MacGregorMedia
Writing
After publishing content sites for a few years I have found that writing about issues that relate to my profession has become a new avenue for my talents. Magazines and book publishers have approached me about putting my thoughts and observations to paper.

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With all this interest in skills that I didn't know I had (me, a writer?) I have found that writing and speaking come naturally to me. Below you will find a list of links to essays, articles and how-to's I have written, and upcoming events that I will be speaking at.

Editorials:

  1. Flash: 99% Proof - 01/11/2001
  2. Attention Macromedia: I Will not be Your Scapegoat - 11/01/2000
  3. Hey Flasher, Stop Abusing your Visitors - 06/20/2000
  4. A Cancer on the Web called Flash - 06/01/2000
  5. The Rise and Fall of the Post-DTP Designer

Usability Articles:

  1. Bake Cookies for your Visitors with Flash - 08/21/00
  2. Making Sure Usability 'Fitts' Flash - 07/10/2000
  3. The Guide to Good Tables

Conference Coverage:

  1. Flash from FlashForward in NYC - 07/31/2000
  2. Now this is branding
  3. typo[media] round-up
  4. Another typo[media]98 review
  5. Type Conference coverage
Published Writing:
  1. Web Designer, and Proud of it
  2. Macromedia White Paper on Flash Usability (soon)
  3. Sizing Up Banner Ads (Publish Magazine - November 98)
Speaking
Note: These links are to presentations designed for my laptop. Display results may vary.
  1. Think Usability � Integrating Usability into Flash (FlashForward2001 - San Francisco)
  2. The Principles of User interface Design (DigitalEve � Houston 2001)
  3. Introduction to dot Syntax in ActionScripting for Flash 5 (MMUG � Houston 2000)
  4. The Importance of Being Easy: User Experience (AIP Houston Chapter 2000)
  5. Stepping into the Future - Transitioning from Print to the Web (Aquent Partners Houston 1999)
  6. Typography on the Web (typo[media] 98 � Frankfurt, Germany)
  7. Marketing Your Fonts on the Web (SOTA TypeCon 98 - Boston)

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Sites
Web Haiku
Donations flowing
like a stream of clear water.
Will I get rich quick?
Recent Projects
HEC Web Site Trial #1 & #2
Pro-bono work on a new design for CEC's Houston Environmental Community. Extensive use of DHTML. March 2001
DHTML

MindCandy Typoviewer
Flash typeface sampler, includes database of nearly 500 fonts.
January 2001
40k - Flash 4

SmithBits Commercialettes
Short Flash commercials for tradeshow booth.
September 2000
60 to 144k - Flash 4
Reading
Web Design
=- Builder.com -=
=- k10k.net -=
=- A List Apart -=
=- WEB techniques -=
=- Web Review -=

Usability/User Interface
=- useit.com -=
=- dack.com -=
=- Usable Web -=
=- Info Design -=
=- Good Experience -=
=- WebWord.com -=

Flash Sites
=- Flazoom.com -=
=- Virtual-FX.net -=
=- Were-Here.com -=
=- Flash.com -=

Web Knowledge
=- xblog -=
=- evolt.org -=
=- ClickZ.com -=

Favorite Blogs
=- Metafilter -=
=- Zeldman -=
=- CamWorld -=
=- bluishorange -=

Friends on the Web
=- Splorp! -=
=- Toasty -=
=- Synfonts -=