Q: What is the emoticon legend?
A: The emoticon legend is a list of official emoticons for deviantART. These emoticons can be used all over the site by using their :code:. You can find a list of emoticons on the legend here: [link] and more information on the legend in this tutorial: [link]
Q: How do I get an emoticon on the Emote legend?
A: The simple answer is it's near impossible. A couple of times a year the list is updated, but there is no set schedule for updating the legend or application process to get specific emotes added.
Q: I have found a stolen emote on DA. What can I do about it?
A: To report the deviation to a member of staff, there is a ‘report deviation’ link underneath the deviation on the right hand side. Then chose the ‘permission issues’ option and fill in the form.
Q: How do I post an emoticon in a comment, forum post or journal?
A: This has all been summed up in one simple tutorial: [link]
Q: How do I use emoticons in chatrooms?
A: There are a couple of scripts which allow you to easily use emoticons on dAmn – the deviantART chatrooms. You can find more info about these scripts on this page: [link]
Q: What are plz accounts and how do I use or create them?
A: For more information on plz accounts please check out this journal: [link] or this tutorial: [link]
Q: What programs can I use to make emoticons?
A: There are a number of programs you can use. Some offer additional features but it comes down to finding one that suits you. There’s a list of free programs and trials on this page: [link]
Q: What file type should I save my emote as?
A: For a static (none moving) emote you should either save it as a .gif or a .png, however for animated emoticons a .gif gives the best result. Never save images as a .jpg as this distorts the image
Q: Why do some emotes look slower in my web browser than in my animation program?
A: Some web browsers have a minimum frame rate at which emotes can be viewed. This is generally 0.06 seconds. Therefore if you place a faster frame rate on an emote, this will look far slower in the web browser. To avoid this happening, it is suggested you use the Firefox or Opera web browsers.