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Capatilizing, or Not, in headers

     
7:18 am on May 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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For the past 10 years I have been capitalizing all the words in my headers (H1, H2, H3); with the exception of articles, coordinate conjunctions, prepositions and such.

A recent trend shows websites capitalizing only the first word and any proper nouns.

In one respect, I like that approach as an all-caps header can look a bit heavy. But the newer style seems to be somehow lacking balance.

I'm wondering what folks here on WW think of each approach and their reasoning.
12:42 pm on May 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I use Title Case on most sites. I might use News Headline Case on News/Article sites.

Example of Title Case

Example of news case


News Case traditionally adds Bold
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A recent trend shows websites capitalizing only the first word and any proper nouns.

Yet another way in which Wikipedia affected the web?
11:10 pm on May 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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old_expat, thats up to your taste, of course. Standard rules on total capitalization will be live for decades. New fashions (a-la wikipedia) will come and die.
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To me, the news case looks more like a lead-in. Seems like it should be inline.

I think I will be staying with the title case.
9:02 am on May 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm with you on this old_expat.
 

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