Topic: Live Check of Username/Email in Registration
This is a mod that is - so I hope - a nice example of how useful AJAX can be.
What it does is:
Upon registration, when the user enters a username and email address the AJAX interface checks immediately if the name is already taken and if the email address is free/semantically OK/not blocked.
If verification is enabled it also compares the two entered addresses.
Note that all this is done before the form is submitted.
When there is an error the user gets notified.
This saves new users of frequented boards from a lot of entering , waiting, reading "Sorry, this name is already taken" and so on... hope the point is clear.
Well, doesn't hurt without.
Note for developers:
Yes, I had to reuse a lot of Rickards register functionality, no way round it
note for designers/CSS experts:
The notification is currently producing red bold text. I am aware that some of you would like to change that.
However, I'm not the big CSS expert so whoever is interested leave me a clue here. Thanks.