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 hundreds 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 potential is important to our staff’s imaginative and prescient for ethereum.org. Our unbelievable group of contributors has come a great distance since we turned a multilingual web site in 2019, and in 2022 we have 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 aside from English (double 2021’s excessive)
Assist us translate ethereum.org
There was so much to have a good time in 2022, however we nonetheless have far to go to ship Ethereum training to the non-English talking world. When you converse a language in addition to English, try the interpretation program and assist make ethereum.org extra accessible to everybody!
Be a part of the interpretation program
Ethereum.org is the work of hundreds of unbelievable contributors, and each contribution helps us construct an amazing 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 unbelievable 7,000 Crowdin members, and the massive milestone of 1,000 whole 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 id, and lots of extra!
We are able to’t emphasize sufficient how a lot we admire each contributor ❤️. When you’d wish 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 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 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.
Need to get entangled? Comply with alongside in Figma and be part of the dialog in our #design Discord channel.
A number of new pages 🥳
2022 was the most important 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 individuals.
There are too many pages to listing every thing right here (now greater than 300 pages on the web site!), however among the highlights embody:
- Layer 2: teaches customers why Ethereum is scaling by means of rollups and easy methods 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 provides readers step-by-step assets to start out 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.
- Vitality consumption: exhibits Ethereum’s present and historic vitality consumption and the influence The Merge had.
In 2023, we’ll proceed working with our group 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, attain 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 a problem 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 trying to get their first pockets. On our earlier discover a pockets web page, it took quite a lot of work to check the totally different options wallets supplied, making it onerous 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 person personas with really useful options.
Try our discover a pockets web page. We love suggestions; tell us your ideas on our Discord.
Study hub and be taught quizzes 🧠
There’s a fixed stream of recent 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 every thing we work on, however these two initiatives have been particularly targeted 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 knowledge out there 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, instructing 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 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 incorrect.
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! Examine 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 complete web site for content material that may require modifications after Ethereum switched to proof-of-stake.
Along with auditing and updating a whole lot of pages of present content material, we created many new pages to mirror 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 lots of extra.
For full particulars, see the three massive initiatives we labored on associated to The Merge:
Different initiatives 🏃♂️
In addition to our core product on ethereum.org, we spent quite a lot 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 verify them out!
Wanting forward 👀
With a lot achieved, the ethereum.org group has a lot to be pleased with in 2022. Thanks once more to the hundreds of contributors who bought concerned!
Like Ethereum itself, we nonetheless have an extended option to go if we need to proceed constructing probably 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 🙏