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Analysis of Energy Saving Websites

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In this Web assignment of session I have to complete six tasks. Each task has different functionality. In the task-1 of this assignment I have done some web base research on some energy saving sites. From these sites I have selected some sites which can be useful for completing my web site and completing the whole Web assignment. In the task-2 of this assignment I have created a Gantt chart which shows the time scale of completing each task and the total assignment. In the task-3 of this assignment I have created a site map of the overall web site. In the task-4 of this assignment I have created an HTML home page of energy saving. In the task-5 of this assignment I have created four energy saving activities. In the task-6 of this assignment I have created a report describing Publishing FAQs, Reader numbers, Way of measure the numbers of readers, Methods of Accepting questions and their response on Web page and FAQ.

Online Research on

‘Energy Saving'

Task-1: There is a large and growing number of websites that provide this type of material; however they differ considerably in their intended target audiences and their scope. Carry out some web-based research to collect information and ideas about energy saving. Make notes on the useful sites and bookmark them for future reference.


There are many website in internet on Saving Energy or Energy Saving. They are provided many services to their regular customer and potential customer. I have visited many web sites that are related with Energy Saving web site. All of these sites provide facilities for the online sale and ordering of Sport Tickets.

Some of the sites give information about their company's past history and their success in the field of Energy Saving. But my main purpose was to look at their range of the product, their specific services they offer customers, and in which way they gather site visitor information.

Some list of my visited sites:

  • www.aceee.org [09.05.2008]
  • www1.eere.energy.gov [09.05.2008]
  • www.energysavingnow.com[09.05.2008]
  • www.windtrap.co.uk[09.05.2008]
  • www.energyquest.ca.gov [09.05.2008]
  • www.energystar.gov[09.05.2008]
  • www.espenergy.org[09.05.2008]
  • www.hi-velocity.com[09.05.2008]
  • www.energysavingtrust.org.uk.com[09.05.2008]
  • www.carbontrust.co.uk [09.05.2008]
  • www.Techtree.com[09.05.2008]
  • www.Energybooks.com[09.05.2008]

Site-1: www.hi-velocity.com [09.05.2008]

Notes of the Site:

  • Attractive home page.
  • Good graphical presentation of energy saving.
  • FAQ's option is available for this sites visitor.
  • This site has searching option for their user.

Site-2: www.aceee.org [09.05.2008]

Notes of the Site:

  • Attractive home page and links.
  • Online guide option available for sites visitors.
  • End use of energy saving tips is available for users.
  • This site has searching option for their user.

Site-3: www.energysavingnow.com [09.05.2008]

Notes of the Site:

  • Links of important information are present on this web site.
  • They have given information different energy sources of today.
  • This site has different section for press & visitor.
  • Search for energy saving option for their user.

Site-4: www.1.eere.energy.gov [09.05.2008]

Notes of the Site:

  • Attractive home page for their users.
  • Links are displayed by images.
  • Important information for energy saving are available.

Site-5: www.windtrap.co.uk [09.05.2008]

Notes of the Site:

  • Attractive home page.
  • Energy saving product are sold by this web site.
  • Different prize are offered for the customer of this web site.
  • They have different link for different product.

Conclusion: After completing the Taks-1 of my ‘Developing a Website' I have most of the information which will be required for completing my assignment. Researching on energy saving on the internet gave me lot of news's about current energy saving activity and energy saving products.

Task-2: Introduction:

I am starting my project in the eighth date and I have made a project plan. This plan will help me to maintain the rules. The chart is give below: A project plan for the way I intended to complete the rest of the assignment. For planning use the time scale I have been allocated for this assignment.

Name of the month with date 12 May 08 to 06 June 08

































































Conclusion: This planning gave the target for doing the work in time.

Site Map

Task-3: Produce a Site Map for overall website concept showing how all the different types of information can be presented and, in particular, how navigation between the different pages will be organized. Keep in mind the need to make the site engaging and inspirational so that it will meet its objective.

Site Map


Energy Saving Activities

Do not waste



Why Energy Save?

Energy Saving Product

Reduce Consumption


Add Comments

View Comments

Change Behavior

Usage Style


Kitchen Appliance

Household Equipments

Conclusion: After completing the Task-3 of my ‘Developing a Website' I have the complete designing concept about how I am going to design my whole web site. I am going to design me website as I have planned to design it.

