From the explosion of the scaling and layer 2 ecosystems to the primary Devcon in three years and The Merge, it has been an thrilling 12 months for Ethereum and ethereum.org. We’ve shipped many impactful options and content material, with 1000’s of unimaginable contributors serving to us alongside the way in which.
Let’s dive into our highlights of 2022:
Translation program 🌎
Bringing instructional Ethereum content material to as many languages as potential is vital to our workforce’s imaginative and prescient for ethereum.org. Our unimaginable group of contributors has come a great distance since we turned a multilingual web site in 2019, and in 2022 we had been thrilled to see continued development within the variety of individuals contributing to our translation program and the variety of readers in non-English languages surging.
2022 in numbers
- 3k new translators joined
- 4.6 million phrases translated
- 28% of visits are in languages apart from English (double 2021’s excessive)
Assist us translate ethereum.org
There was quite a bit to rejoice in 2022, however we nonetheless have far to go to ship Ethereum schooling to the non-English talking world. For those who converse a language apart from English, try the interpretation program and assist make ethereum.org extra accessible to everybody!
Ethereum.org is the work of 1000’s of unimaginable contributors, and each contribution helps us construct a fantastic useful resource for the group. As with the interpretation program, ethereum.org noticed wonderful engagement in lots of different community-driven initiatives. In 2022 we hit 37,000 Discord members, an unimaginable 7,000 Crowdin members, and the massive milestone of 1,000 whole contributors on GitHub!
We will’t emphasize sufficient how a lot we respect each contributor ❤️. For those who’d prefer to contribute and assist us construct ethereum.org in 2023, try our Q1 roadmap.
Open design system 📐
Since Could of 2022, we’ve been engaged on creating the ethereum.org design system. It took a whole lot of work to get the design to the place it’s, and we’re excited to share it. In Q1 2023, we’ll start implementing the code to assist the brand new design system.
One of many overarching targets behind making a design system is to present designers a method to contribute to the open-source Ethereum group. In 2023, we’ll proceed to work with the group to open up our design processes to the group.
A number of new pages 🥳
2022 was the largest 12 months but for brand spanking new content material on ethereum.org. We addressed a lot of our content material gaps and delivered informative, well-received pages that had been learn by greater than 1,000,000 individuals.
There are too many pages to checklist every little thing right here (now greater than 300 pages on the web site!), however a few of the highlights embody:
- Layer 2: teaches customers why Ethereum is scaling by means of rollups and tips on how to onboard to layer 2.
- Run a node: highlights the worth of working a node (each to individuals working their very own node and to Ethereum usually) and offers readers step-by-step assets to begin working their very own nodes.
- Staking hub: demystifies the staking course of and the important thing advantages of various staking approaches.
- Introduction to Web3: explains the rules of Web3, its philosophy, and present limitations.
- Vitality consumption: reveals Ethereum’s present and historic power consumption and the affect The Merge had.
In 2023, we’ll proceed working with our group and subject-matter consultants inside the Ethereum ecosystem to fill our gaps and ship high-value content material to our readers. For those who’d like to assist, attain out to us on Discord.
Discover pockets revamp 👛
One other large milestone in 2022 was the revamp of our wallets content material. A big portion of site visitors to ethereum.org is from customers seeking to get their first pockets. On our earlier discover a pockets web page, it took a whole lot of work to check the totally different options wallets supplied, making it onerous for customers to determine which pockets finest suited their wants.
After a number of design iterations, we landed on creating an e-commerce-like expertise—permitting customers to filter wallets by particular options, evaluate options between wallets, and choose person personas with beneficial options.
Study hub and be taught quizzes 🧠
There’s a fixed stream of latest customers making an attempt to study Ethereum. In 2022, we spent a whole lot of time focussing on creating a greater expertise for these customers. Creating easy-to-understand content material is a driving precept of every little thing we work on, however these two initiatives had been particularly centered on this subset of our customers.
We created the Study Hub as a result of customers wanted assist discovering a place to begin for studying about Ethereum with out feeling overwhelmed by the quantity of data obtainable and the disconnectedness of the totally different pages on our web site. The Study Hub is a guided pathway for customers, ranging from the fundamentals of what cryptocurrencies are, strolling them by means of getting began on Ethereum with their first pockets, educating them how the Ethereum protocol works, and the way they will become involved within the ecosystem.
In addition to offering a structured studying path with the Study Hub, we needed to make studying about Ethereum extra enjoyable for customers, enhance their retention, and gamify the method. To do that, we created studying quizzes. Every quiz has a number of questions, with a number of potential solutions with explanations after submitting a solution to assist educate customers once they get questions mistaken.
We at the moment have studying quizzes on eight pages and plan to broaden it with extra performance and pages in 2023. They’re a ton of enjoyable! Test them out:
The Merge 🌳
Undoubtedly the largest Ethereum occasion of 2022 was The Merge. As a part of getting ready The Merge, we audited all the web site for content material that might require modifications after Ethereum switched to proof-of-stake.
Along with auditing and updating a whole bunch of pages of present content material, we created many new pages to replicate the modifications that had been made like: proof-of-stake often requested questions, proof-of-stake vs proof-of-work, how blocks are produced on proof-of-stake, and plenty of extra.
For full particulars, see the three giant initiatives we labored on associated to The Merge:
Different tasks 🏃♂️
In addition to our core product on ethereum.org, we spent a whole lot of time serving to out on different tasks central to the success of Ethereum. We gained’t spotlight every of them in-depth, however you must examine them out!
Wanting forward 👀
With a lot achieved, the ethereum.org group has a lot to be happy with in 2022. Thanks once more to the 1000’s of contributors who obtained concerned!
Like Ethereum itself, we nonetheless have an extended method to go if we need to proceed constructing essentially the most complete and inclusive useful resource for Ethereum on the web.
For that, we want your assist! We’ve simply launched our Q1 product roadmap. Test it out, and tell us the way you’d prefer to become involved 🙏