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+ Code 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 180 Tuts+ Code tutorials in Spanish, and 5 of the 10 most visited code translations are Spanish.
Here are the top three:
- Comenzando con Android Studio
Los 30 selectores CSS que debes memorizar
Creando una aplicación web desde cero usando AngularJS y Firebase
Most Widely Translated Tutorial: The 30 CSS Selectors You Must Memorize
This is one of those posts which just keeps going. The English original is hugely popular, and with translations in 8 different languages it continues to grow across the world.
But funnily enough, its Spanish translation doesn’t get the most footfall. That medal goes to its Russian version 30 CSS селекторов, которые вы должны запомнить and then its French version Les 30 Sélecteurs CSS à Absolument Connaître in a close second.
Most Productive Translator: Erick Patrick
Erick still holds the record for Envato Tuts+ Code, and with 135 Portuguese translations in total he’s our second most productive translation volunteer ever. His work early on in the project gave it a real boost.
He’s not alone at the top of the table though; 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.
Ne felejtsd el! (“Don’t Forget”, in Hungarian)
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