Almost exactly two years ago we published our first translation; a step into the unknown, a risk perhaps, but something we felt sure our community would be enthusiastic about. Fast forward to today and we’ve published over 2,000 translations, ranging across 41 different languages, submitted by almost 600 dedicated volunteers. These posts see around a quarter of a million monthly pageviews and are helping us build upon our strong global community.
2,000 is a very significant milestone–thank you, community members. You rock! I should also thank translation platform Native, without which we’d still be wrestling with text files and email.
So which translations and which languages have fared best on Envato Tuts+ Web Design over the last two years?
Most Active Language: Español
Right from the start we knew that our Spanish translations would do well; the Hispanic community across Envato has always been large, and as one of the most widely spoken languages in the world it’s no surprise that Spanish has been supremely active at Envato Tuts+. To date, we have around 150 web design tutorials in Spanish, and 10 of the 25 most visited web design translations are Spanish.
Here are the top three:
- Creando un sencillo email HTML responsive
Pon al día tus formularios con validación de CSS3 y HTML5
- Como integrar “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA” en tu website
Most Widely Translated Tutorial: The Holy Grail of CSS Centering
Cory’s tutorial really seemed to capture the globe’s imagination! With translations in 18 different languages this one has reached far and wide.
Interestingly, the Korean version 최고의 CSS 중앙정렬 기법 is its most visited incarnation, seeing almost as much traffic as the English original!
Most Productive Translator: Henri Lotin
Henri has published 54 translations across the network, giving each one a boost by promoting it on his blog. His translations have given our tutorials a real presence in France, but most significantly (in my opinion) across French speaking nations in Africa.
Here are the top three most productive translators for this topic:
We’ve built a great foundation for a truly global educational platform. Thanks to this solid start we’re reaching more people than ever, helping them learn and understand creative subjects.
We’d like to continue this growth, especially in less prominent languages. If you can help, please volunteer by clicking the Translate this post button in the sidebar of a tutorial which interests you! Read more about what this entails by going to Translate for Envato Tuts+.
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If you’d specifically like to hear about our progress in China, talk to Kendra; our feet on the ground in Beijing. Kendra is working to build our community in China, talking with translators and instructors, and managing Chinese social media. Get in touch via Twitter @kendraschaefer, or through WeChat at kendrakai.
Check out How do you say Envato in Chinese? to get a taste of what Kendra’s doing.
Älä unohda! (“Don’t Forget”, in Finnish)
Don’t forget: the translation project belongs to you! Let us know if you have any ideas, criticism, or suggestions to improve what we’re doing!