Are names of drugs capitalized?
An example of a generic drug, one used for diabetes, is metformin. A brand name for metformin is Glucophage. (Brand names are usually capitalized while generic names are not.) A generic drug, one used for hypertension, is metoprolol, whereas a brand name for the same drug is Lopressor.
You could apply the same reasoning for Web (World Wide Web) as opposed to any "web". Although there is still the debate about Web site vs. "website" ;) If you consider proper noun as referring to "specific people, places, or things", Internet and "the Web" do qualify for their capitalize letter.
- A website is such a common everyday thing that it would seem odd that the only term describing it is hyphenated or two words, one capitalized. Originally, of course, there was the World Wide Web. Therefore, people thought, the term “Web site” was the proper usage.
- In the planning stage and once the website is complete, all costs are expensed as incurred; however, in the development stage of the website, guidance isn't as clear. As the site is developing, costs to develop any application software in the website are capitalized, but other costs are expensed.
- A web page or webpage is a document commonly written in HyperText Markup Language (HTML) that is accessible through the Internet or other network using an Internet browser. A web page is accessed by entering a URL address and may contain text, graphics, and hyperlinks to other web pages and files.
An Internet address is only case sensitive for everything after the domain name. For example, it does not matter if you use uppercase or lowercase with "computerhope.com," it still reaches the same page. However, when typing the name of the page, file, or directory in the URL, it is case sensitive.
- A URL for HTTP (or HTTPS) is normally made up of three or four components:
- A scheme. The scheme identifies the protocol to be used to access the resource on the Internet.
- A host. The host name identifies the host that holds the resource.
- A path.
- A query string.
- Create a hyperlink to a location on the web
- Select the text or picture that you want to display as a hyperlink.
- On the Insert tab, click Hyperlink. You can also right-click the text or picture and click Hyperlink on the shortcut menu.
- In the Insert Hyperlink box, type or paste your link in the Address box.
- To search the web and send links with snippets easily in Gmail:
- Make sure Google Search is enabled (see below).
- Click in the Web Search entry field.
- Type the desired search term.
- Hit Enter.
- Hover with the mouse over the desired search result.
- Click the down arrow that appears.
URL – all capitals. It's an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator. HTML – when used in text to refer to the markup language, capitalize all the letters. It's an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language.
- Two words, not capitalized. offline, online—One word, no hyphen, not capitalized. PDF—Abbreviation for portable display format. Write "It is available as a PDF file," not "It is available as a PDF."
- African American (no hyphen) black (not capitalized) white (not capitalized) Hispanic, Chicano, Latino, or Latina (Latino if gender is unknown or known to be male; Latina if known to be female)
- Job titles used before an individual's name are capitalized. Formal titles are those the denote a scope of authority, professional rank or academic rank: professor, judge, mayor, doctor, king, emperor. Remember, they're capitalized when used with a proper name, but not when used alone.
Updated: 12th October 2018