07 March 2013

ALL CAPS, for and against

Despite a widely perceived drift among English-language graphic artists and layout specialists towards fewer capital letters (CAPS) and greatly reduced use of all capitals (ALL CAPS), there are still significant exceptions... and some very strong reactions.

Writing in the 2013-03-06 issue of Windows Secrets Newsletter, here's some of what Woody Leonhard had to say:
"Dropping Office 2013′s new SHOUTING CAPS look
It defies understanding, but Microsoft’s interface gurus decided that all Office 2013 menu (er, tab) names looked best in ALL CAPS! — perhaps to make New Office’s layout more touch-friendly. ...

Fortunately, it’s easy to get rid of the all-caps labels. ..."

I have to tell you that I'm 100% with Woody on this!

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