Lemback Home – how it all started. When I had my appendix surgery in January 2001, I was forced to stay at home doing nothing interesting. I had to go to school, otherwise, to learn Swedish, but the operation kept me from going out. I had lived here in Sweden then for one year and five months. One weekend, my hubby just thought of creating a website for our domain name Leimar.com which he registered in 1999 (Leimar stands for Leif-Marlene). I saw him scribbled a layout on a piece of paper while in bed. I was just looking at the paper indifferently. One day, when he began to layout the site with frontpage, and while sitting by his side in front of the computer, it seemed to me like my mind was turning topsy-turvy when he edited the HTML codes. It looked to me like a mess behind the website he was creating. Then he began explaining to me first the color code, the letters and the numbers associating with it (which until now, I couldn’t remember well. 🙂 But I thank Photoshop and Xara for doing it for me).
In that same year, we registered the Lemback.com domain without thinking what we should do with it. It was just a thought of saving it for future use. Leimar.com was actually thought for some kind of a public site where visitors could chat and send SMS. We had it running for a year or so but my hubby didn’t have enough time to update it and I was just beginning to learn. The site had been my training ground in learning the basics of HTML. When I decided to create a personal website, I thought of having it on Lemback.com. So, by using frontpage, I started creating a layout in an instant manner. When there were times when I couldn’t get the looks the way I wanted, I just asked my hubby for help in editing the HTML codes. And I started reading then the book, HTML in 24 Hours, but unfortunately, the book is in Swedish that took me a hard time understanding it. To make my story short, it took a year before my first layout was uploaded. And thinking of updating my website often, I asked my hubby to teach me how to upload files in the internet, another thing I learned then. Below is a screenshot of my first layout and had it running until 2005.