I'm sick and tired of this crap. Every goddamn site that's even remotely "big" has been doing this for the last couple of years: to save their goddamn money, they decide to screw over browser users, and only use the mobile-"friendly" page layout.
I've seen this happen on Youtube, on IGN, other sites as well... and now deviantArt joins them.
But deviantArt is the worst. Why? Because it's a platform allegedly dedicated to provide users with a place to share their work, by constructing a digital gallery and get a little more out there. Tell me, how many people use mobile devices to draw? And I don't mean giant-ass tablets. What about appropriate care with photography? 3D modeling? Build animations, construct videos?
It's insulting to think that mobile devices are the future of workstations for people who work on their computers. Why should I, or anyone else on a browser, be limited in the use of their bigger screen and separate keyboard and mouse, by only having access to small, claustrophobic webpage layouts that cluster everything on top of itself? On a mobile device that might make sense, because nowadays, the screen is the controls as well, but on computers and laptops, you're only making the user's experience worse.
I'm still waiting to know how many people also play their non-app videogames on their tablets and phones. And really, why should we even have cinemas and big TVs, when we can watch movies and shows on a screen smaller than our hands, right?
In conclusion: f*** you and f*** off, "new" deviantArt layout. You're just giving me more and more reasons to stop using the platform, and that saddens me.
To those of you that aren't using deviantArt as much anymore, fear it, or think that there's no point in using it if there isn't even a minimum of control in what's allowed (not of quality, but type of content), you can find me on NEWGROUNDS and on Furaffinity under "henlp" as well (I can't link to it for some reason, that's what some peeps have told me).