Thursday, June 01, 2006

Content style -- usage reflects ubiquity

"Web" or "web"? "Web site" or "website"? Every site, and every organization, grapples with style choices. Tony Byrne's recent post indicates that, for at least one tech trade magazine, we've reached the turning point. This magazine has chosen to eschew capitals for the top Web-related terms -- indicating that these words are so common, they no longer need to be set off with capital letters. This is great news, in my opinion. What do you think?

2 comments:

Dragos said...

It makes sense. Everyone now knows what these terms are. It would be nice if there were some kind of standard, as everybody writes these words their way

Deane said...

For a long time, this was one of the most popular posts on my blog:

Should “Web” be capitalized?
http://www.gadgetopia.com/post/25

I vote to keep it capitalized. "World Wide Web" is a proper noun, and "Web" is a shortened form of that.