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Firecat Sue
I'm the queen of the universe. Don't feel bad if you didn't know; I don't make a big deal out of it.
Interests: jane austen, books, web, diana gabaldon, harry potter, content, core interests: writing, truth telling, raising self-actualized children<br><br>literary tastes: monty python, historical romance novels, marion winik, to kill a mockingbird<br><br> professional interests: communication and design, user-centered web design<br><br> sociopolitical interests: pro-choice, developing community.
Recent Activity
Susan Price of Firecat Studio presented on "Enhancing your Electronic Image" at the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women in July 2014. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
Firecat Studio's highest value to many of our clients comes at the beginning of a big project, when we're thinking through the strategy, getting clear on the goals, and creating clear, measurable requirements and success metrics. It's the part of... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
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There are simple things web designers, developers and content specialists can do to make content and web technology accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. Why Is Web Accessibility Important? If you're wondering why web accessibility should be on your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
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I had a blast at the BizWomen Mentoring Monday event this week. Thanks to the San Antonio Business Journal for putting it on. The turnout was amazing; more than 180 women were in attendance to network and get face time... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
Our Firecat First Friday topic this month was Designing for Emotion. My thanks to Colette Vardeman for suggesting the topic (or something quite similar). I really enjoyed reading Aarron Walters' Designing for Emotion book from A List Apart. It's a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
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San Antonio women, next Monday offers an opportunity to get some high-powered mentoring in your corner. Firecat CEO Susan Price is one of several mentors available to get guidance in a fun, speed-dating type format. The San Antonio Business Journal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
Jared Spool makes a compelling case for UX designers to remain generalists, and provides evidence that large enterprises are increasingly recognizing the value of designers. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
Susan Price spoke about Mobile First Web Design at the February meeting of San Antonio AITP. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
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At Firecat Studio, we do a lot of Website Redesigns. When a client approaches us for a redesign, they often say, "Our site looks outdated." And when we look at it together, they're right - we see a site using... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
Here's the presentation I'm about to deliver at #BlogItSAtx two, at Geekdom. Social Media Freshness via Editorial Calendar from Susan Price Let me know if you found it helpful, and feel free to comment and share your own favorite social... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2013 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
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If you're in the social media game for any length of time, tasked with keeping one or more business social media presence points stocked with interesting content, you'll know that it's not always easy to have something to say. Every... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
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It feels a little weird to put up my own award, but here goes. My own mentor, Earline LaGueruela, nominated me for a Women in Business Mentoring/Leadership award through the San Antonio Business Journal. We met when I was first... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
People don't read most of what you post on the web. It's more true now than it ever was. But they love looking at pictures. Image compliments of Graphic Design Degree Hub Here are some of Firecat Sue's favorite infographics... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
@AbbytheIA is a talented information architect (that's what IA stands for) who shares great info. Her latest slideshare makes an important point: Search is the "Front Door" for most user experience. Web designers often fall into the trap of designing... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
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Firecat Studio recently completed a website redesign for Dewbre Petroleum Company in Corpus Christi, Texas. We set them up in a content management system so Dewbre staff can edit the content in a user-friendly interface without having to know HTML.... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
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We love being able to say "we design award-winning websites." Here's another instance where one of the sites we helped our clients create won an award in their field for excellence in web design. Morningside Ministries won the Website of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
The Army's MWR group (responsible for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs), recently invited me to keynote a marketing conference with the topic "Marketing Innovation." Debbie Curtis suggested me, Don Varney and Fran Stephenson to speak to this group... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
Last Thursday, I presented a few LinkedIn tips to Don Varney's Food for Thought group. Here's the presentation. Exercise: Search for a Prospect Company in LinkedIn Here's my top recommendation for LinkedIn, if you have a profile but feel sort... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
At our coworking and brownbag session on December 7, I presented the following. Thanks for attending, thanks for tuning in to the livestream! Stimulating discussion. The presentation covers the tools we currently use to manage remote usability studies, including Optimal... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
I gave this presentation this week to Acción Texas about optimizing a business web presence. Smart group of women business owners with a bunch of specific questions, and some great ideas to share. Here's the presentation. Your 24/7 Portal: Optimize... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
When is a parody not a parody? When you are pitching against firms that deliver proposals that sound almost exactly like this "OnionTalk" from a "social media consultant." The client's stated goal of a recent major social media campaign was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
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Though Pinterest isn't the social media juggernaut it was at the beginning of 2012, it's still a well-designed social media presence point especially good for sharing visual messages with juicy keyword love. On Wednesday, Pinterest officially invited businesses to create... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
In September, Bob Hotard and Adam Thielman gave Firecat coworkers a great overview of Responsive Web Design - the art and science of designing and creating a website that optimizes the available width of the browser window, whether that's a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
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Facebook's campaign effectiveness has been steadily decreasing over the past few weeks. Have you noticed yourself going to your friends' timelines in order to catch up with them? Us too. Turns out Facebook is throttling down the percentage of your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at Digital Strategy with Firecat Studio
Certainly an excellent suggestion, thanks! I'm not in the habit but you've inspired me to do more.