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Sunday, March 13, 2005

An Example of Excellent Usability: Wikipedia's "Create Account / Log In" Page

Clearly the programmers at Wikipedia have a clue about user-interface design. Check out their "Create account / log in" page, which solves the problem of what to do if the user does not yet have an account. Traditionally web sites have had two different pages: Log In and Create Account, and if you went to the wrong page, you got an error. Wikipedia saves you some steps by combining the two activities into a single page, the way we should have tackled this problem in the first place.


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