website addresses

Website addresses do not need the 'www.' prefix.

Do not add a full stop at the end, even if the address is the last item in the sentence.

 

For example:

Correct Incorrect
Visit  us at sja.org.uk Visit us at www.sja.org.uk

 

Website addresses can get complicated. Use the principles outlined in the table below on all material which is for use outside the organisation.

 

Use Don't use Explanation
sja.org.uk/
training
www.sja.org.uk/
training
There is no need for a trailing slash
sja.org.uk/
training

www.sja.org.uk/
raining/courses/
rs/firstaidatwork

 

Show only one directory level - the web team can create shortcuts for pages below that
sja.org.uk/
training
www.sja.org.uk/
training/default.asp
Automatically-generated hyperlinks are not necessary
sja.org.uk http://www.sja.org.uk/ Modern browsers reduce the need for 'http://'

 

See also 'email addresses'.

If a paragraph ends with an email or website address, then do not add a full stop.

 

whilst

Always replace with ‘while’; ‘whilst’ can sound old fashioned. ‘While’ is a more commonly used, plain English alternative. See also ‘amongst’.

 

 

 

 

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