Use Mixed Case with Prose Content
Document Type: Standard
Content:HHS must use mixed upper- and lower-case letters when displaying continuous prose text. This standard will apply to headlines, headers, and links, as well as the body of content.
If a phrase is intended to attract the users attention, display the phrase in bold or italics. Only use these methods to emphasize one or two words, or a short phrase, because they slow reading performance when used for extended prose. They also cease being eye-catching.
Reason:TEXT PRESENTED IN ALL CAPS IS DIFFICULT TO READ. Reading text is easier when capitalization is used conventionally to start sentences and to indicate proper nouns and acronyms.
Breland and Breland, 1944; Engel and Granda, 1975; Mills and Weldon, 1987; Moskel, Erno and Shneiderman, 1984; Poulton and Brown, 1968; Smith and Mosier, 1986; Spyridakis, 2000; Tinker and Paterson, 1928; Tinker, 1955; Tinker, 1963; Vartabedian, 1971; Wright, 1977.
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