We have exciting news! All your Hatch projects have new URLs that begin with and center you! Don’t worry– all your old links still work. You will still have your old URLs with your username at the end of the website address, also known as the slug line.
With this new update, your new URLs for your Hatch websites begin with your username. This part of the webpage address is called the subdomain. If you’re unfamiliar with the anatomy of a URL. We’ve broken it down for you.
Every project you make now has two URLs. One is for browsing within the Hatch community, and one is for your links outside of Hatch.
What are the new URLs for your Hatch websites?
The new URL is for sharing outside of Hatch. Let’s say you’re using your Hatch webpage for your social media link in bio. This URL is optimal for that. Perhaps you have this website on a business card. This is also great for that. Here’s the new URL structure.
How do you get the new URLs for your Hatch websites?
There’s nothing you need to do to update your projects. You now automatically have two different URLs that take people to your Hatch project. You have the new URL for your Hatch website that’s for external sites. The subdomain and the first thing you read is your username. You also have the gallery URL with your username in the slug line.
Your gallery URL
If you’ve already published your first few projects on Hatch, then the first URL will be familiar. This is the gallery URL.
This is the website address that comes up if other Hatch creators are looking at your project via the community gallery. The community gallery is a great way to check out what else is going on in the Hatch ecosystem. You may pick up a little inspiration from how someone else. It could be how someone used a certain component, or a page within a larger project someone made. Perhaps you’ll bring that into your next project. To peep behind the curtains at someone’s Hatch website, check if they’ve allowing remixing on their project.
The community gallery: the remix feature
Get inspired by remixing projects
You may have noticed the little green button at the top right of some projects labeled:“remix this”. To jog your memory, it has a little pen icon next to it. This button means the creator of the project you’re viewing is inviting you to come play with their project. A great way to explore the inner workings of a project, remixing allows you to make a copy of the project to tinker. Think of it like being backstage and getting insight into the process behind someone’s creativity. Try going to the community gallery to find some projects to remix. If you’re someone who learns best by seeing and doing, this is a great way to tap into your creative Hatch flow.
Get help by making your project remixable
Remixing someone else’s project is an awesome way to learn. Making your own projects remixable can be really helpful if you’re stuck. It can also be a great way to collaborate with others and engage the Hatch community. Maybe you’re struggling with an obstacle and it’s keeping you from realizing your vision. Make your project remixable! You could post your work in progress in the forum and tell us more about your roadblock. Hatch team members or Hatch community members can then jump in and try tinkering with your project to help you out. The best part about the remix feature is that when someone remixes, they’re creating a new copy of the project. That way you don’t need to worry about anything altering your original copy. This allows a Hatch creator to go in and edit something and send it back to you.
Collaborate with others using the remixable feature
Finished an awesome project and want to see other people build or alter it? Remixing is a great way to start an inspiration train stemming from your work. Who knows, you could start a chain reaction! It’s a collaborative and iterative process that includes others.
You could make something and send it to someone, like a letter. You could make an exquisite corpse inspired project and see how many people can participate in this creativity exercise. There are endless possibilities that the remixable feature allows you in terms of collaboration.
To make your Hatch webpage remixable, you go into the settings of your project in the top right hand corner of the Hatch editor. There you have the power to turn remix on or off. Read more to learn more on how to work with Hatch settings.