Online Writing tip: Type one space after a full stop

  • 22 November 2019

A timely reminder from Contented re full stops and spaces. This drives me crazy as I am always removing extra spaces in clients' online copy - email newsletters and website content.

After the full stop at the end of a sentence, type one space. Not two.

One space looks right and feels right and is right.

In the olden days, when typewriters ruled, people were trained to type two spaces after a full stop. That looked right on a typewritten document, but it looks wrong on anything you write electronically.

Some people still type two spaces and advise colleagues to do the same. Don't let this obsolete habit persist.

Contented are also responsible for the book 'Write Me a Web Page, Elsie' - how to write fresh, findable content for web sites, intranets and social media.

A hardback version is available, check it out.

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