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New full-view concept for Deviantart.
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"TurboColor" by :iconsamborek:
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Given 2011-02-05
DA: New Full-View Proposal by *z-design This is in the dA-related/dA-Suggestions/Visual Category. =erdile states, "This is a fantastic suggestion to help make practical and better looking full views, without having to download the image. Navigating the image by dragging it with the mouse makes it much easier to view very large images and, all in all, I find this a very useful feature DeviantART can think of trying to implement in the future to improve the site itself!" Also Recommended by `namenotrequired says, ".....is a visual suggestion that would solve a common problem for visual artists in a user-friendly and sleek way." ( Suggested by Erdile and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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I like a lot of what is going on here. The user option for preferred view style in the site level settings dialog is alright but you could make the viewer interface flexible rather than requiring a users explicit setting on a separate page. Try auto hiding the main action bar unless the user is dragging the canvas and use delays to determine when the elements condense. Combine this with a pin-like behavior (see the My Beatport left tray (www.beatport.com) when you login for something similar) which could keep the action tray open at all times, giving the user instant access to the options you hid away without having to take them there. You can also consider the pin or unpin actions as cached explicit user settings and save them on-the-fly or just keep the user setting page for default definitions (I somewhat assume that was what was implied with that page and dropdown).

This kind of flexibility and scalability is something that DA lacks, and this proposal would certainly go a long way to ensuring a better deviation viewing experience.

Nice work for initial vision. I like that it takes from standard design application viewer patterns (a la Photoshop, Fireworks, etc.) It's not terribly unique to off the wall but it's done well enough and gives user a more natural way to view large canvases instead of a rather terrible popup window experience.

Keep working on the UX flow and consider what the user is actually doing and what they should expect. Don't limit yourself to what DA does right now or what you'd expect a DA site designer might do (no offense to any current UX designers working on DA that might read this).

In terms of user impact this would be a massive plus, however I can imagine DA would cashwall this feature (if they were to utilize your proposal, which I highly recommend they do if something like it isn't already in the works) which makes me somewhat sad, but that's not your problem but theirs.

Another thing to mention is that this scalable viewer could be used in the critique window to allow a critiquing user, like me for example, to zoom in and pan around the design to continuously review the critiqued visual. Currently for any image that doesn't fit the dialog, it is impossible to view the image in full unless you open the image in a new window/tab.
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student Interface Designer
So they did do something like this now... right? :D except not as fancy...
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z-design Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Oh snap, now I see it.

Yeah, they should have a setting where you can set that view to default.

I don't know if they are willing to implement the google-maps-esque dragging for deviations because of the drag-n-drop for collections and favorites that's already there.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Yeah... now you just have to click an extra time ^^;

Indeed, good point :nod:
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z-design Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Huh? They did? Where?
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Also, #hq had a blog post about it :D
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FennecWolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
This is absolutely fantastic! The way large images are handled by v7 has irked me for ages; it would be really great if dA implemented this. Especially the dragging option.
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NorthboundFox Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My good sir, you should be getting paid for this idea! :clap:
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BrainFissure Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
:iconthisplz:
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vest Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
It's a really great idea! I think that if dA considers it, and comes up with an efficient memory management system to display super-large images (maybe load it as it scrolls into view like Google Earth's satellite images), it would really make for a sleek professional looking means of displaying images. :)
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Erdile Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
I'm glad I suggested this; it's a wonderful idea! :dummy:
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DoomSong8765 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also another good Idea is to fix deviantarts glitch where the pictures go all dark whenver I use firefox with it the pictures are just black or if i scroll they become black. :I its annoying
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Axertion Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Check your plugins. This doesn't happen in Firefox at all for me. A simple -sandbox mode of Firefox should help you see if its something related to your installation, or a specific plugin ;)
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z-design Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
That's weird, I use firefox and that doesn't happen to me, and I use firefox. Do you have the latest version?
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DoomSong8765 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Latest Version, fast internet, no viruses, nada.
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Shining-Ruse Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Artist
How is your message thing different from mine????
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CrushonDib Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Go up to the menu on top, hover over the message icon (or click the downward arrow) and click "Splinter Menu", then refresh the page.
Voila!
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Shining-Ruse Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Artist
Oh my gosh, so cool. Thanks!
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CrushonDib Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Welcome~ :D
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Bekey Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Meh, it's a freaking browser. It will take decades to get it right and struggle free
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Berstarke Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Sounds very practical. I would love to see it added.
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HonG-t Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This would allow deviants to fully appreciate how much work has gone into the artworks that the artists have made. I know that sometimes all the details end up not being shown that much.
I really like this idea! I wish this would come true!
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NachtElf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really an awesome idea! Especially the navigation using the cursor in combination with the miniature view is handy.
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I very much like this idea, and glad you got a DD with it 'cause that's how I found this :) Very nice indeed and I'm anticipating it's arrival if it does come!

...wolfie
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SmoG878 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Filmographer
you gained notices, deviations and comments as you were making this.

you have my axe:iconaxeplz:
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Congrats on the DD! ;)
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Nannairb Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So long as it's easy on people with slower computers
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, please. I assume it would still have to be a subscription feature, because it would screw with ads, but that would be totally awesome.
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z-design Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
The full-view would push the ad, comments, and info, etc. to the bottom of the image in the same way that the current "full-view"(which is actually fit-to-screen) does.

Non-subscribers would still have access to all 3 viewing modes(zoomed out, fit-to-screen, and full-view) except that their default viewing mode would always be "zoomed out". It's important for potential employers and companies browsing this site to be able to see the full-detail and intricacy of the artwork right off the bat, but it's also important for DA to keep making money from ads, and so that's why the non-subscriber viewing mode stays as "zoomed out".
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds good to me. (Well, okay, zoomed out is a little annoying...but whatever!) :nod:
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aurora0x0 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
+1
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I've featured this as Daily Feature on the front page of #deviantART-Related :clap:

#deviantART-Related is the unofficial group for the dA related gallery, and our Daily Feature is a private initiative to serve as an alternative to DDs while there's no GM for the gallery :)

We featured your tutorial for today with the following description;
dA: New Full-View Proposal by *z-design - a well thought and well visualised suggestion that would really improve the way we can browse art.


Given 2011-01-25
Featured by `namenotrequired
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DesignerFlex Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This would be a handy upgrade. They need to make this real in the next decade (but I demand it in the next 3 years....I would go sooner but they need time to develop and test everything).
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joerayphoto Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think they should do it.
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JikaruTakhira Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This wouldn't be too far fetched as it has been done in the past on other websites I have seen. Especially more realized when HTML5 is put into the picture. This is a very nice solution and I wouldn't mind the buttons in the way too much as long as the picture had an area outside of the actual image so when we are 'scrolling' through the image we can see the absolute edge of the image.
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Infinite705 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice idea :)
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shortboy12 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Great idea. Nice solution to this issue. Though, based in the little i know about web programming, it would need a lot of work to make it possible, still is possible. Hope to see this one day.
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Axertion Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
actually, not as much work as you'd think. Just some javascript code and a little bit of ingenuity ;)
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ajb-2k3 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Nice idea.
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Lukezz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Nice, idea :) Looks very useful :)
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MEGASONICMAX Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
cool
!!!
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