The past few decades have been a golden age for easy-to-use and no-code creative tools. With the influx of new tools, many embarked on new creative journeys. This was especially true the past few years during lockdown. How many friends started new creative hobbies? Perhaps even you started a new creative medium yourself. You’ve come to the right place. We’re going to talk about and show you how you can elevate your websites with immersive content.
If you find yourself overflowing with content that you want to share with the world, you’ve probably considered making an Instagram devoted to your craft or even a portfolio website. Maybe you have been working in your chosen medium for years. Either way, you know the importance of a digital space devoted to your craft. Whether you have tons of portrait photography, music, or paintings waiting to be shared or just a few– Hatch is a great place for your content. It’s time to share your work with the world!
Interactive website design can help your content stand out
In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, attention spans are shorter than ever. There’s so much content floating around the web. This makes going beyond the ordinary to capture and retain the interest of users crucial. Creating visually stunning and engaging websites lie in the curation and ability to house your captivating content in unique and cool web experiences.
Below are the different ways you can use content to stand out. These resources serve as the building blocks for crafting unique and memorable web experiences that resonate with audiences.
Adding photos, videos, GIFs, and audio: making your webpage cooler
Whether it’s eye-catching photos, mesmerizing videos, attention-grabbing GIFs, or all-encompassing audio, incorporating your content in surprising ways elevates the experience of engaging with your work. The impact of web design is huge! Think of your site as the gallery hosting your artwork, or the venue where your music is heard. It’s more than just a place to engage with your work. It’s the full digital experience! The more your site emulates your style, the more dynamic, interactive, and ultimately, irresistible it will be to users. Your web design endeavors require intention. Showcasing your content in an awe-inspiring way can unlock a world of creative possibilities for crafting remarkable online experiences.
This is an innovative example of using interactivity to showcase photography in new ways. They utilized the upload feature to build their own content library and then placed it in their own stylized gallery.
Elevate your websites with immersive content: using our content libraries
Imagine a website that not only informs but also captivates its visitors with visually stunning and dynamic content. By seamlessly embedding photos, videos, GIFs, and audio into your web pages, you can create an immersive environment that engages users on multiple sensory levels. We have tons of content libraries to choose from if you’re looking to add another dimension to your site. Artist looking to add audio in the background of your gallery site so people can relax while viewing your work? Maybe you’re a musician who wants cool GIFs doing fun things on your buttons in your link-in-bio. With our interactive site builder, you can easily incorporate all types of content, enhancing user interaction and elevating the overall user experience.
Curated kits of content: tailoring your website to perfection
Designing a portfolio website, an e-commerce platform, or a landing page has never been easier. Our platform offers curated kits of content that align with various industries and design aesthetics. Whether you’re seeking a library of buttons or the basic tools for a links page, these kits provide a plethora of pre-designed templates, images, videos, and interactive elements, ensuring your website reflects your unique vision.
Once you’ve added your content, there’s so much more fun to be had! With a wide range of effects at your fingertips, you can personalize every aspect of your page design without writing a single line of code.
Prepackaged interactive elements: bringing your site experiences to life
To make your site experiences truly pop, our platform offers an extensive library of prepackaged interactive elements. These elements, ranging from micro-interactions to advanced user engagement features, empower you to create seamless user experiences. By leveraging the power of these interactive elements, you can transform your website from a static display to an interactive masterpiece that sparks curiosity and keeps visitors coming back for more. This is truly the fastest and most fun way to elevate your websites with immersive content.
Inspired? Let’s get started with the step-by-step guide to navigating the content panel below. If videos are more your speed– check out the content panel tour here.
How to navigate the content panel
The step-by-step guide to elevate your websites with immersive content
Check out the video tutorial, or follow along to learn how to navigate the content panel!
Once we’ve opened the Hatch editor on desktop, we will see a panel on the left open up. The panel on the left is called the content panel. Inside this panel, there are libraries of content including photos, gifs, vectors, videos, and audio. This is also where you can upload your own content.
1. On the top of the content panel, we can find kits.
2. Kits are filled with curated content that make our creative process smoother.
3. This is an example of a kit. The getting started kit has easy-to-use features like buttons, basic animation, cool shape cutouts, and more.
Elements are prepackaged content that make your pages interactive and fun to play with.
Effects also exist under the content panel. These help make our content interactive. This is where the list of effects we can use exist. We can add them to an asset that’s selected via the content panel here. In order to change the properties of these effects, we need to go to the inspector.
1. Click “uploads” to begin uploading your own content.
TIP: On Hatch, you can upload more than just a photo. Try uploading a video, GIF, or audio file. Just make sure your file is under 30 MB.
2. Click “upload”.
3. Want to add the upload to our Hatch project? Under our library of uploads, simply click the asset to add it to our project. We can also drag and drop it to adjust its placement on our page.