Sentence or title case for labels (was: To use a colon or not)

12 Feb 2009 - 6:33pm
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Caroline Jarrett
2007

Jim Drew
> Discussion of why Title Case was used -- and when it might still be best
-- is another thread.

It was used because of historic antecedents in a more formal age. Sweeping
generalisation: people tend to assume that forms that have been in use for a
long time must be working well. Sadly, this is rarely the case.

And yes - there is no topic in forms that is too boring for me to have
written an article on it.
Sentence or title case for labels:
http://www.usabilitynews.com/news/article2594.asp

I may have failed to write columns on plenty of interesting forms topics,
but I've sure nailed those really, really boring ones :-) Or perhaps not:
challenge me, and keep me in column ideas for the rest of the year!

Best
Caroline Jarrett
P.S. If you can't be bothered to read the article, and I don't blame you, it
pretty much says: it doesn't really matter, be consistent, sentence case has
a slight legibility advantage.

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