I’m developing an iOS app. At one of my screen the titles should be:
“4 videos in total” (intentionally lowercased).
What would be the right way to write it:
- 4 Videos In Total
- 4 Videos in Total
- 4 videos in total
Any help will be highly appreciated!
There’s an argument for supporting each stylistic choice,
- Capitalize every word for the sake of uniformity. This was more commonly the case in 19th-century book titles
- Prepositions in titles are often lower-cased. This tends to be the more popular option nowadays
- A heading is not the same as a title. The number of videos saved is not a title of an app, an article, story, song, or a book. That number will either increase or decrease according to each user. Only the first word (Four/4) needs to be capitalized
Capitalise the first word of the title, and all words within the title except articles (a/an/the), prepositions (to/on/for etc) and conjunctions
- The Last Mohican
- Far from the Madding Crowd
Headlines, journal articles, chapter titles and lecture titles
Only capitalise the first word, any proper nouns and the first word following a full stop/question mark/exclamation mark
- ‘Who speaks for climate? Making sense of media reporting on climate
- Rock rafts could be ‘cradle of life’
But in the end, this is not an issue concerning the English language per se but one of style, the app’s author is perfectly free to select whichever style they prefer.