Have you thought about making the weather alerts all lowercase instead of uppercase? I know the data comes in all uppercase but it’s difficult to read like that. Too bad it isn’t true mixed-case.
Here’s the options:
- Leave it uppercase.
- Use Lower-case. The easiest option.
- Use Sentence-case. Ignore the proper nouns at least apply capitals based on punctuation.
Here’s an example of all three - which is easiest for you to read?:
THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BETWEEN 6 AND 8 PM IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY AND BETWEEN 7 AND 9 PM EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE.
the snow is expected to develop between 6 and 8 pm in the shenandoah valley and between 7 and 9 pm east of the blue ridge.
The snow is expected to develop between 6 and 8 pm in the shenandoah valley and between 7 and 9 pm east of the blue ridge.
And some food for thought: Typographers recommend avoiding uppercase for long text because people read by words by shape, not letter-by-letter. Because uppercase text lacks the ascenders and descenders of the lowercase letters, we loose much of the word shape - slowing us down.