CAPS and Underlines


For this reason, it is not appropriate to use all caps on your web pages, it is preferred to use h1, h2, h3, etc. depending on the size you need. You may also use it sparingly for emphasis, however typically italics and/or bold is best.

  • Lists are difficult to read when done in all caps
  • All caps take up more space on the page than standard text
  • All caps gives your pages a cluttered and messy look
  • Spell checker fails on all caps, because it assumes you are using initials or acronyms

On a website, underlines are links! When text is underlined, website visitors assume it’s click-able and may try to click it! Please do not use underlines anywhere on your pages, under any circumstances. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to underline text on a web page. Text that represents a link is automatically underlined by the browser.