Dav­id Hill­man Curtis (Feb­ru­ary 24, 1961 – April 18, 2012) was an Amer­ic­an new media design­er, author, and film­maker. Hill­man Curtis was a former rock musi­cian who became a prom­in­ent first-gen­er­a­tion Web design­er and a vis­ion­ary fig­ure in the Inter­net’s evol­u­tion: from a pre­dom­in­antly text-based medi­um to the mul­ti­me­dia plat­form it is today. He made the first ever Flash web­site and died on Wed­nes­day, at his home in Brooklyn.

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