About the Ship
Meet the Skipper
Website Design and Hosting
Seawanhaka.com was built as a way to keep in contact with people at home and to share our adventures with the world. Seawanhaka.com has been an awesome way to keep in touch with our landlubber friends and family! It also is a great way to share photos, stories and events that have happened to us along the way.
This site was built using mostly html, or hypertext markup language – the most basic programming language used on the World Wide Web. I created this site on the SEAWANHAKA's onboard laptop computer, using 2 programs – Notepad and Photo Editor. After the site was built, I bought a web hosting service and transferred the website files from our computer to the web host’s server where it could be viewed by anyone with an Internet connection.
As our sailing journey progressed, we updated the site in two ways:
Seawanhaka.com has been a huge hit with family and friends, both new and old. It has also been a very fun way to keep a journal and a photo album of our travels!
Creating a website can be as simple or as complex as you would like it to be. Some people are happy with a one-page website they created in as little as 10 minutes; meanwhile, some companies maintain full time staffs just to maintain their websites. With Seawanhaka.com, I tried to keep it simple enough that anyone could view it on their computer but without skimping on the content. I also continually update the site, adding new photos and updates so that people keep checking back.
To create your own website, you will need the following:
If you read the “how to start your own website” section and wondered if I was speaking in a foreign language then don’t worry, this section is for you!! As with most cruisers I've met, I’m looking for a way to make enough money to keep sailing along and at the same time offer a useful service to my fellow cruisers. I also love reading about other people’s sailing adventures and putting them into a webpage so they can share them with friends and family on land or other cruisers.
I would love to get your cruising website up and running! And, I can help teach you how to make updates yourself or you can email me photos and stories to post to your website along the way. There’s a huge range of options available from very simple (and a very reasonable price) to more complex (especially great if you have some kind of marine business you would like to feature on your site).
Please email SEAWANHAKA Marine Services at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can work together to create your own cruising website to be proud of! I look forward to hearing from you!