Monthly Archives: September 2014

Checking our website for errors

Our website needs to have good quality information on it. If the content isn’t good enough people in the district won’t go online to request services and find out what they need to know.

It’s important that there are no broken links and no spelling mistakes on our website. Broken links can make it harder for you to find the information you want and spelling mistakes can make information harder to understand.

How we check the website

One way we can check the quality of our website is with Site Improve. Every 5 days their software checks around 5000 pages and tells us if we have  any broken links or spelling mistakes. Our web team fixes any errors that Site Improve finds.

This week Site Improve checked 4,066 pages on our website and found 0 broken links and 0 spelling mistakes. We’re rather pleased about that.

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Painting the Forth Bridge

The information on our website is changing all the time, with about 150 pages being updated every week.  So, the web team regularly use Site Improve to check everything is up to scratch. With so many pages to keep on top of, it can sometimes seem like painting the Forth Bridge. So, it is particularly satisfying to have got the errors down to a nice round zero this week.

If you spot something that isn’t right on our website, you can tell us on our online feedback form.

We’ll be making more changes to the website in the next few months, and we’ll use this blog to keep you up to date with what we’re working on.

Last chance for a Sneaky Peek inside City Hall

The Sneaky Peek tours in Bradford’s City Hall, which have been taking place throughout August, have proved so popular that we’ve put on an extra tour.

Over 1,000 people have already toured Bradford’s magnificent 19th century Grade 1 listed building.

To let even more people take a look inside City Hall, organisers have added an extended four-hour opening on Saturday, 13 September. Volunteers will help at the event from 12 noon to 4pm.

And you still have chance to come on one of the remaining weekday tours on Wednesday 10th September (2pm to 4pm) or Thursday 11th September (10am to 12 noon).

Pop in, pick up a route map and start your tour. On the way you will see special displays put together by museums staff to bring to life landmarks in Bradford’s textile and engineering heritage.