[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia redefined -- typography and UX and such

WereSpielChequers werespielchequers at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 23:50:15 UTC 2012

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> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:54:38 -0400
> From: Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia redefined -- typography and UX
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> No one will argue these days that the WMF is short of money, so this is a
> good opportunity for it to deploy some of that funding for a real impact.
> The main page on the English Wikipedia is an ideal starting point for a
> conscious effort at design evolution throughout Wikimedia. The Foundation
> should solicit and pay for several design firms to submit efforts to the
> main page contest, which is in dire need of some talented input. The
> community can still select between them, let's just make sure they have a
> number of great options.

We should by now have enough user data to be able to calculate user
retention rates by skin. It would be interesting to see how the
implementation of Vector affected editor retention rates.


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