuck-in-suburbia
Q. What differentiates the dAr galleries from other ones?
Response by =dhik-a:
"Hmm.. The differentiates between dAr galleries than other ones is dAr contain all kind of art in one section. "
Response by `SanguineEpitaph:
"It's the only category where this can make it into "Visual Suggestions" unnoticed.
No, but really.
It's where you define yourself and how deviantART is for you! (dAID, Scripts, Journal Skins, etc.) "
Response by ^ladygagz (Founder):
"The personalization is definitely what differentiates the dA Related gallery from the others. Without the dA Related gallery, no one would know a hell of a lot about each other. I also agree with what =dhik-a explained, it's one of the only galleries that enable different art within.
Deviant IDs are obvious for one, they basically show us who we are. Stamps can tell us a lot about a person, they contain messages which often tell others about who we are and what we believe in. Skins and Scripts allow us to personalize our pages (and make our lives easier in terms of scripts). Although Zines are and have always been shut away in a corner compared to the rest of the dA Related gallery, they often provide us with interesting interviews and features! Suggestions are a major part of not only the dA Related gallery, but deviantART in general, some suggestions might allow the staff to spring up further or similar ideas for the site.
When you think about it, the dA Related gallery is dramatically under-rated, and in my opinion, ignored compared to other galleries on dA. "
The winning response is by *ScreamingLullabies:
"dAr submissions are what makes dA different from any other website. You wouldn't find someone make a devID for any other site. And I wouldn't see Fella made for any other site.
dAr categories cover everything: stamps that are made especially for dA, journal scripts and css that obviously wouldn't be for any other site, deviantIDs, Fella the very mascot for dA, suggestions on improving dA, tutorials on how to work dA, and so on.
dAr categories aren't only different from any other categories, but they're different from any other art sharing sites. They make dA unique."
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