Move over, Associated Press Stylebook, there’s a new guide in town. While the AP Stylebook remains the de facto resource for punctuation, spelling, and basically all things online, Yahoo! is throwing its proverbial hat in the ring to offer some tips and guidelines for publishing web content.
The New Style Guide
It’s going to quickly become another must-have resource for any blogger or other type of online content publisher. Dubbed the Yahoo! Style Guide, the resource promises to help make your text and other content perfect for online reading. The physical book will be available July 6, 2010 and cost about $15.00 and is available on Amazon and other popular online retailers.
Frequently Misused Terms
Here are some of the best guidelines offered by the book:
- Earth, earth
Capitalize when used as the proper name of the planet. Lowercase in all other uses. Examples: The third planet from the sun is Earth. The earth was ready for planting.
Note capitalization of this company name. See “Capitalization” for information on how to treat names such as this in a title or a sentence.
- email (n., adj., v.)
One word, no hyphen. Plural: email messages and emails are both acceptable.
- handheld (n.), hand-held (adj.)
- hang on to
- hard core (n.), hard-core (adj.)
- HD DVD
definition versatile disc. Abbreviation is always OK. Plural: HD DVDs.
- Web (n., adj.)