Subject Index - Websites
Follow the general rule for prefixes and do not use a hyphen:
Exceptions: Cyber Monday (n.) and cyber (adj.) as a separate modifier, e.g., cyber shopping and cyber liability insurance.
See the Associated Press Stylebook for more guidelines.
Lowercase "internet," except for the specific phrase "Internet of Things" (abbreviated IoT).
Uniform resource locators, or URLs, are essentially web addresses.
On websites, URLs should be embedded in text.
In print, URLs should not be embedded in text. If a URL extends beyond one line of text, add a break at a solidus. Also, in general, you do not need to include the http:// prefix on most URLs. But test it before removing it. Shorten URLs as much as possible (e.g., remove unnecessary trailing such as /index.html) while ensuring functionality.
The following words are lowercase:
- web page (two words)
"World Wide Web" is a proper noun and should be initial-capped.
NREL follows the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Web Content Guidelines. We also use the NREL Style Guide in conjunction with these guidelines and standards. Some specific NREL style guidelines, which are different from print style, for the web include: