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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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Daily Deviation

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 )
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
JamieMDavies 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:)
iAmoret Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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:
iAmoret Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
JamieMDavies 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...
iAmoret Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. :agreed: 
namenotrequired 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.
Sarilain Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD!

I really hope dA implements it, these features would make commissions a lot simpler.
JamieMDavies 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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