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I can build economical websites that will fit practically any budget.

You will be happy with your website or I will keep working until you are.

Have your website look good on all web connected devices.

Take your sales to the next level with a successful eCommerce website.

Incorporate effective SEO work and be seen by the people in your market.

Built with WordPress, an economic, user-friendly content management solution.

Endless possibilities for website features and designs.

About | I can turn your vision into a website custom designed to meet your unique needs. I can also design your company logo, brochures, forms, letterhead, cards and advertisements. I typically use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign for graphics and publishing. I can | Read More

Who | Hi, I am Robert Heston. I am a freelance artist living in Raleigh, NC. I offer services as a web developer, graphic designer and desktop publisher. I recently earned a degree in Web Technologies and I have many years of experience in graphics and publishing. Read More

Benefits | Thanks to WordPress, gone are the days when creating a website will cost you an arm and a leg. WordPress designing and development is extremely cost effective. Also, the upkeep and maintenance expense is relatively cheap as you can do it yourself instead of hiring a | Read More

Pricing | You will find that I offer competitive pricing. While I can still be considered new to the website design trade, I will discount that competitive price. Each job is different, so we will need to discuss what your website will need and the terms of our agreement. I can work with almost any | Read More

About WordPress Plugins |  A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. In the WordPress community, there is a saying that goes around: “there’s a plugin for that”. Plugins make it easy for users to add features to their website without knowing a single line of code. There are thousands available for free to download at the official WordPress plugin directory. Aside from free plugins, there…  | Read More

About eCommerce |  Ecommerce started to grow strongly in the last 5 years and it’s in a continuous ascent, it now powers 45.4% percent of the entire web. It is obvious that most of the customers use the internet to make a purchase. Since 2012, an increasing number of people buy things online and, today, there are around $1.92 trillion ecommerce sales worldwide. WordPress is the best website builder out here and is far ahead of its competitors, Joomla and Drupal. It is leading the market with 67% of the total number of sites that use a CMS (Content Management System). Joomla ranks second with 11%, followed by Drupal, with…  | Read More

SEO Explained |  Simply put, SEO is anything you can do to improve the position of your website on the search engine result pages(SERPs). The goal for anyone is to increase their website’s visibility and traffic from the use of search phrases and keywords in search engines like Google and Bing. It is common practice for Internet search users to not click through pages and pages of search results, so where a site ranks in a search page is essential for directing more traffic toward the site. The higher a website naturally ranks in organic results of a search, the greater the chance that that site will be visited by a user… | Read More

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Backup Your Site | For a blogger or a website owner, it’s important to have a number of security protocols in place, should anything bad happen to your website. However, even with if you’re packed with the best security, accidents will happen and you might end up with a site that’s corrupted or hacked. If you want to avoid losing your WordPress blog and all of your work, then you should always (and I mean ALWAYS), perform regular backups for your website. That way, even if you suffer some downtime, you can always bring your website back. Now, there are several ways that you can go about backing up your WordPress blog… | Read More

You Will Need SSL | Google, the world’s favorite search engine redefines its search algorithm from time to time. The I/O Conferences hosted by Google is a cynosure for all tech and web enthusiasts where such algorithm changes and updates are announced. In 2014, at the annual conference, Google dropped a hint that it will include HTTPS as a ranking signal for websites. This opened a pandora’s box of facts and myths related to SSL certificates. SSL certificates have occupied many discussions since they are a cornerstone technology for cyber security. SSL certificates provide the much-needed data integrity, confidentiality, and… | Read More

Your Website Needs a Map | When you are not sure about directions, your best bet is to look at a certain place on the map and figure out how to get there using geo navigation. The same applies to search robots – when they are scanning your site, they start with a sitemap. So if you want your content to be explored, crawled and indexed, it’s better to have a sitemap on your website. To keep it simple – a sitemap is a file with a list of all the web pages accessible to crawlers or users. It may look like a book’s table of contents, except the sections are the links. A sitemap can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool for web…. | Read More

WordPress Video Tutorials | How to build websites with WordPress is certainly no secret. It is designed with the novice in mind. It is very user friendly compared to the traditional methods for building websites. However, user friendly does not mean it can be mastered without a significant amount of work. It does make building websites possible for anyone with good, basic computer skills, an aptitude for it, and the time to learn. When you hear about themes, plugins, and drag and drop page builders it is easy to imagine dropping in some images, pasting in a little text, and clicking some buttons while making a few decisions about… | Read More

Use a Blog to Increase Traffic | Almost any type of website can use a blog. Most themes come with that option built in. Creating and using a blog the right way can increase interest in your website thereby increasing traffic. Search engines tend to like it as well. Making regular blog posts that are relevant to the content of your website is highly recommended. It is hard to know exactly what the Google search engine looks for, but we do know that it likes authoritative, informative, and relevant content that grows over time… as do people. Who knows, you might become a go-to authority for the subjects that are your specialty… | Read More

Using WooCommerce | You can’t deny the fact that customers appreciate the convenience of online shopping in these days and Digital retail has become necessary to boost your business. Building an online store can be a tricky task and selecting right platform needs a lot of brainstorming. You need to research and compare all different eCommerce platforms available in the market before selecting the one which can be the best suitable for your unique business nature and future expansion. Woocommerce is a well known eCommerce plugin which offers the best features required in order to build a modern web shop… | Read More

Using Mailchimp for Email Marketing | Mailchimp has long held a leadership position in the email marketing space. While it does offer a free plan, we splurged for the “Grow” plan so we could try out the system’s analytics, reporting, and other features. The pricing structure may be unclear, but the software itself is quite easy to use. Because of its robust feature set and usability, we’ve awarded Mailchimp our Editors’ Choice designation in our email marketing software roundup. It joins the ranks of our other pick Campaigner, which is also quite effective. Simply put, Mailchimp has just about everything you’ would need to… | Read More

Phat Ash Collection | Cigar culture related, signature clothing for sale in an eCommerce store. Clothing displays the logo.

Next Level Pain Relief | Topical pain relief cream using full spectrum CBD oil. Product and affiliate opportunities are available.

Vape Monster | An online and brick & mortar vaping supply store. This is not a real business and actual purchases cannot be made.

Hypercritical Mode | This is my news blog. I wrote the main articles. Articles from independent sites are also featured here.

The Green Dragon | A restaurant and bar with live entertainment. It is based on the Green Dragon Tavern of Revolutionary War fame.

The Forum | A public discussion forum. Users can register, create new topics, and share comments on the existing topics.

This is my personal website. Here you can view things like my school projects and research papers. I took extra classes in college and sometimes the big project was a PowerPoint presentation. There are other things there you might find interesting as well.

Here are links to many independent, progressive news sources. This is where you can still find trustworthy, investigative journalism that suffers no corporate or government censoring. It has become a travesty that most people choose ignorance.

There are countless ways to participate in activism and the resources here can open much of that up to you. You are no longer represented by the politicians, but united, we, the people, have all the power. Most of us have been divided and conquered already. Wake up!!

Daniel Webster made a speach, in which he said: “Men who are regardless of their ancestors and of their posterity are apt to be regardlesss of themselves. Our ancestors belong to us by affectionate retrospect. Our descendents by affectionate anticipation.”