My friend Kyle Neath on the GitHub blog:
Today we’re rolling out a new and improved flow for creating repositories on GitHub.
Remember when I said this, shortly after GitHub released GitHub for Mac:
If Git is easy to use more people will use it and therefore more people will sign up and pay for GitHub.
It is just as important for Github to make git easier, so that its potential customer base expands beyond us geeks, as it is to promote best practices (like including a .gitignore file with one’s repo). This is why the GitHub website with its ease of use, documentation, training, etc. is really such a great business.
You see, GitHub isn’t just in the business of giving people access to git. They’re in the business of helping people to use git the right way. They’re creating some of the most loyal customers you’ll find anywhere online.