Whether you’re checking to see the latest comment or badge sent by a fellow deviant, notifications are a vital aspect of the DeviantArt experience.
Now we want to make it even easier for you to find the latest comments, favorites, and other activities most important to you. We’re working on introducing a notifications dropdown on the header that will appear on every page of the site, so that you’ll have easier access to the latest events that matter without having to leave your browsing experience. And yes, the current notifications system will still be there.
Here is the latest design we are looking at:
The first stage will encompass only the most important notification types, which includes most events that currently appear in the feedback section of notifications.
In future stages, we may include features such as:
- Certain notifications related to group activity and...
- The ability to act on certain notifications straight from the drop-down menu, such as replying to a comment, accepting or declining commission, and much more!
In the same spirit of notifications, the latest notes in your inbox will be available for easy access across the site through a simple drop-down menu. It too will be released in several stages, but before we go there, here is the latest design for what it may look like:
The first version will include snippets from each note, but future ones may introduce the ability to:
- view the note in its entirety
- reply to the note...
...both straight from the drop-down menu.
DeviantArt Timeline Update
Please note: The "New Thumbnails (Preview)" flag on the DeviantArt Timeline has been moved to October 8th. This additional time will allow for more internal testing, with an aim to improve performance and responsiveness.