Capitalization helps communicate the importance of specific words and can be used to indicate a change in meaning. To keep this effective, we need to limit what we capitalize.
- Use sentence case most of the time.
- Capitalize the first letter of proper nouns (product names, countries, acronyms, and people's names) regardless of where they appear in a sentence.
- Don't capitalize feature names or pages of our UI unless they're at the beginning of a sentence. See this list for how to capitalize product, feature, and capabilities.
- Don't capitalize articles (a, an, the) or propositions (of, on, for, in, to, with, etc.) unless they're at the beginning of a sentence.
|Top 5 transaction traces||Top 5 Transaction Traces|
|Lew Cirne is a proper noun.||Lew cirne is a proper noun.|
|Try the new dashboards.||Try the new Dashboards.|
|Statue of Liberty||Statue Of Liberty|
|1,024+ bits of data||Kb, Mb, Gb|
|Headings, subheadings, and chart names||Slowest 5 transactions|
|1 bit of data||1 b|
|File extensions||json, gif, pdf|
|Time periods||am, pm|
|Metrics over time||rpm, ppm|
|Bytes of data||B, KB, MB|
|Abbreviated numbers above 999||1K, 1M, 1B|
|Acronyms||API, CDN, HTTP|
|Time zones||PDT, CST, BCN|
Units of measurement
Memory, bandwidth, and drive space abbreviations have varied rules for capitalization.
- Always include a space between the value and unit of measurement.
- A single bit of data is lowercase (b) whereas 1,204+ bits is sentence case (13 Kb).
- Bytes are always uppercase (13 KB, 512 MB).
Weights and distance are lowercase with no periods after the abbreviation (ft, lbs, km).
|32 Kb/s||32 kb/s|
|0.43 MB||.43 MB|
|15 ft||15 ft.|