Our website is still in the process of being redesigned, which will tremendously help with this. I have said this before in chat, but currently the main hold up is the written content of the website. The home page has been designed, but we need finished content in order for our web team to finish the rest of the pages and custom graphics.
I have not spoken of the layout before, but content on the website will be featured in a linear fashion. The home page lists Peercoin’s main features in a light and easy to understand way with accompanying visual graphics that help communicate ideas. Each main point will act as a small teaser and will include a link to more in-depth explanations featured on the next page.
After the newbie friendly home page, the next “what is peercoin?” page is where the main content is featured. It will feature a long article that explains the network from beginning to end. It starts with explaining how we have started moving away from centralized entities with distributed public ledgers. It covers what a blockchain is, their core benefits, what happens when a blockchain loses decentralization, PoW and Bitcoin’s many faults, PoS and Peercoin’s many benefits and finally a section on Peercoin’s philosophy on scaling “the backbone/base layer philosophy”.
This will basically act as the ultimate introduction to Peercoin and over the course of the article it will build a case for why Peercoin is so important. I also want to include graphic visualizations to help break up the long text and to better communicate concepts to the reader. This section is currently the main holdup. I’ve been working on it in my spare time for months now. I’ve had to stop several times in order to do more research on certain subjects, but it’s getting closer to completion. Once it is finished I’ll submit it to our team for review, editing and improvement and then I’ll submit it to the web team to build the page around it. This text can possibly be converted to video form later on.
Every page will be connected and will contain a link to continue on to the next page. The next page after this is the getting started page, which features helpful info like how to download and install the wallet, how to buy PPC and start minting or mining etc… The final page is our resources page, which is setup to expose the user to a variety of community resources and tools that may be helpful to them. For example our various forums/chats/social media accounts, Peercoin’s roadmap, 3rd party projects such as PeerAssets, our documentation website once it features enough content, the foundation, whitepaper, newsletter, logo graphics, etc…
So the website redesign is making progress, but it will still take some time to complete. It will act as the main introduction to Peercoin, so we are trying to make it as convincing and informative as possible. We are currently in a bear market, so this is the perfect time to get important work like this (and core development) done to be ready for when market sentiment changes again.