With a new deviated look.
Published on July 12, 2008 By Snowman In WinCustomize News

Our friends over at dA have busted their behinds to make yet another version of their great site.
Countless hours/days/weeks/months have gone into makeing the site even more convenient to use, and I know alot of us do check the site more or less every day.
I know, I do.
Listing all the changes would be pure madness and probably fill most of the frontpage, so you'll just have to go see for yourselves

http://news.deviantart.com/article/52608/


Comments (Page 1)
on Jul 12, 2008
I've found it hard to navigate...learning curve all over again. I'm sure I'll get used to it though.
on Jul 12, 2008
I logged into it last night and got confused...
on Jul 12, 2008
still one of the most pathetic browsing experiences ever. DA is so slow i cant even see the changes due to the site not loading in any reasonable time at all. Seems bandwidth would be a wiser investment.
on Jul 12, 2008
Yes very confusing at first. But it's basically the same without the drop down menu.
on Jul 12, 2008
I hated the "new" front page...like I want to see nothing but a bunch of crappy new deviations. It was so much better with the channels view, showcasing a few new submits, popular, prints, and the DD's. Now the DD's are relegated to the bottom where they'll go largely unnoticed, and if you want to see the popular/prints, you have to click on those links.

I just clicked on the More dropdown in the toolbar, dragged Channels back into it (and browse and got rid of the crap I'll never use), and set that as my homepage for dA so I can have the same view as before.

So now it's more or less like how it was viewed before, but I'm not all that impressed with it. I don't like having my login/message stuff at the dead top, I almost overlooked it.

The one thing they REALLY need to fix is the comment navigation. It's impossible! There's no way to easily get to the last page, so if an article has over a thousand comments, you have to sit there forever and a day to get to the last page. FAIL.


on Jul 12, 2008
Looks awesome, but didn't they just do v5 a few months ago?
on Jul 12, 2008
I've found it hard to navigate

It does take a few tries to get used to.
I myself find it easier to navigate now.

DA is so slow

Are you a subscriber, Phoon?
If not, you're not getting full advantage of true speed of dA.
I'm easily using the full potential of my 20mbit internet connection (1.8MB per/sec) when downloading large files.
Plus navigating is a breeze
on Jul 12, 2008
I don't like having my login/message stuff at the dead top, I almost overlooked it

Agreed, Bebi.
The first time I got on the site with new changes I thought; 'Wtf...... where's the top of the page gone?!'
At first I thought they were in one of their multitude of 'read only' modes again.
on Jul 12, 2008
^Yeah same, it literally changed before my eyes. I went to view a DD and then BAM! Was like, WTF just happened here?!?
on Jul 12, 2008
yeah ... fantastic design .... and nice new features .... but but but ..... i still love WC
on Jul 12, 2008
i still love WC

Offcourse, we all do
on Jul 12, 2008
New look, same untimely and inadequate protection of author copyrights.
on Jul 12, 2008
The one thing they REALLY need to fix is the comment navigation. It's impossible! There's no way to easily get to the last page, so if an article has over a thousand comments, you have to sit there forever and a day to get to the last page. FAIL.
I totally agree. This is the same when viewing in the galleries. You have to click "next, next, next". If I get to page 20 and have to go do something else, I don't want to have to start all over when I come back...  
on Jul 12, 2008
I think like any site they are trying new and different ideas to make it more "intuitive" to the user. For good or ill, i personally like the new format. Although i had pretty much the same reaction as Bebi, and Snowman. But i do ultimately enjoy their new version.
on Jul 12, 2008
i did like the changes., but they could improve even more the colors....