Deviant since Dec 29, 2009 | Core Member until Dec 27, 2015
This is the place where you can personalize your profile!
By moving, adding and personalizing widgets.
You can drag and drop to rearrange.
You can edit widgets to customize them.
The bottom has widgets you can add!
Some widgets you can only access when you get Core Membership.
Some widgets have options that are only available when you get Core Membership.
We've split the page into zones!
Certain widgets can only be added to certain zones.
"Why," you ask? Because we want profile pages to have freedom of customization, but also to have some consistency. This way, when anyone visits a deviant, they know they can always find the art in the top left, and personal info in the top right.
Don't forget, restraints can bring out the creativity in you!
Now go forth and astound us all with your devious profiles!
I found out today that I'm a "core" member now. I thought they had downgraded my account at first, but no, that's actually what DA is now calling their members that have paid to upgrade their accounts beyond free access to what used to be called Premium Membership. Oh well, it's just a designation, even if it is a confusing and stupid one as "core" implies the standard set of account tools, not the upgraded set that we've actually paid for.
The bigger issue is that they've doubled the cost of the Premium Membership...err, sorry, the "core" membership. To me that's a deal breaker. Frankly, I had really only upgraded my account to turn off those damn ads, and I've been able to take advantage of the BOGO deal DA does around Christmas. At $50 dollars though...I don't know, It's not that I can't afford it, it's just that it's not worth it to me. With many of the talented photographers that I enjoy following leaving to other sites, DA's value has dipped below that "need to have" level. 500x or maybe one of the other sites might be getting my money from now on.