Ok, I just found something I find quite annoying, actually. In v6, I was able to find out exactly when a deviation was submitted, so like if I was reading a series of stories, I could estimate how long it would be before the next one, if there was. Now, in v7, the only publishing information is the year. No "3 days ago" or 2 months ago", just "2010" or 2005". Really, why did they get rid of this?
Ok, well that's something at least. What I was meaning was when you are viewing a deviation, not just the thumb, in v6 next to the artist comment box there used to be a little tag stating when the deviation was submitted. Now I guess it's been moved to the thumbnails only.
I don't mind it really. It personally makes the deviations easier to go through for me! I don't thinke veryone noticed but now you can use your arrow keys to flip through the deviations in your box. Something that never really had worked for me before. And there is a button on the page to delete it out of your inbox too. Yah, there are some annoying things, like they have clumped all your inbox stats together, and not having a searchbar on evrey page, and not keeping fullview on if you had been viewing hte previous picture in fullview nd all that but it's rather usefull I think.
I don't really care how it looks, because I'll get used to it. But I don't like that there's so many things missing. Search bar, auto-fullview, artist's comments in fullview, messages preview, among others. Also, deviations load extremely slowly.
I really like the new style, specially the new way to navigate between deviations, in the bottom of the deviation page. But I think it's would be more important to have improvements in the search and users search tools.
It's ok for the quick browsing for picture deviations. But it's a downfall for the Literatures, it become really suck when you have to read through the narrow spaces. Maybe they should add the zoom function to the lit so we could read them on much expanded space
I don't mind most of it, but I really hate that Journals, Polls and other "Deviantwatch" messages aren't separate from the Deviations in the header link. Since I quite often leave my deviations for a time, this makes checking if I have any new messages not as simple. I'll get used to it though.
I like most of the new v7 except for the following:
1. No more auto full view!! 1.5. Nothing to tell if you're viewing the preview or full size, misleading since some previews are now bigger. 2. s but they'll be fixed. 3. You should be able to at least add the search bar to the "stick" menu. 4. I really don't like how misleading the new message center is, even after I bring down the drop down menu it still lists journals and polls hidden within the deviations, frustrating indeed.
Everyone wants the searchbar back it seems Ive been hearing from non-subscrived users that the ads got pushed out of the super thing header and now they pop up in front of the artwork Ive also been hearing that it is extreemy not dail-up or aol friendly and I loath the way the deviantations load, all JPGed to death before you see the actuall deviantation
Erm. I wish there were a way non-subscribed people could check it before it launches or have a greater impact on feedback, as they seem to have gotten a super short end of the stick in this update
about some bad aspects I missed to mention: - where did the search bar go? - i hate the feature that you have to click on the artist's comment on a picture to enlarge it. people already barely care about your artists comments on a picture but will now even less, because they're too lazy to click and view the rest, so important information stays unrevealed. - the general deviation page layout feels like something went wrong with my resolution and turned it back from 1680x1050 to 1024x768
Overall I like it, even if not as much as I liked v6, the only thing I really dislike so far is that we can't set the automatic full view anymore. It also seems slower, and when you watch +1,600 people these two things together can be a problem.
I totally hate it. I can barely get accustomed to it. People send me a link of something and on the first view I can barely distiguish if this is now a deviation, a journal, a news article or whatever... until now the general layout of where things are located has always been pretty much the same... but now even that has been messed up. And after all I'm a bit disappointed because these changes are getting more and more numerous and we're not even asked if we want it or not. We are simply presented with a fait accompli and have to deal with it. Polls like these should be made BEFORE changing something as major as this, because otherwise... well I start to doubt the spirit of a community on here...
The only thing I will criticize is that we don't get a preview of our comments anymore when we write a comment for a deviation. I noticed it works elsewhere though, like the journals, polls and profile pages. Everything else is fine. i don't understand the big fuss about it.
I like that the design looks a bit cooler than before. But everything is just a pain. The missing search bar is something I can get used to but, the location of the title and the artist seems to be better on the top rather than underneath. All the things in the message centre all bunched together is not fun and I liked how it was separated and displayed before. Browsing is weird and loading images and the way things are viewed now make everything lag and I feel like I have to do a million clicks just to look at one deviation. Very annoying that when you +fav something it reminds you to comment =A= wanting ppl to leave comments is fine but thats just annoying. Other than that and all the current glitches it's alright I can get used to it but I'd prefer v6
1. What the hell happened to the search buttons on my page? VERY inconvenient to have to go to the main page to do a search. 2. A big blaring ugly neon "Buy Print" button practically front and center on the deviation pages. I noticed our art got shoved to the side. This really distracts from viewing. 3. Matter of fact, the design of the deviation pages look much more cluttered than they used to be, which detracts from browsing art. 4. Colors seem washed out and details not as crisp, probably from the auto-sizing 5. I want my dev watch file SEPARATE from my messages so I know if I have new messages to answer without having to look at my message page. Currently you can't tell the difference 6. Very slow - and I'm using Firefox. I heard people with EI are very ticked. 7. Have you noticed in the message preview there is no longer a slide bar. It's really hard to get a longer message to move down so you can read it over.
I DO like the new colors, but all in all I give the so called improvements an "F". DA needs to hire a new web designer with some common sense. I'm PAYING for this service yet everything DA does is to promote themselves and not my art. I'm considering whether the sub is worth the price.