Case Studies

Is blue light causing your headaches?

If you work in front of a computer for most of the day as we do, you’ve probably experienced symptoms such as eye strain and headaches from something known as blue light. In fact, according to The Vision Council, approximately 6 in 10 adults experience these symptoms after using devices for more than 2 hours. What […]

How to Use Social Media in 20 Minutes a Day

If you’re a business owner, you need to use social media. In a day and age where nearly 3.5 billion people use social media actively, and spend an average of 144 minutes per day on social networking, you’ve got a unique opportunity to get in front of your target audience quickly and consistently. There’s just […]

5 reasons your website is costing you money

Your website allows your customers to engage with your business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week regardless if you are physically open or not. If your website has been up and running for a few months and it doesn’t seem to be generating the leads or results you are looking for it is […]

The Pros and Cons of building your own website

Every business, large or small needs a website in today’s marketplace. Whether you are a large corporation or a mom-and-pop store, your customers need to find you online and have access to your products and services 24//7. Is building your own website the right choice? Knowing you need a website is one thing, but knowing […]

WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg Has Arrived!

If you logged into your WordPress website over the last day or two, you likely noticed some changes to the layout. That’s because, on December 6, WordPress released its latest version, 5.0, which includes the new Gutenberg editor. How does this affect you? Gutenberg, named after printing-press inventor Johannes Gutenberg, will replace the classic WordPress editor – […]

WordCamp Pittsburgh 2018 Recap

For the second year in a row, I attended WordCamp Pittsburgh, which is held at Pittsburgh Technical College in Oakdale, PA. WordCamp is a conference that is everything WordPress. It’s broken down into 30-minute talks from a vast array of speakers speaking about a variety of topics. Below is a breakdown of the courses I attended, and my overall takeaway […]

Backups: 5 Reasons you need them

You’ve probably heard about how important backing up your website is. There are a few things more painful to your business than working hard to create an online presence and it all be taken away in one moment.  Backups are vital to keeping your business online presence alive. Here are 5 reasons why backups are […]

WordCamp Pittsburgh 2017

As of this blog post, it has been 9 years since I stepped off the Pittsburgh Technical College campus (then known as Pittsburgh Technical Institute), but I had the opportunity to return on Saturday for WordCamp Pittsburgh 2017. This is the second year for WordCamp Pittsburgh. Below are just some of the takeaways from my […]

Content Management made easy with WordPress

A content management system (CMS) is an application that allows you to edit text, images, forms, video, and/or any other media easily without a lot of technical knowledge. Web developers and designers use content management systems to make website management easier for a wide variety of clients. There are many CMS’s out there, including Drupal, […]

Why Heartbeat Websites is the right choice

Heartbeat Websites has one goal in mind: To offer businesses monthly top-notch web solutions that will engage their audiences and provide a return on their investment. Our slogan is “monthly website plans that bring you business” and I believe we have the resources to accomplish that. Why should you choose Heartbeat Websites? Below is a few reasons we beat our […]