The website is almost done.
When I set out to build this project I had two main goals. The first was that I did not want to present the same jargon-filled explanation of NFTs that we see all over the space. And the second, was that I did not want to present the information in the same long-form essay format we also see everywhere. I am proud to report in this update that both goals have been accomplished.
Regarding the first… when I first started this project many aspects of the Wassies project were not yet in existence. The most significant of these being the 100 CC0 Wassies that are in the public domain. In my experience onboarding noobs to the Wassies, these 100 Wassies are THE talking point. On the website I start by explaining the 100 CC0, then explaining the Grants program, and then explaining how 9000 NFTs were sold to fund the grants program and the overall project. I then conclude by detailing the role that Ethereum plays in NFTs and why it is essential.
The second goal revolved around website style and presentation. With this content being education driven, I wanted the presentation to be something that takes people out of their normal quick skim-reading mode of navigating the internet. I want readers to have a distraction free experience where they can really absorb and take in the information they are reading. To accomplish this, I have built a website using a 3D-flip book style. Readers will click to turn pages in order to navigate the website, and I could not be happier with the results. Below are two screenshots that show what the final website will look like.
Lastly, a really exciting change between now and when I started working on LearnByWassies, is the overall development of all things Wassie-related. Originally much of what I wrote was speculative or detailing grant projects that were still early on in their progress. But with time, the hypothetical has switched to existence. We now have a robust set of grant projects deep in development, we have a revamped grants program that puts the community more involved in the process, and we have a filled lineup of weekly events for the community to participate in. As more and more gets built within the Wassies project, it becomes easier to write and explain what is happening here.
The next update will be the official launch of the website. Looking forward to showing it off to the community. In the meantime enjoy the sneak-peek below.