Home Page (Screen Shot)

Figure - 1: (TOP of the HOME Page)

Figure - 2: (Center of the HOME Page)

Figure - 3: (Bottom of the HOME Page)

Activity Pages (Screen Shot)

Figure - 1: (TOP of the Change Behavior Page)

Figure - 2: (Bottom of the Change Behavior Page)

Figure - 3: (TOP of the Reduce Consumption Page)

Figure - 4: (Bottom of the Reduce Consumption Page)

Figure - 5: (TOP of the Usage Style Page)

Figure - 6: (Bottom of the Usage Style Page)

Figure - 7: (TOP of the Do Not Waste Page)

Figure - 8: (Bottom of the Do Not Waste Page)

Task-6: Write a short report of not more than 2000 words describing:

• The methods that you might use to accept questions and publish them with an appropriate response on the advice pages. You do not want to make this a purely manual process.

• The way in which you would measure the numbers of readers and the usefulness of the questions and answers so that you can determine which should become FAQs?

• The methods and design ideas you might use to make it easy to publish the FAQs in a prominent way that is accessible from the home page, so that readers will want to return to the website to read them.


FAQ is an acronym for Frequently Asked Questions. It is also

Sometimes used as the singular Frequently Asked Question (Although

When was the last time you heard only one question?).

Some have called it Frequently Answered Questions as well. This

Isn't necessarily correct, but it isn't necessarily wrong either. It

Effectively has the same meaning.

A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers) is

Referred to as a FAQ list or FAQ article. Sometimes the term FAQ

Itself is used to refer to the article - as an example, I refer to

This article as a FAQ about FAQs.

The term FAQ has a meaning of its own that could almost qualify it as

A word of its own. Sometimes, FAQs are full of answers. Other times

They are policy statements for USENET groups, without the Question

and Answer format that is popular.

FAQs fall into the realm of articles called "Periodic Postings". In

Addition to FAQs, other articles or compilations of information are

Posted and/or archived. www.faqs.org [27.05.2008]

Another definition of FAQ are - “Pronounced as separate letters, or as "fak," and short for frequently asked questions, a FAQ is an online document that poses a series of common questions and answers on a specific topic. FAQs originated in Usenet groups as a way to answer questions about the rules of the service. Today, there are FAQs on the Web for many topics, ranging from programming languages to gardening tips.”

Here is another definition of FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions): FAQs are documents that list and answer the most common questions on a particular subject. There are hundreds of FAQs on subjects as diverse as Pet Grooming and Cryptography. FAQs are usually written by people who have tired of answering the same question over and over.

Methods of Accepting questions and their response on Web page:-

In the daily basis there are a lot of visitors who visit any web site. As well as any other web site energy saving web sites have a lot of visitors, who visit these sites daily or weekly basis. While visiting these sites they have many questions arising on their mind about these sites. Now the most common question arising how these questions can be received and given appropriate response about these questions.

Questions can be received by many methods most common of them are e-mail based and response form. People or visitors can e-mail their responses or advises or questions to the particular sites owner or officials.

Response form

A response form contains many options as like visitor's name, ID number, address, telephone number, email address, subject of question and a free space, which is used to taking question from the visitors. When a visitor submits response form, after finishing point then it is stored within web file. After that the web authority tries to response with appropriate answer to visitors. A response form contains some most important parts, which must be filling by visitors as like name, telephone, question etc.

Email based

It is another method to allow question from visitors. For this system, first visitors require an email account, which is used for throw mail to another email address. In relation to this method, company chooses an email address associated with their website to converse with company. The company gives notice through their website to launch mail about visitor's inquiry. Then visitors can send mail with their questions. www.superb.net [27.05.2008]

Another way of receiving questions is feedback form on the web site. While any visitors finish of his/her on the site then he/she can fill-up the form which will include the privilege of giving comments, asking questions and give personal information for feedback information or further notice.

From both of these process questions can be received and saved or stored to the question memory and the most common questions can be answered automatically. Because these questions cannot be asked frequently and have no answers on the question memory.

Publishing FAQs:-

The web site officials of maintenance staff will maintain a question memory where the entire question will be saved which was asked by the visitors. FAQ's can be published by filtering those questions by their asking rate and importance relating the sites subject. After filtering those questions it will be categorized by subject and importance and it will be published on a different section of the web site.








Energy saving: Energy saving is important for the world. Because day after day reducing energy source. Actually it has been created for many……………………….

Why energy saving: Energy saving and production is the burning issue of the world. Now days the world………..

Copy rights: Energy saving 2008.

Fig: Homepage








How can I save energy at home?

Ans: You can save energy…………..

Can I get videos on energy saving?

Ans: Membership is needed to get……..

What is the method of gas saving?

Ans: There are many ways to save gas…..

What is the renewable energy?

Ans: Renewable energy is the type………

Copy rights: Energy saving 2008.

Fig: FAQ's page www.energysavingnow.com [09.05.2008]

How to measure number of reader:

Websites are very measurable. However, reams of data can be time consuming and confusing. The knack is to know what is really important to measure. This includes the following: reader actions; reader numbers; most and least popular pages; subscribers; external links; search keywords; page size; broken links and malfunctioning processes.

