Ken Simons: web designer, editor, and archivist

Current web projects

Original site designs

  • Peace Magazine [online sampler for an established print magazine, with extensive online archives and index]
  • [retired academic's personal site, linking to several book and project sites:]
    • [promotional site with sample chapter and offprints for the book Two Aspirins and a Comedy (Boulder: Paradigm, 2006)
    • [comprehensive a/v and text archive site for the book The Russian Quest for Peace and Democracy (Lanham, VA: Lexington Books, 2010)]
  • [official site for a downtown Toronto church. Fully smartphone-aware]
  • [professional site for my wife, a literary author]
  • [memorial site for my father-in-law, a literary author]
  • [academic and memorial site for the late political scientist, with 50 years' worth of archives]
  • [bilingual academic and publications site for a retired academic now living in Québec]
  • Science for Peace [large archive of the organization's publications, articles, papers, events, and videos]
  • How to Save the World in a Hurry, a collaborative research project intended to culminate in a public conference in mid-2018. Includes Facebook integration and Zotpress bibliography.
  • [site for a public conference; now populated with extensive audio and video clips, background papers, and archival material in general]
  • Canadian Sanctuary Network [campaigning site with a range of downloadable resources and inline video]
  • Canadian Pugwash Group (CPG) [a Wordpress rebuild of a former Joomla site, with fully responsive and accessible template; includes a bibliographic archive of member publications]. And subsidiary projects:
    • Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention, a CPG project involving more than 1,000 recipients of the Order of Canada. Redesigned in Wordpress.
    • Arctic NWFZ, a CPG project which pursues research and exchange of information on Arctic security issues. Maintained (at present) as a Joomla site.


Book-length single-file site

A scan of a rare print copy of Thirty-One Hours: The Grindstone Island Experiment (Grindstone Press/Canadian Friends Service Committee, 1966) can now be browsed or printed from An epub edition is also available. This book is frequently quoted in texts and bibliographies related to nonviolent social defence, but until now has not been available online.

Adaptive redesigns

These sites were all originally designed by others, but I am now either the webmaster or consultant designer. In addition to cleaning up the pages and making them easier to update, I have also adapted them for access by disabled users and/or people with older or non-standard browsers.

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