Szkandelous.com was started as a way to convey my experiences
studying abroad in Tokyo to my friends in the United States. Since then
I’ve moved back the US, received my degree in Japanese language
and literature, and have begun searching for a job. Since my old reason is no longer valid, this site is now about
the many ways Japanese and American culture meet.
As of March 2003, this site sports an online diary focusing
on the ups, downs, and myriad strange places in between of living an international
lifestyle, live and recorded music reviews, film reviews and game reviews
emphasizing the obscure and international. Sooner or later there should
be online samples of music and possibly online games.
All humor on this site works under the assumption that
you aren't taking what I'm saying too seriously and also realize that
I'm really fond of Japanese culture, so I'm not doing this just to say
how dumb Japan is. Most of the photos, most of the write and all of the
errors are copyright D. Szkoropad 2001-2003.
The site was designed primarily with Photoshop, BBEdit
and Dreamweaver. The massive redesign was made possible through a harmony
of editing templates with BBEdit and applying them through Dreamweaver.
The site is optimized to work with any browser and supports “elegant
degradability”: it looks wonderful with graphics turned off and
is only marginally less attractive to browsers with incomplete Cascading
Style Sheet support such as iCab (despite this fact the site still makes
iCab smile!). Everything on this site is fully HTML 4.01 and CSS 2.0 compliant