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 doable is essential to our group’s imaginative and prescient for ethereum.org. Our unimaginable neighborhood of contributors has come a good distance since we grew to become a multilingual web site in 2019, and in 2022 we have been thrilled to see continued progress within the variety of folks 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 so much to rejoice in 2022, however we nonetheless have far to go to ship Ethereum schooling to the non-English talking world. If you happen to converse a language moreover 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 neighborhood. As with the interpretation program, ethereum.org noticed glorious 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 recognize every contributor ❤️. If you happen to’d wish to contribute and assist us construct ethereum.org in 2023, try our Q1 roadmap.
Open design system 📐
Since Might of 2022, we’ve been engaged on creating the ethereum.org design system. It took numerous 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 help the brand new design system.
One of many overarching targets behind making a design system is to offer designers a approach to contribute to the open-source Ethereum neighborhood. In 2023, we’ll proceed to work with the neighborhood to open up our design processes to the neighborhood.
Numerous new pages 🥳
2022 was the largest 12 months but for brand new content material on ethereum.org. We addressed lots of our content material gaps and delivered informative, well-received pages that have been learn by greater than one million folks.
There are too many pages to checklist every thing right here (now greater than 300 pages on the web site!), however a number of the highlights embody:
- Layer 2: teaches customers why Ethereum is scaling by way of rollups and learn how to onboard to layer 2.
- Run a node: highlights the worth of working a node (each to folks working their very own node and to Ethereum typically) and provides readers step-by-step sources to start out 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 ideas of Web3, its philosophy, and present limitations.
- Vitality consumption: reveals Ethereum’s present and historic power consumption and the impression The Merge had.
In 2023, we’ll proceed working with our neighborhood and subject-matter specialists throughout the Ethereum ecosystem to fill our gaps and ship high-value content material to our readers. If you happen to’d like to assist, attain out to us on Discord.
Discover pockets revamp 👛
One other enormous 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 numerous work to match the completely different options wallets supplied, making it onerous for customers to resolve which pockets greatest 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 consumer personas with really useful options.
Be taught hub and study quizzes 🧠
There’s a fixed stream of recent customers attempting to find out about Ethereum. In 2022, we spent numerous time focussing on creating a greater expertise for these customers. Creating easy-to-understand content material is a driving precept of every thing we work on, however these two initiatives have been particularly centered on this subset of our customers.
Be taught hub
We created the Be taught 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 knowledge obtainable and the disconnectedness of the completely different pages on our web site. The Be taught Hub is a guided pathway for customers, ranging from the fundamentals of what cryptocurrencies are, strolling them by way of getting began on Ethereum with their first pockets, educating them how the Ethereum protocol works, and the way they will get entangled within the ecosystem.
In addition to offering a structured studying path with the Be taught 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 train customers after they get questions unsuitable.
We presently have studying quizzes on eight pages and plan to develop it with extra performance and pages in 2023. They’re a ton of enjoyable! Examine them out:
The Merge 🌳
Undoubtedly the largest Ethereum occasion of 2022 was The Merge. As a part of making ready The Merge, we audited your complete web site for content material that may require modifications after Ethereum switched to proof-of-stake.
Along with auditing and updating lots of of pages of present content material, we created many new pages to replicate the modifications that have been made like: proof-of-stake ceaselessly 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 initiatives 🏃♂️
In addition to our core product on ethereum.org, we spent numerous time serving to out on different initiatives central to the success of Ethereum. We gained’t spotlight every of them in-depth, however you must test them out!
Wanting forward 👀
With a lot achieved, the ethereum.org neighborhood has a lot to be happy with in 2022. Thanks once more to the 1000’s of contributors who acquired concerned!
Like Ethereum itself, we nonetheless have a protracted approach to go if we need to proceed constructing essentially the most complete and inclusive useful resource for Ethereum on the web.
For that, we’d like your assist! We’ve simply launched our Q1 product roadmap. Test it out, and tell us the way you’d wish to get entangled 🙏