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File Naming Conventions

1. Naming files & folders

  • File names should always use lower-case characters.
  • File names should never contain spaces or special characters, e.g., $, # @. Instead of spaces, underscores or hypens should be used to name files.

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    check yes styleguide/file-naming-4.html

    no styleguide/file naming 4.html

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  • HTML files should use the .html extension, NOT .htm

2. Folder hierarchy conventions

  • Images should be stored in a folder labeled 'images'.
  • Stylesheets should be stored in a folder labeled 'css'.