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    GRAPHIC DESIGNER visualkreations's Avatar
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    Once and for all! how do you spell it "Web site" or "Website" ?

    I see it written like this "web site" and this "website" in many creditable sites.

    what is the official way?

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    It depends on which of the official sources you use. Some official sources specify one way and some official sources specify the other.
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    Thats just it...there is no official way.
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    http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/web&#37;20site

    We follow Merriam-Webster's guide in all of our writing.

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    Other equally official sources specify the other way so it all depends on which guide you follow as to which way you write it. The most important thing for any site is to pick one or the other and use it consistently for all such references on the site.
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    It also depends upon which competitors you want to butt heads with in the search engines. A google search for web site and one for website brings up some strikingly different results.
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    here's a good question to which nobody is capable of giving a concrete answer

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    Concrete answer:

    Both are officially valid depending on which guide you use as your official reference.
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    I don't think it matters as long as you are consistent.

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    I personally use website, because that's how I see it written the most.

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    Yep, I use website too as it saves me having to press the space bar and looks a bit cleaner.

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    A funny one.
    So do I.
    I use website but not web site.
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    Hello,

    Sometimes I spell it "web site" and usually "website"

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    I prefer to call it a "Web Presence"
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    website for me .. don't know why, maybe I've seen this written like that so many times. I am still picking up a lot of "habits" so I kinda imitate

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    I always used to use "Web site" consistently, two words with "Web" capitalized. Any other way just looked wrong.

    But over time I saw "website" used more and more. My clients almost always use website, one word, no capitalization. So recently I've tended to go that way.

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    "Web site " and "web master" - these two wordskeep me puzzled, personall I prefer to write them as a solid word, dunno why, just it looks better this way.

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    Where I work, we follow the Associated Press Stylebook. It uses Web site.

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    I prefer website myself. I think the two words alone can have more independent meanings, and displaying them as one brings about a faster recognition of the meaning in the brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvduval View Post
    I prefer website myself. I think the two words alone can have more independent meanings, and displaying them as one brings about a faster recognition of the meaning in the brain.
    My thoughts as well. Never use the separated version myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aken View Post
    My thoughts as well. Never use the separated version myself.
    One issue I have with the AP Stylebook is that it uses Web site and Web page but at the same time uses webcam, webcast, and webmaster. So not only does it have one word and two word differences, there's a capitalization difference. So while I go by those for work, personally I find myself doing the one word version of everything.

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    AP Style suggests Web site as the correct spelling - which is then accepted by most media. The reason the accepted version of Web site is different than webcam, etc. is because Web site and Web page are considered exceptions from Webster's spelling version as the others are not.

    Still odd though!

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    I did a snap survey around the office (me and 9 technophobes) and there was a 50/50 split between the 2 options. Although the guys who went with website as one word all said it was because that's the way they usually see it online.

    Personally I'm a website kinda guy.

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    website

    email (not E-mail)

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    Feels more like one word to me.


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