Digital business information and research specialist has published the first ever collection of best practice template files for web projects. The series of vital documents were designed following demand from SMEs, start-ups and agencies. They have been developed to make life easy for individuals and companies involved in web project management and include contracts, site maps, specifications, plans and style guides. The Templates are available at

The ‘Template Files for Web Projects’ are easy to customise and are legally sound, having been created by E-consultancy with the help law firm Pillsbury Winthrop and other leading experts.

“There has been a rapid surge in demand for the Template Files, which we started work on after realising that they are not available elsewhere on the web,” said E-consultancy CEO Ashley Friedlein.

“Digital agencies, SMEs and in-house teams can use these files to deliver web projects efficiently and on time. The templates can be customised and used over and over again,” he added.

These best practice templates include:

• Contract for Web Services
• Web Project Plan
• Usability (various)
• Site Map
• Functional Specification
• Technical Specification
• Content Plan
• Privacy Policy
• User Agreement
• Wireframes
• Style Guide
• Maintenance and Service Level Agreement
• Site Evaluation Framework

Available as a subscriber benefit (£99 per year/£49 per quarter), the template files will be updated and will include more useful documents in the future, in line with user feedback and regulatory changes.

A free 22-page detailed guide is available from:

Subscribers can download the files from:

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Images of the publication, screenshots of and photographs are available of Ashley Friedlein upon request.


Since 1999 E-consultancy has provided UK e-business and marketing professionals with access to the best information and advice to help them get the most out of interactive channels:

* Information - Specially commissioned reports, white papers and guides as well as 100,000+ pages of articles, case studies and features from leading sources.

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E-consultancy charges for individual subscriptions and multi-user corporate membership as well as for consulting work. E-consultancy has over 15,000 registered users, 30% of whom are CEOs, Directors or Senior Management.

E-consultancy was co-founded in 1999 by Ashley Friedlein and Matthew O'Riordan. Ashley is a twice best-selling Internet author. E-consultancy's shareholders include Philip Redding, former Managing Director of Wheel, which he helped grow to the largest UK new media agency.

About Ashley Friedlein, CEO,

Ashley Friedlein began his career in digital media at Pearson and Bloomberg, before becoming Lead Strategist at Wheel, where he successfully managed the development, delivery and ongoing maintenance of several major Internet sites, in particular for media owners.

Ashley is also the author of the books "Web Project Management: Delivering Successful Commercial Web Sites" and "Maintaining and Evolving Successful Commercial Web Sites: Managing Change, Content, Customer Relationships and Site Measurement" [Publishers Elsevier Science & Technology Books].

More information at:

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Published on: 12:00AM on 19th January 2004