140. Please avoid ALL CAPS

A graphic showing why you should avoid all caps and full justification.

PLEASE avoid all caps AND full justification. In the text below, the left, middle, and right text all say the same words:

The left is mixed case, left justified. It is easier to read AND you can uppercase a single word to emphasize it. The middle is uppercase only. The right is full justification.

THE LEFT IS MIXED CASE, LEFT JUSTIFIED. IT IS EASIER TO READ AND YOU CAN UPPERCASE A SINGLE WORD TO EMPHASIZE IT. THE MIDDLE IS UPPERCASE ONLY. THE RIGHT IS FULL JUSTIFICATION.

The left is mixed case, left justified. It is easier to read AND you can uppercase a single word to emphasize it. The middle is uppercase only. The right is full justification.

The widths are exactly the same size. Notice that the uppercase only text also takes up more space.

— Changed 24 Jan 2018

 

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