Do we have a style guide for Fedora Magazine? Should we?

Joe Brockmeier jzb at
Sat Aug 2 14:19:47 UTC 2014

On 08/01/2014 02:13 PM, Ryan Lerch wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just wondering if we should consider a brief style guide for Fedora
> magazine?

Yes. This has come up at least once before, if not more.

> One item to cover on this would definitely be how to capitalize the
> titles of our posts. Having this consistent is always a good thing.
> For the capitialization of posts, my vote is for sentence case. This
> tends to be the most popular currently in online publications [1], [2].
> and in my honest opinion, it is not as harsh and shouty as the
> alternative title case. Title case is also a lot harder to get
> consistent, as many people have different ideas of what to capitalise.

I don't find *standard* [1] capitalization "harsh" or "shouty" -- nor do
I think the rules are particularly complicated:

"Capitalize the first word of every letter except articles, coordinating
conjunctions, and prepositions of three letters or fewer. There’s one
exception: Any word that is the first word in the headline or the last
word should be capitalized, regardless of its part of speech."

However, this seems to come up again and again and I'm pretty sure will
continue to come up until we just standardize on plain sentence
captitalization so let's just agree to do that. But please use caps -
I've had to go in and fix some heds that had no caps whatsoever, even
for the first letter or proper nouns.


Joe Brockmeier | Principal Cloud & Storage Analyst
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