A single page website displays all of your content on one scrolling page. This format focuses on readability and it’s an ideal choice to share a key pieces of information. The streamlined approach of one-page websites has made it a very popular pick for all kinds of brands, artists, and businesses. Let’s explore the benefits of a one-page website.
On a classic website, your visitors’ experience will largely depend on the quality of your web design. To be competitive, the design should be well tailored to your users’ needs. This can be difficult (and costly) to pull off in practice. And if the design isn’t great, visitors may end up leaving without the information they need. Or be fatigued by information overload.
A simple one-page approach to a web presence requires fewer resources, in terms of time and effort. Visitors won’t have to browse around to find the right page, since they can access everything by scrolling down. In that sense, a one-page site is similar to a link-in-bio page or microsite.
Before implementing a one-page site, make sure your content is fit for the format. The site should have a clear goal for the user and not require a multi-page experience. One-page websites are ideal for featuring short-form content such as a landing page or event-related site. The content of a one-page site is meant to be quickly consumed by your audience.
Why should I make a single page website?
- Order your content however you want. Place the most vital information at the very top, then work your way down the page.
- Great compatibility options. One-page sites usually offer a wide range of compatibility across desktop and mobile devices.
- Fast-loading pages and better site performance. This will ensure your visitors have a quick and accessible experience.
- Get better targeting. Focusing on a specific product, service, or event means better insights into your audience and your market.
Perhaps most important of all, a one page website is very easy to set up! That is, provided you pick the right service. Then again, most streamlined site generators offer rather little in terms of site design and customization.
It can be hard to find a service that gives you a wide range of tools to work with, while also remaining accessible. This is why we think Hatch is the ideal option for most entrepreneurs.
If you fire up the Hatch Editor, you’ll soon find it’s very user-friendly. You won’t need any previous design or coding knowledge to create your ideal one-page site. You’ll get access to all kinds of tools, which let you decide what information goes where, and how it is presented.
Add a slideshow to a one-page website
Slideshows are a key feature for one-page sites because they hold more content than the space they use. Often a single page site is image-heavy, so it’s important to make the most of the site space. Let’s learn how to create a slideshow on Hatch that cycles between the images you want to feature.
- Click on the elements tab in the left-hand bar.
- Pick “slideshow” from the options that pop up.
- Press the button at the top to upload your images
- Click on the first image you want for your slideshow, and the object will be created on the page.
- Select the object and press the ‘images’ button at the top.
- Pick the remaining images you want on the slideshow.
- Customize your slideshow through the right-hand ‘Adjust’ bar.
To check if your slideshow is working properly, click on the ‘preview’ button on the top of the page. This lets you check out the finished version of the page, without having to open up a separate browser tab.
What other features can I add to my one-page website?
We’ve shared some basics, but there’s lot more you can do with Hatch. Add cool interactive effects, design elements, media, or functionality like physics with drag-and-drop components native to Hatch.
Check out what our other Hatch users have come up with in our community gallery. You’ll find some extremely creative one-page websites all made entirely within Hatch.
If you like what you see, here’s a tip: some project pages have a “remix this” button at the top right of the screen. Click that remix button and Hatch will produce an exact copy of the project in the Editor, so you can find out how it works and modify it as you like. We can’t wait to see what you make!