Posted by: Jack Henry | September 13, 2016

Editor’s Corner: Style Guide Updates

The latest and greatest JHA Style Guide for Technical Communication and Training is out, and it includes some new rules for the terms internet and web. I may have played around a little with some of the examples. J

Guideline Example
Do not capitalize internet when it is used as an adjective or as a common noun.

Capitalize Internet when it is used as a part of a proper noun, but do not capitalize the internet.


· Sign in to your internet banking account.

· The default internet browser is Internet Explorer®.

· Access the internet to perform research.


· Sign in to your Internet account with your phone number.

· The default Internet browser is Chrome®.

· Access the Internet to fill out your performance appraisal.

Do not capitalize web when it is used as an adjective or as a generic noun.

Capitalize World Wide Web.


· The World Wide Web is a subset of the internet.

· The content is published on the web.

· That web address is incorrect.


· The world wide web is a subset of the Internet.

· The content is published on the Web.

· That Web address is incorrect.

· Spiderman makes a nice Web.

Kara Church

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