My name is Ken Curtis and I am a freelance designer, world traveler, and former/aspiring visual communication professor.

If you're here to evaluate me as a designer or prospective client, welcome. This site, although effective for demonstration purposes on my views of design was my first site I created for a responsive design. Even though it does work, there are some issues with it. I welcome you to take some time at my newest site, kennethcurtis.com.

Welcome to my personal site.

little cup Recent Blog Posting:

May 14, 2019

Jelly Side Down

It’s been a while since I updated this blog. It hasn’t been like I’m not working on the web or not writing, because I have. I’ve started another site at kennethcurtis.com where I’m spending the majority of my time working. I’ve written about three or four crappy posts there in the last week. I’m not trying to be funny or self deprecating; the truth is that they are written poorly. There’s a reason for it and it comes from the need to change my writing style. This style, like the one I’m writing in this blog is what I tend to call freestyle. It’s what I consider to be the type of writing that I think I’m good at. I get the name because I don’t have to research anything, I just sit down in front of the computer and start writing. The other style, the one at kennethcurtis.com is supposed to be a more thoughtful and informative similar to…
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Some of my recent videos.

I have recently started making videos chronicling parts of my life. Some of these videos focus on traveling and the experiences that I have been fortunate enough to have had. Others are a way to remind me what life was like...back then. :) I've included some of the more recent and will continue to as I make more. The last few months I've done about 10 videos but have only added six to this site so visit my youtube channel to see them and all the others.

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Five Days in Nepal

7:15 | HD

A few years ago I spent some time in Nepal. If you've seen my Varanasi video, I left for Nepal shortly after being there. Anyway, I had a great time in Nepal.

Mangroves and Monkeys, Thailand

7:38 | HD

Although the monkeys weren't tame, they were really used to being around humans. It made for an interesting time.

The Sands of Liwa

6:04 | HD

Liwa is part of a very large desert that spans the border between the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Sun Bears and Orangutans, Borneo

3:49 | HD

In this video I spent some time in two animal sanctuaries in Borneo, specifically in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.

Beautiful & Mystical Varanasi, India

6:07 | HD

I really think there is something very special about this city. I've read some things like it's the oldest city ever...

Six Days in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

7:51 | HD

During my week there I spent time doing what most people do, playing in the water, laying on the beach, and just kinda hanging out.

It's a Great Life.

I feel fortunate to have experienced all that I have. I’ve seen and experienced things, that as a child, would never haved dreamed that I would see. Besides, I’m healthy, have a good career, and I’ve been able to travel the world.

It really is a great life.

Current Research.

I have been working with web related technology since about 1997. First diving into HTML4 for simple pages. Later as the need arose I would look at other languages or technologies to subsidize the HTML. After HTML I worked with CSS and then tried my hand at the old standby server-side language, PERL. That lasted a couple of years until I heard of a new language, php and MySQL.

 

HTML5

For the last 18 years I have been programming basic sites using HTML4.01, but in the last year I made the conscious decision to move over to HTML5. I am the first to say that I've still got a lot to learn. Experience Novice.

CSS3

I've been working with CSS2 and CSS3 for about 17 years. Experience level, advanced.

Bootstrap

Bootstrap is a responsive HTML5 frontend framework that expedites the creation of responsive layouts. This site is the second site that I've utilized Bootstrap. Experience Novice

Love me some web.

Sometimes I wonder why I initially got into web design. Unlike other forms of art such as painting or sculpture, web design has not finished growing and maturing. It seems nearly every year another language is introduced or a design method has moved to the forefront and must be studied and utilized to maintain an edge in web. Having said that, and knowing that for at least the foreseeable future, I will continue to struggle to keep up, it's what I enjoy doing, and I've enjoyed doing it for over 20 years.

 

Interesting people and Sites.

  • Mic
  • Greg Senn
  • Cathy
  • Julia
  • Where the Hell is Matt?
  • Khatt Foundation
  • ENMU
  • WTAMU
  • Nowse-west
  • Nowse Web Hosting
  • Living My Dream
    by Kenneth Curtis

    "Living My Dream" chronicles my first ever backpacking adventure around the world. Through of a series of blog posts I try my best to describe exactly what I'm experiencing. The book includes all the mistakes I made, the fun and the adventures I had, as well as the great people that I met along my way. It was my first ever travel adventure I had, and is to this date, the most epic. Visitors to my site will be able to download the ePub or interactive PDF for free.

    Download ePub (985MB)Download Interactive PDF (825MB)