Publishing your first project to the community gallery? Posting your first project to the Hatch forum? Welcome to Hatch’s creator community!
You may be familiar with Hatch as a web building tool, but did you know Hatch is also an online makerspace where you can connect with other creators? Hatch’s creator community is very important to all of us here at Hatch. We love seeing your awesome projects and get even more excited when Hatch creators, like yourself, inspire each other!
After all, the only thing better than creating awesome and unique projects is sharing your creations with others!
We made sure to build Hatch with our community of creators in mind so that you can share your projects and also see other creators’ projects. This is an inspiring space where we hope your creations bring you and others joy.
How to navigate the Hatch homepage
Below is the step-by-step guide to navigating your Hatch homepage for your account. Watch the video tour here.
1. Click “my hatch” in the top navigation bar to begin our Hatch homepage tour!
2. To access all your Hatch projects, click “my projects”.
3. My projects is where all your Hatch projects live. Whether you create websites, even pages, landing pages, galleries, games, interactive narratives, or fun experiments– you’ll find them all here. This is a private page connected to only your account.
4. For public project–want to see what everybody else sees when they view your community profile? Click “my community profile” to check it out.
TIP: You can share your profile with anyone. Just send them: hatch.one/@yourusername
Another way you can access your community profile is by clicking the user icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Inspiration: Hatch’s creator community
1. Need some inspiration for your next project? Perhaps, you already know what you want to make but you want to see what else is out there. Tap “inspiration” to find out what’s happening in Hatch’s creator community.
2. Click the community gallery to see what other Hatch creators are up to!
3. We have a few tags, but personal-pages is a place where some great portfolio webpages and link-in-bios exist.
4. If you’re an artist, photographer, content creator, illustrator, or any other creator that’s looking to make a portfolio style page– there’s so much inspiration here. Other categories include comedic content, games, and art. Check out any of those links for projects you can remix yourself.
5. Community projects weren’t what you were looking for? Let’s go back to the “inspiration” tab. There we will also find the blog and templates page.
6. Maybe you’re looking to read step-by-step guides like the one you’re reading now! Or maybe you’re looking for articles about what kinds of projects you could make, or you simply want to learn more about creative expression on Hatch. Click “blog” to see settle your curiosity!
TIP: If you’re someone who learns better with videos than written word, each tutorial article has a corresponding video tutorial for you to watch. These are desktop tutorials, but if you’re looking for a mobile tutorial– check out our Instagram.
7. If you think you know exactly what you’re looking for, but want it to look fantastic and to get started with some awesome beginner projects– check out “templates“. We’re always adding fresh designs.
1. Need help? We’ve got you covered in so many formats that we’re sure you’ll find the answers you’re looking for.
2. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them on our forums. It’s a great space to also get connected with our budding Hatch community. There are also tutorials and resources there for you to access.
3. In the forum, we post announcements, tutorials, reference guides, and answer your questions! The forum is also a great place for you to share your Hatch projects. Perhaps you’re looking to promote a finished project, or you want to show everyone your work in progress. Don’t be shy! We love seeing the magic you create on this platform.
4. Remember those tutorials we mentioned earlier in our blog? Click tutorials to go straight to a library filled with them. You’ll find basic tutorials as well as advanced tutorials on how to use the Hatch editor to create unique and awesome web designs and projects.
5. Watch your tutorials, read the step-by-step guides, or try out example projects that help you get started and master whatever you’re learning. Some of you learn better by doing! For the example projects, just go to the article tutorials at the bottom of the page. There, you can follow along with the step-by-step or video tutorial and do it yourself.
6. Click “FAQs” to read up on our frequently asked questions and click “customer support” for– you guessed it–customer support.
BONUS: Click “settings” to check out some of our more advanced features.