Hello.

My name is Ken Curtis and I was a professor teaching in Dubai who decided to take some time to explore Asia. I've been traveling now for over two years.

Welcome to my personal site.

little cup  Recent Blog Posting:

So here I go again. I've decided to sit down and try my hand at blogging consistently again after nearly three years off. Most of the reason I stopped was because I had to remove and reinstall the blog and lost all the images that were contained. Actually, I didn't lose them, the plugin that I used was the reason that Google blacklisted my site and said that it was trying to install malware. I honestly don't know if it's true or not but the byproduct of this is now I don't have images in my blog posts. It kind of took the wind out of my sails. :(
--Ken

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Some of my recent videos.

In addition to making video tutorials for some of my courses, 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.

 

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Bathing with Elephants

1:11 | HD

The beginning of the year I was vacationing in Nepal and got a chance to shoot this video.

Bike Ride Behind Dubai

7:38 | HD

Not very far from the glitz of Dubai is a dusty dirt road perfect for a bike ride.

Diving in Sri Lanka

6:34 | HD

Spring Break 2013 I went to Sri Lanka just to rest and do some diving.

Hiking in Oman

7:41 | HD

One of my favorite places to just go unwind is Hatta, Oman. This trip was very picturesque.

Going for an Elephant Ride

1:27 | HD

Did an elephant safari in January, 2014. It was difficult to get a steady shot, but it was still lots of fun.

Timelapse Sunset Over JBR

0:36 | HD

Sat on a jetty for about 2 hours just to make this timelapse of the Jumeriah Beach Residence.

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 16 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 14 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 17 years.

 

Interesting people and Sites.

  • Mic
  • Greg Senn
  • Greg Erf
  • Cathy
  • Julia
  • Nowse Web Design
  • Where the Hell is Matt?
  • Khatt Foundation
  • ENMU
  • WTAMU
  • Nowse-west
  • Dubai Tech Training
  • Meetech.org
  • Nowse Web Hosting