Curtiss Grymala, the founder of Ten-321 Enterprises, is the University Webmaster at the University of Mary Washington. Prior to starting that position in November 2010, he worked as the Webmaster at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Va. for nearly four years. He has consulted with various divisions and organizations at the University of Michigan, University of Virginia, Southern Arkansas University the University of Florida and others.
As the Webmaster at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC), he was responsible for maintaining websites for the College, the LFCC Foundation and the LFCC Office of Workforce Solutions, as well as the College intranet. Grymala managed and led the process of redeveloping the College website. During that project, Grymala’s responsibilities included managing reorganization of the website’s information architecture (IA), liaising with the external vendor responsible for the content rewrite, organizing the redesign process and developing a custom content management system (CMS) to be used for the website. Prior to the CMS development, Grymala completed the official Zend PHP certification training and the MySQL Developer training. After launching the new LFCC website in October 2009, Grymala was honored with a first-place award from the Virginia Community College Association for the new site.
At the University of Mary Washington, Grymala was responsible for working with the external vendor in charge of the site design, and manages all custom development for the University’s unique implementation of WordPress as its new CMS.
Grymala is recognized as a leader among higher education Web designers and developers, and within the WordPress community.
He has presented at or is scheduled to present at the following conferences:
- UBTech Conference
He also received a special request to act as a judge in categories 26-32 (Web design and development projects) for the Case IV Accolade entries in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
As a Web developer with experience at two state-funded institutions of higher education, Grymala has a good understanding of Section 508 accessibility requirements and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 and 2.0.
Over the last three years, Grymala has developed more than 50 custom WordPress plugins, released nine public WordPress plugins and created more than 15 custom WordPress themes for various organizations and companies.