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All the things on dA that make me happy in the pants

Should I buy Elite: Dangerous? 

14 deviants said Yes, definitely.
11 deviants said Mmmm... only if you love grind.
10 deviants said Definitely not, you have enough to do in your life already to not waste any previous moments playing this game.
4 deviants said Nope.



Sun Jul 5, 2015, 10:48 PM
Thu Jul 2, 2015, 1:23 PM
very nice gallery!
Wed Jul 1, 2015, 10:22 PM
Mon Apr 20, 2015, 11:34 AM
Sat Dec 13, 2014, 7:54 AM


OK, OK, I know, I'm super bad at submitting or journalling or commenting or basically anything social right now. This does not mean however that I'm not lurking or that I'm not unbelievably busy with work. 

Oh, you do believe how busy I am? Believably busy doesn't sound as cool and mysterious though...

Let's recap. Over the past year I've been working mostly on the DA Mobile App. It was released in December and actually is doing pretty darn great. I appreciate that I may sound sort of surprised by that, so let me clarify: it was work done by me (and duke and other awesome people of course) and anyone who knows me knows that I'm super bad at self confidence. I've been purposefully avoiding looking at press since the launch for fear that it might get ripped to pieces. Don't read your own press and all that right? So I was pretty floored when yesterday I was told that it has over 1 million downloads and a rating of 4.2 on the android store (not looked at apple store yet). It's so lovely that it's been so well received especially considering it launched without a bunch of features, features which we wanted to include but ran out of time during the first phase of development to include properly. We're addressing that shortfall soon and I'm confident that it'll improve the rating to at least 4.3.... (there's that famous self confidence again).

Honestly though I'm pleased with the App. Punchy new brand, good UX, simple feature set (to fully appreciate it, make sure to log in - you'd be amazed how many people don't try that and miss out on their watch, submitting, notifications...)

We're also working on the main desktop site. I won't talk much about what we're doing suffice to say that all the "you never listen to us" commenters should be very very happy. I might write more on this soon (yeah Ian, in A YEAR MAYBE, you're such a loser...), but if you want to know what's coming up, head over to the new Timeline feature. The more observant of you should pick up on the Profile discussion that's pending on there... I can assure you that this is something you don't want to miss ;)

On a personal note, I moved house last year so any free time I've had has been spent grafting on home improvements. If I'm not creating in my work, I'm creating in the home. Go me. I think.

Also, it appears I've reached that special age where I'm now invisible to pretty much everyone. Which is great for my kleptomania, and probably good for my want of keeping myself to myself. But I kinda feel very... meh... about it.

I miss creating art, but what little I've done recently is not finished, nor is anything I'd post right now. All my energies are going into working within DA (on stuff you'll see REALLY soon...). I think I'm trying to say I'm spread thinly.

Other than that I'm enjoying the summer. I'm fitter and healthier than I've been in a long time and my head is in a reasonable place. It's all good :)

How 'bout you my friends? How's life with you?




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Ian Field-Richards
Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
United Kingdom
My name is Ian Field-Richards and I am deviantARTs User Interface Director.

DA - the reason its cool to be an internet geek.

Another day in UI....


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Svorec Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Student General Artist
zilla from Godzilla?
timdrewstevenson Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks, Zilla- greatly appreciated! Cheers! :D
madlynx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015   Photographer


Hope you enjoy browsing my :gallery:… :flagcanada: 

ssparky1957 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
Staff member,
I'm sorry, I don't know if you have anything to do with this "Core" business, but i'm really looking for a friendly admin for some answers. Why? Is dA in financial trouble? Everyone would donate, but this upping of prices makes it impossible and ridiculous for anyone to buy premiums. Lots of people are leaving. You guys need to fix this.
Thank you,
xXTheKilljoysXx  (My "core" account, before I deleted it)
adiosssss Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2015
Please, zilla774, the "Core" Symbol is horrible! Inside Out Reaction Icon: Sadness 
ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the :+devwatch:

Much appreciated :thanks:
fourteenthstar Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
lapdance by fourteenthstar  
zilla774 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Kanekitheghoul Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Photographer
im using you stamp"i suport pixel art" okay?
zilla774 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
yup, totally fine :)
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