Reader numbers:

A web counter or hit counter is a computer software program that indicates the number of visitors, or hits, a particular webpage has received. Once set up, these counters will be incremented by one every time the web page is accessed in a web browser.

The number is usually displayed as an inline digital image or in plain text. Images may be presented in a variety of fonts, or styles; the classic example is the wheels of an odometer. The counter often is accompanied by the date it was set up or last reset, otherwise it becomes impossible to estimate within what time the number of page loads counted occurred.

A webmaster could start the counter at a high number to give the impression that the site is more popular than it actually is or use a traffic generator to increase their hits automatically.Some websites have been known to offer prizes to the visitor who makes the web counter roll-over to a specific number. Such an event is known as a kiriban.At one time it was common to see a hit counter on every page, but this is no longer the case for several reasons:

  • They have been replaced (or augmented) by more complicated web analytics methodologies that give the webmaster a better overall picture of site traffic besides a simple, perpetually increasing number.
  • As style elements, they are no longer associated with the impression of professional web design—some people consider web counters to be a "gimmicky" feature and they are thus typically found on personal pages created by individuals.
  • Too small a number might indicate the page's lack of popularity. Removing the counter thus levels the playing field.

Despite this, numerous companies continue to offer free and premium web counter services. Some services also provide more detailed information on visitors, pages views, etc., using advanced techniques.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_counter [27.05.2008]

Usefulness of the question and answer:

FAQ's contains different type question and answer about website described topics. From where visitors can get query answer easily.

Before asking a question in a USENET newsgroup, check out the

Appropriate FAQs. If you can't find the answer to your question

There, then you can post your question to the newsgroup. Frequently

Asked questions in a newsgroup tend to make the news hard to read.

With more news traffic, there is more to sift through. Do everyone a

Favor, first try to find the applicable FAQs. Then read them. If

You can't find them, look for them. If you still can't find them,

Ask where they are. Then read them.

If after reading the appropriate FAQs, you still can't find the

Answer to your question, then you can post your question to the

Appropriate newsgroup. It is recommended that after you receive your

Answer, you post a summary to the newsgroup. It might also be

Nice to notify the maintainer of the appropriate FAQ(s) of the

Answers so that they can update their articles accordingly (keep in

Mind that they don't always have the time to scan the newsgroups for

New information).

Don't assume that the FAQ maintainer is willing or able to answer

Every question he or she receives. Some make every attempt possible

To answer as best as they can. Others either just gets too many

Questions to deal with or they're busy with other things. Please

Keep this in mind - it might be better to ask your question in a

Newsgroup. www.faqs.org [27.05.2008]

Method to publish FAQ's:

FAQ's publish is the another vital fact to construct a website. In internet, many ways to publish FAQ's. Some methods are:

  • Internet website
  • USENET newsgroup
  • Commercial online services(CompuServe, America On Line, BIX, Prodigy, etc)
  • Bulletin Board Systems (BBS)

On the other hand my instruction is based on internet website FAQ's then I should explain how to publish FAQ's within website .The term FAQ has a meaning of its own that could almost qualify it as a word of its own. Sometimes, FAQ's are full of answers. Other times they are policy statements for USENET groups, without the Question and Answer format that is popular.

When website starts on in internet that time website contains some FAQ's question and answer. Next time these question change according to site visitor's inquiry. If a question comes many period than other question which should be insert with FAQ's.

A FAQ's webpage holds question and answer, which is allied with homepage. Although FAQ's page can contain indication link.

Basic convention of FAQ's

  • The Approved heading is ONLY used when FAQ's is actually approved. When notified by the news. Answers team that FAQ has been accepted, then it may add this line to header. DO NOT include this field until FAQ's is approved.
  • For a multi-line summary, the second line of the Summary field should start with at least one space.
  • One blank line should appear before the Archive-name line.
  • Archive-name should be fairly descriptive but short. If aren't sure about this, take best shot at it and the *.answers team will adjust it if necessary.

http://www.epcc.edu/FAQs/tabid/924/ctl/Terms/language/en-US/Default.aspx [27.05.2008]


FAQs are compilations of information which are usually the result of certain questions constantly being asked in a newsgroup, mailing list, archives and in the World Wide Web.


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www.1.eere.energy.gov [09.05.2008]

www.windtrap.co.uk [09.05.2008]

www.energyquest.ca.gov [09.05.2008]

www.energystar.gov [09.05.2008]

www.espenergy.org [09.05.2008]

www.hi-velocity.com [09.05.2008]

www.energysavingtrust.org.uk.com [09.05.2008]

www.carbontrust.co.uk [09.05.2008]

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