alphaThis is our new digital manual - it's a work in progress.

Essex County Council digital manual

The digital manual is a collection of best practice tools and guidance to help design and deliver high quality, consistent and cost effective services.

This manual is a work in progress. If you have any questions please email

Service Transformation team

Includes information about who we are and the work we do

Content standards

Includes guidance and tools to help plan, deliver and publish content


Includes best practice guidance on how to make content accessible to users

Design and patterns library

Includes the styles and common components we use for

Measuring success

Includes guidance on using web analytics and how to measure the performance of content

Service standards and guidelines

Includes guidance on how we work, service standards and common service patterns

Inclusivity guidelines

How to make sure everyone can user our services