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The abc’s of Usability!

Basket of berries, remixed by Parul V; photos by Dinowx, Siegert, and Yuval Y (CCBYSA)

Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to try the new skin ‘Vector‘ that the Usability Team has implemented as part of our first release, also known as Acai!  If you haven’t yet, we invite you to check it out by going to Appearance > Skin in your preferences and selecting ‘Vector’.  As you play with the new skin and enhanced toolbar, the Usability Team is looking forward to our next release – codename Babaco – the next alphabetical tropical fruit in what we expect to be a delicious series.

We hope to continue adding features to enhance the editing process – including but not limited to further toolbar enhancements; dialogs for the creation of links, tables, and references; and tools to aid in navigation of article content during editing.  Our research, design, and development depends on feedback from users, community members, and interested parties like you.  We invite you to take a look at our work and if you have any opinions, praise, concerns, or criticism, please let us know here.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Parul Vora, Wikimedia Usability Initiative

2 Responses to “The abc’s of Usability!”

  1. Great beta.

    Plus, I absolutely love how simple it is to switch over, two simple clicks, none of the messing around in Preferences, to find where the option is to switch.

  2. frank107 says:

    It is much better than Monobook, can it be included with the MediaWiki software?