The first haiga e-zine in history, Haigaonline ('HAIGAOnline: A Journal of Poetry and Painting' as it was then called) was founded by Jeanne Emrich. The first issue was published in May 1998 and so (although our numbering of issues begins with the editorship of an'ya in 2002).

Haigaonline's web pages are made using Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash and Photoshop for Mac OSX. The image pages are created through JALbum. In this issue, the foliage patterns for the flash banner on the index page and the background wallpapers were created with a custom vector shape by Obsidian Dawn ( The Cicada sound effects on the index page are courtesy of the Freesound Project.