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 vital to our team’s vision for ethereum.org. Our unimaginable neighborhood of contributors has come a great distance since we became a multilingual website in 2019, and in 2022 we had 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 aside from English (double 2021’s excessive)
Assist us translate ethereum.org
There was rather a lot to have fun in 2022, however we nonetheless have far to go to ship Ethereum training to the non-English talking world. When you converse 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 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 large milestone of 1,000 total contributors on GitHub!
Particularly, between our rollout of Typescript and the UI library migration, we had over 50 code contributors 🤯!
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 every contributor ❤️. When 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 quite a 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 objectives behind making a design system is to provide designers a technique 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.
Need to get entangled? Follow along in Figma and be a part of the dialog in our #design Discord channel.
A number of new pages 🥳
2022 was the largest 12 months 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 one million folks.
There are too many pages to record all the things 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 way of rollups and easy methods 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 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.
- 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 specialists throughout the Ethereum ecosystem to fill our gaps and ship high-value content material to our readers. When you’d like to assist, reach out to us on Discord.
You possibly can see what we’re engaged on subsequent in our quarterly roadmap, or you’ll be able to create an issue if there’s content material you’d wish to see added to ethereum.org.
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 quite a 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 consumer personas with advisable options.
Check out our find a wallet page. We love suggestions; tell us your ideas on our Discord.
Be taught hub and be taught quizzes 🧠
There’s a fixed stream of latest customers attempting to find out about Ethereum. In 2022, we spent quite a 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 had 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 get entangled 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 unsuitable.
We at present have studying quizzes on eight pages and plan to increase 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 the complete web site for content material that might require modifications after Ethereum switched to proof-of-stake.
Along with auditing and updating tons of of pages of present content material, we created many new pages to replicate 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 massive initiatives we labored on associated to The Merge:
Different tasks 🏃♂️
In addition to our core product on ethereum.org, we spent quite a 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’s best to 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 received concerned!
Like Ethereum itself, we nonetheless have a protracted technique 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 get entangled 🙏