It’s been raining a lot lately here in London, so of course all our thoughts are turning to the summer holidays. But although it’s always great to grab a bit of sunshine, when it comes to work, holidays can be quite stressful – especially if you’re responsible for managing a large web presence.
Whether you’re trying to arrange adequate cover before you or a member of your team go on holiday, or attempting to work out what’s been done during your absence, there’s often a lot of added work and pressure involved.
The good news is that ActiveStandards can help. Whether you’re leaving the office for two weeks in the sun, or have a team member going on extended leave, ActiveStandards can help you ensure things run smoothly.
Identify website maintenance priorities
You can use ActiveStandards to see your highest priority errors – simply go to any website dashboard and click Fix priority errors to view them. If you have administrator permissions and want to make sure your team eliminates all priority errors while you are away, you can adjust their permissions to ensure these are the only errors they see.
Identify website improvement goals
ActiveStandards is great for identifying your website weaknesses. For example, you can use the Worst pages section to view a list of the pages containing the most compliance errors and make sure editors tackle those first. You can also view errors by page – this is useful if you want to see which errors affect key pages such as your homepage.
Provide the basis for checklists or to-do lists
Summer is often a quieter period for many businesses, with lots of clients away as well as staff – which also makes it a prime period for dealing with any minor issues you haven’t had time to resolve before. Identifying these issues is easy – the Website overview dashboard provides you with all the data you need to give your team a holiday to-do list – whether that’s tackling errors by issue, such as accessibility or SEO, or reducing the number of priority errors on your sites from 50 to 0.
Training and support for newer users
Worried about leaving new recruits to fend for themselves while you take a summer break? Writing detailed handover notes is one of the top causes of pre-holiday overtime. To make things easier, we’ve put together a range of help guides, videos and FAQs to get new users up to speed. You’ll find them in the help area of ActiveStandards.
Measure progress when you get back
Our progress reports are invaluable if you’ve been away. You can use the Strategic insight area of ActiveStandards to generate reports by website, group of websites, or by specific issue. These reports can help you assess the impact of the work that’s been done during your absence – and to see if any new errors have cropped up.