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Google Summer of Code 2011 Wikimedia Foundation

Account Creation, Login Screens and AJAX-ification of everything

by Akshay Agarwal for Wikimedia Foundation

My project consists of segregating the backend & UI logic for Login/Account Creation, tracking the "source avenue" for account creation & suggesting "exit activities" & enhancing the usability of forms. The main purpose of this project is to ensure that the process of account creation (or login) does not wildly interrupt the user's task flow. This will help Wikipedia (& other Wikis) in offering a better user experience & thus increase the number of 'converted' users.