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 academic Ethereum content material to as many languages as potential is essential to our team’s vision for ethereum.org. Our unimaginable group of contributors has come a good distance since we became a multilingual website in 2019, and in 2022 we have been thrilled to see continued development 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 lots to have a good time in 2022, however we nonetheless have far to go to ship Ethereum schooling to the non-English talking world. Should you communicate a language moreover English, take a look at 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 an excellent useful resource for the group. 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 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 will’t emphasize sufficient how a lot we recognize each contributor ❤️. Should you’d wish to contribute and assist us construct ethereum.org in 2023, check out our Q1 roadmap.
Open design system 📐
Since Might 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 option 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.
Numerous new pages 🥳
2022 was the most important 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 have been learn by greater than 1,000,000 folks.
There are too many pages to checklist all the things right here (now greater than 300 pages on the web site!), however a number of the highlights embrace:
- Layer 2: teaches customers why Ethereum is scaling by way of rollups and tips on 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 usually) and offers readers step-by-step sources 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 ideas of Web3, its philosophy, and present limitations.
- Energy consumption: reveals Ethereum’s present and historic power consumption and the influence The Merge had.
In 2023, we’ll proceed working with our group and subject-matter specialists inside the Ethereum ecosystem to fill our gaps and ship high-value content material to our readers. Should you’d like to assist, reach 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 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 match the completely different options wallets provided, making it laborious 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 person personas with beneficial options.
Be taught hub and study quizzes 🧠
There’s a fixed stream of recent customers making an attempt to find out about 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 all the things we work on, however these two initiatives have been particularly centered on this subset of our customers.
Be taught hub
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 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 become involved within the ecosystem.
In addition to offering a structured studying path with the Be taught Hub, we wished 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 most important Ethereum occasion of 2022 was The Merge. As a part of making ready The Merge, we audited your entire web site for content material that might require modifications after Ethereum switched to proof-of-stake.
Along with auditing and updating a whole lot of pages of current content material, we created many new pages to mirror the modifications that have 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 massive 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 it is best to test them out!
Trying forward 👀
With a lot achieved, the ethereum.org group has a lot to be pleased with in 2022. Thanks once more to the 1000’s of contributors who obtained concerned!
Like Ethereum itself, we nonetheless have a protracted option to go if we wish to proceed constructing probably 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 🙏