Each year there are many people and business owners faced with either creating a new website or updating an old out-of-date site. This raises questions about whether to use a CMS platform or have it created with just HTML. There is no right or wrong answer, it a matter of comfort and ability. Two popular CMS platforms are WordPress and Joomla, which are both used by millions of websites. What makes these so popular is the amount of support that each of these platforms have, and it’s quite simple to have a website up and running in no time. I’d like to clarify that there is still some necessary coding to be done whether it’s done on a CMS (content management system) or an HTML file. Even though there are many plugins available to make life easier, there’s still no one size fits all for every particular need. HTML and CSS will still be used to make changes to a CMS-based website, but you are already working with a great foundation. If you find that you can build and create websites from a blank notepad, then going with a fully custom solution is probably a better choice for you. Don’t forget that security also comes into play for your needs, and you’ll need to make sure it’s bolstered before choosing to go with a fully custom built site.

The type of web design that will be used is also important. In the early days of mobile web browsing, if an end user landed on your site, they would be served a mobile version of what would be normally viewed on a desktop or laptop. The mobile version was a very stripped down version, and usually appeared as if it were plain text and some hyperlinks. These were obviously quite an eyesore, but at the time that is how mobile versions were served. Today there is a far better solution to this problem, especially with all of the various devices users can browse and view content with, no matter the situation. It’s known as Responsive Web Design and should absolutely be the only method you consider for your new site. What this means is that no matter the device or size of the screen, your website will adjust fit accordingly and look (albeit slightly different from a desktop version) very good. Your conversions should be higher, and your site will look far more professional than amateur.

If you are not up to the task of building a site yourself, you can always choose to work with a Phoenix web design company. I’d expect the pricing to be anywhere from $1000 on the low end, to upwards of tens of thousands depending on the scope and magnitude required. The benefit of working with a company is that they are completing the work, i.e. there’s no learning curve, and you can have some support initially to make sure everything is running smoothly. The cons are costly, and if you are working with a deadline you’ll need to be certain it can be completed in time. I certainly hope that this will start you down the correct path needed for your newly designed website.


Utility Energy Rebates for Data Centers
A growing number of electric utilities are offering incentive programs that provide rebates for companies that improve the efficiency of their data centers. Bluestone Energy Services helps data center operators navigate the rebate process, conducting data center audits and working with the company and utility to capture savings and rebates. In this video from Data Center World, Bluestone's Adam Fairbanks and Coy Stine discuss the market for utility incentives for data centers, and how their company works with its data center clients.


Solar Hot Water Heating on Long Island (NY): Costs, Rebates & Incentives, Savings & Benefits
Meet Bob & Margaret of Long Island, NY. They love their "sun-kissed showers.
A solar hot water heater can provide 70% or more of your home's hot water needs, cutting utility bills significantly. Income tax credits make the changeover easy on your wallet and customers with electric water heaters get up to ,000 in LIPA rebates (until December 31, 2013).

The technology works by capturing sunlight via solar collectors on your rooftop to heat your home's water. The water is kept hot in an insulated tank until you call on it for a shower, bath or other hot water need. The system is installed alongside your existing water heater so you always have enough hot water.

Solar hot water helps us fight climate change while keeping more money in your pocket.
Visit lipower.org/solar or contact us at solar@RenewableEnergyLongIsland.org to learn more about solar hot water.


Peak Demand and Business Lighting Rebates, Colorado Springs Utilities
Business Lighting Rebate - Colorado Springs Utilities is offering business customers rebates to help cover the cost of retrofitting lighting fixtures with new high efficiency products. Because we are committed to helping our customers save energy and money, we are adding rebates for a wider selection of products.

http://www.csu.org/business/greenback/rebates/lighting/item1322.html

Peak Demand Rebate - The Peak Demand Rebate program is a Demand-Side Management (DSM) solution for medium to large business customers with the goal of obtaining on-peak summer electric demand reduction. Program participants provide verified electric demand savings through the installation of eligible DSM measures (energy efficiency and/or load shifting) in return for a 0 per kW incentive. Eligible projects must combine to a minimum 10 kW demand reduction during the summer peak period - defined as 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, from June 15 through Sept. 15, excluding federal holidays.

http://www.csu.org/business/greenback/rebates/peak/item1324.html


solar water heater - Home Depo - Delta Mechanical
Harness the power of the sun to heat your household water and reduce the amount of electricity or natural gas that you use in your home.

Benefits
Reduces your water heater bill by an average of 50%
30% federal tax credit and additional state and utility rebates in most states
Utilizes your existing electric, gas or tankless water heater
Installs in less than one day
Environmentally friendly

30% Federal Tax Credit Available
When you install your new solar water heater you are now eligible for a 30% federal tax credit!
In addition to the 30% federal tax credit, you may also qualify for local tax and utility rebates. Many states offer tax incentives to encourage home owners to invest in solar energy appliances in order to reduce our overall carbon footprint.


ND Utility Rebate Program
North Dakota's Electric Cooperatives worked with the North Dakota Department of Commerce with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to provide the North Dakota Utility Rebate Program. This successful partnership produced millions of dollars in energy savings for members in every county in North Dakota.


How do I claim the tax credits and utility rebates?
How do I claim the tax credits and utility rebates? The Federal Tax Credit is 30% of the cost for a domestic solar energy system. The Arizona State Tax Credit is 00.These tax credits are used to offset your income tax liabilities and are available when your tax return is filed. Public Utility rebate programs currently provide incentives payable upon completion of a system installation. For more on solar water systems go to: http://pacificwestsolar.com/solar_water_heating_questions.html