Talk:Style guide

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Please note before contributing to this Talk page[edit]

This is the page for discussion of the Wikipedia article Style guide, which covers the subject of style guides in general. Discussion of Wikipedia's own style guide does not belong here, but in Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style. Barnabypage 18:45, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

practiced --> practised[edit]

Hang on, isn't this written in US English? Please read WP:ENGVAR. Tony (talk) 13:23, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

In January 2011 Eeepy14 proposed that List of style guides be merged into Style guide. No rationale was provided. Trevj (talk) 08:51, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose From what I can tell, they are distinct articles. No rationale is provided at present. Other editors have yet to comment. --Trevj (talk) 08:53, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose One is a list, the other should be about style guides in general. HTML2011 (talk) 19:18, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Fixed: Misplaced information about "Dr. D. Sundar Ram"[edit]

As of this post, there is some biographical data about a Dr. D. Sundar Ram inserted at the top of this wiki page. It doesn't fit with the article on style guides at all. However, I cannot see it on the edit page to remove it. (It does show up when viewing the page's source, of course. But, of course, I can't edit that directly!) I've copied and pasted the text from the article (below) to show where the text is.

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Style guide

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For Wikipedia's own style guide, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style.

Dr. D. Sundar Ram Personal details Born 18 September 1960 (age 52)

             Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Nationality Indian Spouse(s) Bharathi Sundar Children 2 (1 daughter and 1 son) Residence Plot No.11, Sri Venkata Sai Nilayam,

             Thummalagunta,SV University Post, 
             Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

Alma mater Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati Occupation Professor, Researcher and Social Worker Website www.agrasri.org.in

A style guide or style manual is a set of standards for the writing and design of documents, either for general use or for a specific publication, organization or field. The implementation of a style guide provides uniformity in style and formatting within a document and across multiple documents.

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EDIT: Fixed. Since the text on the edit page didn't include the Dr. D. Sundar Ram information, and the preview didn't include the Dr. D. Sundar Ram information, I resubmitted that text as a new edit. I have no idea why the Dr. D. Sundar Ram information appeared or why I could not edit it. Here's a screenshot.


Xxiggy (talk) 22:12, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Notice and request for participation[edit]

There is an RfC a Requested move in which the participation of editors/watchers of this article would be greatly appreciated:

Thank you. --Lightbreather (talk) 22:46, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

It was an RfC, but I realized this is the appropriate process. Lightbreather (talk) 05:02, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

House style in illustration[edit]

House style redirects here, but this article doesn't cover that concept as it applies to illustration. Companies that produce comics and animation often have a house style that's used in their published work, so that not only are specific characters such as Bugs Bunny or Archie Andrews drawn the same way, but other characters, settings, etc are drawn consistently. Some of this is a reflection of corporate identity (it isn't covered there either) but it's closer in spirit and practice to the use of a writing style guide. -Jason A. Quest (talk) 16:19, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Hearing no further input, I've changed the redirect into a disambig page. -Jason A. Quest (talk) 19:04, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Sizes section list[edit]

Shouldn't the list items be followed instead by a mere comma, considering the list itself lacks any commas? Otherwise, the semi-colons are technically being used incorrectly. o.o Just want(ed) to ask before changing them. ~ gotjane 00:49, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

It's because the list items are freehanging. There's wide precedent for such use. But freehanging list items don't really need any terminal punctuation (and that is the more common style), so I'll just delete them. Quercus solaris (talk) 23:45, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Use of 'cascade' in 1.1[edit]

I don't think this usage is correct or clear.Does the smaller object cascade into the larger? I will edit unless there are objections. DavidCh0 (talk) 07:36, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

No, it is already correct as is. It is already explained at the top of the section. The concept is directly analogous to Cascading Style Sheets, where inline styles in HTML cascade over CSS styles. For example, is Heading 1 element (h1) italic or not italic? If CSS instructs that it is italic, but inline style instructs that it is not italic, the inline wins. The same principle is at work on the human-readable level of style guides. If a project style sheet says "Use APA style unless otherwise indicated," then the editor edits to APA style except for the exceptions defined in the project style sheet (say, for example, that APA hyphenates a certain term but the editorial office of journal XYZ prefers open styling for it). Quercus solaris (talk) 00:58, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
In your example the italic specified in the Cascading Style Sheet cascades over HTML inline styles, unless the inline style specifies that it is not italic. The word cascade implies top to bottom, larger to smaller. Think waterfall. This is why I find the analogy confusing, and why I think the references to cascading and web design need to be removed. DavidCh0 (talk) 11:40, 21 July 2016 (UTC)