Getting in The Zone

The Lost Sailors website is divided into a Public Zone and a Fan Zone. Each Zone is split into half a dozen Sections, which in turn hold the pages.

Getting around the site is simple. The Sections of the Zone you're in are at the top of the page, under the big name logo. For each Section, the individual Pages are listed on the left-hand sidebar.

You can get back to the Public main page by clicking the upper-left corner Rose logo from anywhere on the site.

The Fan Zone — "Ship of Fools"

The Public Zone (where you are now) has the basic band-related stuff — info on the shows, history of the band and the members, chatter about the music, how to book the band.

The Fan Zone has the more in-depth and special stuff, especially for our fans -- more details, more music, more pictures -- cool, in-depth, personal, candid things that we don't want getting indexed by Google, if you catch our drift. It's all free, but there's a little gateway to enter it, to keep the web crawlers out.

How It Happened

This is the second Lost Sailors website. The first existed from 1996 until 2004.

Lost Sailors' webmaster (that would be Roy) created this new site entirely by hand, using simple text editors and graphic tools on a home network of Linux and Windows computers. The main web server is at Lightlink Internet in Ithaca, NY. Thanks to Homer for his wonderful support and service.

Most of what you see here was created specifically for the Lost Sailors site. Mary Ott created the original Lost Sailors circle logo which formed the basis for all the other logos. A few of the graphic images were lifted from the web -- many thanks to the anonymous artists who put their content out for others to learn from, and I hope what's here can help you in return.

The photos were taken by Taz, Roy, and a few fans, notably Steph and Mike. They are copyright by the respective photographers.

The site is written in compliance with the Valid HTML! World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Standards for browser portability. The site renders properly with all the major browsers (Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Netscape, and Opera) on the major operating system platforms (Windows, Linux, and Macintosh). It does look best at 1024x768 or higher, and at least 24-bit color (millions). JavaScript should be enabled to make the 2-color links change color on mouse flyovers.

If you have a computer that doesn't render it well, I'd like to hear about it, so write to me:

    roy (at) lostsailors (dot) com