Electronic terms have evolved with time and commonplace usage. The University recommends the following updated stylistic treatments.
Lowercase all elements of an email address in body copy:
Do not omit the period when a sentence ends with an email address (see previous example).
When necessary in body copy, a URL (uniform resource locator) or email address may be broken at the end of a line as follows:
Never insert a hyphen when breaking a URL or email address that falls at the end of a line (see previous example).
Never insert a hyphen when breaking a URL or email address that falls at the end of a line. The extraneous punctuation only confuses a valid URL.
In many cases it is no longer necessary to use http:// or www in web addresses. But be sure to test any URL that will appear online or in a print publication to ensure that the link connects.
Do not omit the period when a web address ends a sentence:
UNotes, the University’s e-newsletter, is available at hartford.edu/daily.
Refrain from using the hackneyed and unnecessary “click on” to direct users to Internet links. URLs are easily recognizable in body copy and generally require no further instruction on accessing them.
|cyberspace (no hyphen)||log off (v.)|
|home page||the web|
|instant messenger (IM)||webcast|
|Internet (retain initial cap)||web design|
|intranet (lowercase)||web developer|
|log on (v.), logon (n., adj.)||World Wide Web (historical references)|
The University of Hartford retains the following social media accounts:
|Social media sites|
Questions concerning the University’s social media accounts may be directed to
Assistant Director of Electronic and Social Media
University of Hartford