From the explosion of scaling and layer 2 ecosystems to the first Devcon in three years and The Merge, it’s been an exciting year for Ethereum and ethereum.org. We’ve shipped tons of influencer features and content, with thousands of amazing contributors helping us along the way.
Let’s dive into the highlights of 2022:
Translation program 🌎
Bringing Ethereum educational content into as many languages as possible is crucial Our team’s vision for ethereum.org. Our amazing community of contributors has come a long way since then We have become a multilingual site In 2019, and in 2022, we were thrilled to see continued growth in the number of people contributing to our translation program and increased readership in languages other than English.
2022 in numbers
- 3 thousand new translators joined
- 4.6 million words translated
- 28% of visits are in languages other than English (highest in 2021)
Help us translate ethereum.org
There was a lot to celebrate in 2022, but we still have a lot to go to bring Ethereum education to the non-English speaking world. If you speak another language besides English, check out our translation software and help make ethereum.org accessible to everyone!
Join the translation program
Ethereum.org is the work of thousands of amazing contributors, and each contribution helps us build an amazing resource for the community. As with the translation program, ethereum.org has seen excellent participation in many other community initiatives. In 2022 we hit 37,000 Discord members, an amazing 7,000 Crowdin members, and a huge milestone is Total of 1,000 contributors on GitHub!
Specifically, between us put up workbench And Migrate the UI libraryWe’ve had over 50 code contributors 🤯!
For content, we’ve also had dozens of contributors help us write new pages for ethereum.org. These pages are included on blockchain bridgesAnd DeSciAnd decentralized identityand much more!
We can’t stress enough how much we appreciate each and every contributor ❤️. If you would like to contribute and help us build ethereum.org in 2023, Check out our Q1 roadmap.
Open design system 📐
Since May 2022, we have been working on creating the ethereum.org architecture system. It took a lot of work to get the design into place, and we’re excited to share it. In the first quarter of 2023, we will begin implementing code to support the new design system.
One of the overarching goals behind creating a design ecosystem is to give designers a way to contribute to the open source Ethereum community. In 2023, we will continue to work with the community to open our design processes to the community.
Want to participate? Follow along in Figma And join the conversation on our site #design Discord channel.
Lots of new pages 🥳
2022 was the biggest year yet for new content on ethereum.org. We’ve addressed many of our content gaps and delivered informative and well-received pages that have been read by over a million people.
Too many pages to list it all here (now over 300 on the website!), but some of the highlights include:
- Layer 2: teaches users why Ethereum is scaling through Rollups and how to join Layer 2.
- Run a node: Highlights the value of running a node (both for people running their own node and for Ethereum in general) and gives readers step-by-step resources for getting started with their own nodes.
- Staking Center: Demystifies the staking process and the main benefits of different staking approaches.
- Introduction to Web3: Explains Web3 principles, philosophy, and current limitations.
- Energy consumption: Shows the current and historical energy consumption of Ethereum and the impact of the merger.
In 2023, we will continue to work with our community and subject matter experts within the Ethereum ecosystem to fill our gaps and deliver high value content to our readers. If you would like to help, Connect with us on Discord.
You can see what we’re working on next Quarterly Roadmapor you can create a problem If there is content you want to add to ethereum.org.
Looking for a wallet replenishment 👛
The other big achievement in 2022 was the renewal of the content of our portfolios. A large portion of the traffic to ethereum.org comes from users looking to get their first wallet. On the previous wallet search page, it took a lot of work to compare wallets with different features on offer, making it difficult for users to select the wallet that best fits their needs.
After many design iterations, we’ve come to create an e-commerce-like experience – allowing users to filter portfolios by specific features, compare features between portfolios, and select user personas with recommended features.
Check out the Find Portfolio page. We love feedback. Let us know your thoughts Unlike us.
Learn the pivot and learn the tests 🧠
There is a steady stream of new users trying to learn about Ethereum. In 2022, we’ve spent a lot of time focused on creating a better experience for these users. Creating easy-to-understand content is a core principle of everything we work on, but these two initiatives have been specifically focused on this subset of our users.
Learn the hub
We have created Learning Center Because users needed help finding a starting point to learn about Ethereum without getting overwhelmed by the amount of information available and the outages of the various pages on our site. The Learn Hub is a how-to path for users, starting with the basics of what cryptocurrencies are, guiding them through getting started with Ethereum with their first wallet, teaching them how the Ethereum protocol works, and how they can participate in the ecosystem.
In addition to providing a structured learning path with the Learn Hub, we wanted to make learning about Ethereum more fun for users, improve their retention, and streamline the process. To do this, we have created educational quizzes. Each quiz contains several questions, with several possible answers with explanations after submitting an answer to help educate users when they may have questions wrong.
We currently have eight page tutorials and plan to expand it with more functions and pages in 2023. It’s loads of fun! Check them out:
Undoubtedly, the biggest Ethereum event of 2022 was merge. As part of setting up The Merge, we audited the entire website for content that might require changes after Ethereum switched to proof of stake.
In addition to proofreading and updating hundreds of pages of existing content, we have created several new pages to reflect the changes made such as: Frequently asked questions about proof of stakeAnd Proof of stake vs proof of workAnd How are blocks produced on Proof of Stake?and much more.
For full details, see the three big initiatives we’ve worked on related to The Merge:
Other projects 🏃♂️
In addition to our core product on ethereum.org, we’ve spent a lot of time helping with other projects that are essential to the success of Ethereum. We won’t highlight each of them in depth, but you must check them out!
Looking ahead 👀
With so much to achieve, the ethereum.org The community has a lot to be proud of in 2022. Thanks again to the thousands of contributors who participated!
Like Ethereum itself, we still have a long way to go if we want to continue building the most complete and comprehensive resource for Ethereum on the Internet.
So we need your help! We just launched Our Product Roadmap Q1. Check it out, and let us know how you’d like to get involved 🙏