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 yr for Ethereum and ethereum.org. We’ve shipped many impactful options and content material, with 1000’s of unbelievable contributors serving to us alongside the best way.
Let’s dive into our highlights of 2022:
Translation program 🌎
Bringing academic Ethereum content material to as many languages as doable is crucial to our team’s vision for ethereum.org. Our unbelievable neighborhood of contributors has come a good distance since we grew to become a multilingual web site in 2019, and in 2022 we had been thrilled to see continued progress 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 aside from English (double 2021’s excessive)
Assist us translate ethereum.org
There was so much to have fun 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 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 unbelievable contributors, and each contribution helps us construct a terrific 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 unbelievable 7,000 Crowdin members, and the massive milestone of 1,000 total contributors on GitHub!
For content material, we additionally had tens of contributors assist us write new pages for ethereum.org. These included pages on blockchain bridges, DeSci, decentralized identity, and lots of extra!
We are able to’t emphasize sufficient how a lot we recognize each contributor ❤️. If you happen to’d wish to contribute and assist us construct ethereum.org in 2023, check out our Q1 roadmap.
Open design system 📐
Since Could of 2022, we’ve been working on creating the ethereum.org design system. It took lots 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 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.
A lot of new pages 🥳
2022 was the most important yr but for brand 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 record 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 means of rollups and find out how to onboard to layer 2.
- Run a node: highlights the worth of operating a node (each to individuals operating their very own node and to Ethereum typically) and offers readers step-by-step assets to begin operating 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.
- Energy consumption: exhibits Ethereum’s present and historic vitality consumption and the impression The Merge had.
In 2023, we’ll proceed working with our neighborhood and subject-matter consultants inside the Ethereum ecosystem to fill our gaps and ship high-value content material to our readers. If you happen to’d like to assist, reach 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 lots of work to check the completely different options wallets supplied, making it exhausting for customers to determine 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, examine options between wallets, and choose consumer personas with really helpful options.
Study hub and study quizzes 🧠
There’s a fixed stream of recent customers attempting to find out about Ethereum. In 2022, we spent lots of 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 had been particularly centered on this subset of our customers.
We created the Learn 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 out there and the disconnectedness of the completely 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’ll 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 train customers once they get questions mistaken.
We at present have studying quizzes on eight pages and plan to develop it with extra performance and pages in 2023. They’re a ton of enjoyable! Verify them out:
The Merge 🌳
Undoubtedly the most important Ethereum occasion of 2022 was The Merge. As a part of getting ready The Merge, we audited the whole 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 current content material, we created many new pages to mirror the modifications that had been made like: proof-of-stake frequently asked questions, proof-of-stake vs proof-of-work, how blocks are produced on proof-of-stake, and lots 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 lots of time serving to out on different initiatives central to the success of Ethereum. We gained’t spotlight every of them in-depth, however it’s best to test them out!
Looking forward 👀
With a lot achieved, the ethereum.org neighborhood has a lot to be pleased with in 2022. Thanks once more to the 1000’s of contributors who received concerned!
Like Ethereum itself, we nonetheless have an extended 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 want your assist! We’ve simply launched our Q1 product roadmap. Test it out, and tell us the way you’d wish to become involved 🙏