ethereumclassic.org currently averages 300k views per month, however the information on it is woefully outdated, and its design is not up to par with other blockchain websites. This is largely a consequence of the abrupt and ad hoc nature that caused ETC’s existence.
The website serves as little more than a portal to ETC-related resources. There’s also a blog with a rather antiquated appearance, and a history of ETC that is entirely outdated and very DAO-heavy. While our origins are important it’s really not the end-all, be-all of relevant ETC information.
The ethereumclassic.org website needs to be completely redesigned with many of the existing materials migrated over. Not wanting to destroy an history, the original website itself will always be preserved on GitHub and we can likely point a subdomain at it.
The new website will be broken down into several sections and designed to welcome people of varying familiarity with ETC.
For current ETC users we’ll have much more information so that ETC’s development progress can be easily seen, wallets can be easily downloaded, documentation and FAQs are readily available, and a blog with multiple contributors can keep everyone updated on ETC news.
For the newcomers it will familiarize them to ETC’s capabilities and philosophy. Think less emphasis on The DAO and more emphasis on how we are still conducting ourselves in a highly open and decentralized manner.
Text/Copy for the website is here. Please review/edit if you can.
Understanding Blockchain / ETC
Understanding blockchain: Blockchain in general.
Why ETC: ETC’s value proposition/mission statement. ETC vs. other blockchains. Accompany with a short explainer video if possible.
Getting started/New user onboarding: How to use ETC/basics.
We need a section for each dev team (currently 3).
Ideally these can be displayed side-by-side (if not too cluttered) and each dev team would have the ability to edit their own section (and no others). Alternatively separated by tabs.
Should have progress bars to be easily understandable at a glance.
Structure should be Title & Progress bar with expandable details.
The luxcore approach to this is particularly nice: https://luxcore.io/roadmap
Various social media links (reddit, telegram, discord, forums, etc.)
Wallet downloads (Emerald Wallet) / links to web wallets (CEW)
Likely integrating medium.com as many ETC bloggers are familiar with it. Also popular among tech users and gets our posts more exposure.
We’re very popular internationally, we’ll need to keep as much content as possible accessible to non-English speakers.
How you can get involved
Pick something above and comment how you want to be involved below. We can definitely use writers for the blog, FAQ/Guide contributions, and explainers for newcomers.
We’ll also need community members to review translations, the website is very popular across many countries, namely: Russia, US, Ukraine, China, South Korea, UK, India, Turkey. Russia/US are our top priority for the time being.
The community needs to be involved in the creation of the site.
The website design and hosting itself will be funded by the ETC Cooperative (etccooperative.org).