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EXPReS Style Guide

In progress!

Email Kristine (kyun@jive.nl) if you have additional suggestions.

Format of URL/URIs

When posting web links (URL/URIs) in the body of text, it is preferred to place the text inside of angle brackets inline with the text. If the link is particularly long, it should be offset from the text as a block quote. The following paragraphs show examples.

This is a paragraph of nonsense with an embedded link to Google's home page < http://www.google.com/ >. You will note that it is a short link so it is left inline with the paragraph text. Additionally, the link is placed in angle brackets. If the link text is very long, it is preferred to offset the text onto a separate line, as if it were a block quote:

http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:zhool8dxBV4J:www.google.com/+google&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1

This format allows for long links to be offset and line wrapped separately. This wiki nicely separates/isolates the long URLs. In Microsoft Word, one will probably have to manually indent the line *as well as* manually breaking the text of the link across multiple lines (or adjusting the hanging indent).

Acronyms and Spelling/Formatting

Correct wrong
AARNet
ASTRON
Cm
CNIG-IGN
CSIRO
DANTE Dante
e-MERLIN eMERLIN
Ef
EXPReS EXPRES
EXPReS Expres
e-VLBI evlbi, eVLBI, EVLBI
eVSAG e-VSAG
Gbps Gb/s, Gbit/sec
GEANT Geant (note: there should be an accent over the 'e'
HartRAO
Hh
iBOB ibob, IBOB, iBoB, i-bob
INAF
Jb2 Jodrell Bank
JIVE
Mbps Mb/s, Mbit/sec
Mc
MPIfR
MRO/TKK
NAIC
NCU/UMK
Nt
On
On20
On25
OSO
PSNC
radio * radio-*
radio astronomy radio-astronomy
radio frequency monitoring radio-frequency monitoring
radio monitoring radio-monitoring
radio telescope radiotelescope, radio-telescope
Sh Shanghai
Sheshan Seshan
SURFnet
ShAO
TIGO/UDEC
ToO TOO
Tr Torun
UniMan
Ur
Urumqi Urumchi
VIRAC
Wb1 Westerbork
Wb14
work package workpackage
X-ray xray, x-ray, X-Ray

Date format

dd Month yyyy (e.g. 1 March 2006, 29-30 January 2008, etc.)

dow dd Month yyyy (e.g., Wed 29 May 2009)

HH:mm (23:59)

Images

  • as large as possible
  • PNG/JPG
  • width in px and cm for sheet on A4
  • 600 DPI should be target for most images

Colors

  • EXPReS logo blue - RGB 0/114/188, PMS 300 or closest approximation
  • EXPReS logo yellow - RGB 255/255/0, PMS 102 or closest approximation
  • blue1 for charts/diagrams - Microsoft “Pale Blue” (RGB 153/204/255)
  • blue2 for charts/diagrams - Microsoft “Light Blue” (RGB 51/102/255)
  • orange for charts/diagrams - Microsoft “Tan” (RGB 255/204/153)

Spaces after Sentence End

Two spaces after the ending period of a sentence.

expres/style_guide.txt · Last modified: 2012/08/22 13:44 (external edit)