This site is designed for students and teachers of Japanese language, but is covered more to geared toward to those who have similar interest. It is a collection of links. Not much my originality.
The most of the site is written in English (sorry for speakers of other languages. But I still receive a lot of visitors from non-English speaking countries.) and some links are in Japanese.
Even the idea hit me, my solid Humanities background didn't provide me with actual skills. I was surfing the Web for only 3-4 months then and surfing with Netscape 1 (yes, one). However one day, when I was fumbling with the browser, suddenly my Bookmarks showed up as a Web page. So I grabbed the computer guy at the US-Japan Center (Jesse Casman to be exact) and asked him if I can publish a page like that. He said, "That's a good start." He told me to arrange my local Bookmarks in the order I want. And he said he would help me with that. This site was born. In fact, why this site is called "Keiko Schneider's Bookmarks" is exactly because of this routine. If you go to your bookmarks file and save it, it will give you a title like that.
With limited surfing experience, I noticed sometimes they have cute "new" shows up in some site next to links. I asked Jesse how I would do it. Here he didn't tell me anything about adding graphics, but told me how to change the color of font (to red) so that it stands out. There must have been an update in fall break and winter break that year. Back then, there weren't many listservs so mainly my students and I were the only ones using the site. However the site started to grow. Now I noticed that in some sites, when you click on a link, it will take you to a section of the page. I grabbed the new guy (Sarang Gupta to be exact) and asked how I do that.
That is how I learned html. By grabbing and bugging the IT guys. In summer of 1997, I took "Creating a Web page" class at the UNM Continuing Education. I must have done spring break, summer break, fall break updates that year. With help of newly made listservs, my site started to become popular. I think around this time I was surfing with to Netscape 2. (yes, TWO)
In 1998, when US-Japan Center got out of UNM system, by accident, my computer along with all my data was taken. I remember I took my Bookmarks file with tears to do update for New Year's edition. Spring break, probably summer break twice, fall break updates that year.
By then I was managing Japan America Society of New Mexico site and CASLS site among other smaller sites. I took more classes and received Internet and Web Design certificate from UNM Continuing Education. 1999 brought a big change in my life. UNM lost funding from US-Japan Center, but my husband and I didn't want to move. So I established Saboten Web Design. Then the site was relocated to current InterWaves server. 1999 had spring break, June, August and October updates. Now this site resides in my own domain. http://www.sabotenweb.com
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