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Additional 'Features' option for Commission Widget by JamieMDavies Additional 'Features' option for Commission Widget by JamieMDavies
EDIT: Thank you for the DD! I'm proud and honored for my first DD to come from dAr and also the CSS fairy, because she is like, amazing.
Thank you for all the comments and the faves!



I figure, instead of bitching about how 'terrible' the commissions widget is, wouldn't it be more useful to, I dunno, help improve it?
So this is me, trying to help make it better.

One of the main things I see that needs to be updated about the widget is you can only sell cookie-cutter commissions. This is fine for most people, but for deviants who offer additional costs for extra features, it's not enough. And if we want to get our wages for doing 3 extra characters or adding a really complex background... we can't really do that currently. Sure, we can make separate 'commissions' that are identical aside from the price and the added feature, but we can only have so many commissions on the widget.

Here's my mock-up for adding additional 'features' as options to commissions. These would be optional for both the artist and the commissioner, and probably have a limit to how many features you can offer for each commission (I think 10 is reasonable but some artists with more customizable commissions might think that's too low)


List of suggested features: NOT to be included as some sort of drop down menu, but as a guide of sorts so artists can figure out what to call that thing they want to charge extra for.
+ Backgrounds
+ Additional characters
+ Blinking
+ Larger canvas (headshot --> bust --> waist --> full body)
+ accessories

Have a suggested feature? Comment and I'll add it.

And yes, I used :iconshortpencil:'s commission widget for this. Hers was the only one I could find, sorry 'bout that! :lol:

Other suggestions: Commission Portal suggestions w/ mock screenshots
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Given 2013-09-12
Additional 'Features' option for Commission Widget by ~JamieMDavies
The ability to have multiple levels of commissions that allow different abilities would really allow some artists more flexibility when they launch their own commissions.

[dA Related / dA Suggestions / Visual Suggestions] ( Suggested by TimberClipse and Featured by ginkgografix )
:iconcrissiesaurus:
Crissiesaurus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This truly needs to be implemented. 
I'm constantly having to create and remove widget options for specific commissioners. 
It's so inconvenient for the customer to note and wait for you to set up their widget as well. 
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alkemii Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Another nice touch would be that it doesn't take two weeks to get the cash from it, haha, but I doubt that would ever change
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JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That probably has more to do with the banks and financial systems than the commission system itself. I think (don't quote me on this) that 2 weeks is a bank standard for releasing money, especially internationally so that's probably why.
It is a really long time though (especially for like, $2 and some change, :lol:)
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:iconiamoret:
iAmoret Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dear God, I hope they add this! :stare: 

.... I just noticed, the 'limit' option appears on this- it doesn't on mine. :noes:

Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:iconartvelocity:
artvelocity Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
FOUND YOU
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:iconiamoret:
iAmoret Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
AAAAAAAGGGHHH! :nuu:
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:iconjamiemdavies:
JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^

The limit option was on the earlier versions of the commission widget, I've noticed that they took it off, and that's probably because of bugs: every time the artist updated the commission it'd reset the limit counter. O.o It was a good idea so I hope they're just tweaking it so it works properly...
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:iconiamoret:
iAmoret Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Agreed. :agreed: 
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Interface Designer
 I've noticed that they took it off, and that's probably because of bugs
I think they just decided it wasn't necessary or at least it was more interfering than helpful.
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Sarilain Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Congrats on the DD!

I really hope dA implements it, these features would make commissions a lot simpler.
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:iconjamiemdavies:
JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you I love your avatar btw!

This and other features. It's still a new widget/system, so there's tons of room for improvement. ^^
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Sarilain Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Aww, thank you!x3

I can't wait to see what's in store for it, just these few adjustments would make a huge difference!
Thanks again for suggesting this, I sure hope to see it soon.
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats on the DD! c:
this is an AMAZING idea and i really hope dA adds it! ;o;
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:iconjamiemdavies:
JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They saw it back in March, so, hopefully! :fingerscrossed:
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:iconbubbiies:
bubbIies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh good! C: do you know how long it takes before you get some kind of answer after that? OwO
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:iconjamiemdavies:
JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think they'd talk to me, they'd just make it happen. :)
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:iconbubbiies:
bubbIies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah okay!
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EratoTiaTuatha Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
GO GO GO GO GO I am totally going to start actually using the commission widget if this suggestion makes it! <3 <3 
Congratulations on the awesome idea and the DD!! <33
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JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpepofaec:
PepoFaec Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaaugh please make this happen dA. 
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:iconjamiemdavies:
JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They've at least seen it, so there's hope. ^^
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:iconfriend-owl:
Friend-Owl Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Tis a wonderful idea!
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:iconjamiemdavies:
JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbirdie121:
Birdie121 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks awesome! 
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:iconjamiemdavies:
JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, yeah! Congrats on the DD! :+favlove: I'd totally do this.
by the way, nice Human!Vinyl Scratch avatar.
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:iconjamiemdavies:
JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Vinyl's my favorite BG pony, so of course I had to use her for an avatar. ;p
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:iconmisspinks:
MissPinks Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nicely thought out. i think that widget can definitely use a bit more customizability. why are you spellchecking that DA that is a word damnit.
though i probably wont really use it myself, i still feel like theres something missing. its very impersonal.
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:iconjamiemdavies:
JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the trick is making it customizable but still general enough for everyone to use (and understand). my browser thinks all 'customiz-' words should be 'customization'. idk why.

A thought: if you can think of why it feels so impersonal (the colors, the wording, the layout, etc), you should tell them! Can't improve without feedback. :D
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:iconmisspinks:
MissPinks Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i think its just that a lot of people just fill in what they want and send the request without even saying hello or anything, then you just accept or decline. (i havent used it for a while but last time i used it you couldnt comment or reply on it(?)
like you can really do the whole commission without any real communication.. its feels so weird haha. (but thats just me)
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Interface Designer
(dA doesn't have spellcheck, browsers do :P)
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:iconmisspinks:
MissPinks Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh but it doesnt come up on facebook etc :confused:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Interface Designer
That means you spell perfectly on facebook! :star:
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:iconmisspinks:
MissPinks Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i mean when i type the same word in hahah.
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Interface Designer
=P Odd, my browser does it on both.
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Congrats on the DD :party: 
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:iconjamiemdavies:
JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconjamiemdavies:
JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :happy: 
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure :happybounce:
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:iconawsumz:
AwsumZ Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Very nicely thought out! I like :#1:
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:iconjamiemdavies:
JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Every bit helps. :nod:
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome! Thanks for putting together this mockup! Just shared it with the team. :)
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:iconjamiemdavies:
JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O Thanks Dan! Glad to help. ^^
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I applaud this! I do CSS commissions and many times they want add ons, but it is for the same commission. So they have to do additional payment with the separate commission. I approve this suggestion!
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:iconjamiemdavies:
JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, especially for CSS!

I imagine for anything that requires coding, these features would come in super handy.
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