Style Guide

This is where we try to be consistent across the project. Add more as we develop them!

HTML Tips (if you go there)

  • The HTML we are using is for appearance.
  • The bulk of the transcription should be in <p> tags. Only those paragraphs that are aligned center or right need an alignment attribute.
  • Sections that should be single spaced and use the same alignment (ex. letterhead, closings, address blocks) should be in <div> codes. That keeps them single spaced.


We are using s' for plurals of names that end with s. Jane Addams' dog not Jane Addams's dog.

Rendering names in Creator

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. should be written as Rockefeller, Jr., John D. in a Last Name, First Name Middle Name format.

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