Monday, April 15, 2024

Trying again: 2022 on ethereum.org


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 hundreds of unimaginable contributors serving to us alongside the best way.

Let’s dive into our highlights of 2022:

Translation program 🌎

Bringing instructional Ethereum content material to as many languages as attainable is vital to our group’s imaginative and prescient for ethereum.org. Our unimaginable group of contributors has come a great distance since we grew to become a multilingual web site 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 aside from English (double 2021’s excessive)

Assist us translate ethereum.org

There was quite a bit to have fun in 2022, however we nonetheless have far to go to ship Ethereum training to the non-English talking world. In the event you communicate a language moreover English, take a look at the interpretation program and assist make ethereum.org extra accessible to everybody!

Be part of the interpretation program


Ethereum.org is the work of hundreds of unimaginable contributors, and each contribution helps us construct an ideal 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 large 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 every contributor ❤️. In the event you’d prefer to contribute and assist us construct ethereum.org in 2023, take a look at our Q1 roadmap.

Open design system 📐

Since Could of 2022, we’ve been engaged 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 assist the brand new design system.

One of many overarching targets behind making a design system is to provide designers a approach 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.

Wish to become involved? Observe alongside in Figma and be part of the dialog in our #design Discord channel.

A lot of new pages 🥳

2022 was the largest yr but for brand spanking 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 folks.

There are too many pages to checklist every part 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 way of rollups and the right way to onboard to layer 2.
  • Run a node: highlights the worth of operating a node (each to folks operating their very own node and to Ethereum usually) and provides readers step-by-step sources 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 ideas of Web3, its philosophy, and present limitations.
  • Power consumption: reveals Ethereum’s present and historic power consumption and the affect The Merge had.

In 2023, we’ll proceed working with our group and subject-matter consultants inside the Ethereum ecosystem to fill our gaps and ship high-value content material to our readers. In the event you’d like to assist, attain out to us on Discord.

You’ll be able to see what we’re engaged on subsequent in our quarterly roadmap, or you possibly can create a problem if there may be content material you’d prefer to see added to ethereum.org.

Discover pockets revamp 👛

One other big 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 lots of work to match the totally different options wallets supplied, making it laborious for customers to determine which pockets finest 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 really helpful options.

Take a look at our discover a pockets web page. We love suggestions; tell us your ideas on our Discord.

Study hub and study quizzes 🧠

There’s a fixed stream of recent customers making an attempt to study 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 part we work on, however these two initiatives have been particularly centered on this subset of our customers.

Study hub

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 obtainable 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 way of getting began on Ethereum with their first pockets, instructing them how the Ethereum protocol works, and the way they will become involved within the ecosystem.

Studying quizzes

In addition to offering a structured studying path with the Study 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 flawed.

We presently 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 making ready The Merge, we audited all the web site for content material that might require adjustments 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 replicate the adjustments that have been made like: proof-of-stake regularly 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 tasks 🏃‍♂️

In addition to our core product on ethereum.org, we spent lots 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 examine 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 hundreds of contributors who received concerned!

Like Ethereum itself, we nonetheless have a protracted approach to go if we wish 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 prefer to become involved 🙏

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