Friday, February 24, 2006

Naming Styles

OK, here is a very quick tip. Here at KETIV Technologies, as we create new styles, we use the following naming convention... we will typically begin the names with an "underbar" followed by our company initials and then the more descriptive name of the style. For example a style for an existing alignment object would be something like...

_KT Ex Align

This will accomplish three things.

1. Our styles will float to the top of the styles collection (because they are listed alphabetically).

2. We will not confuse our styles with the commonly named styles of other users.

3. Users will know where the style that they have acquired originated.

Note: We also provide a detailed description within the style that includes the initials of the creator and the date of creation.

By John Rodriguez and Angel Espinoza

1 comment:

Dave Dixon said...

Wow, we're on the same page here. I thought of this same naming standard for our office too as we move forward in creating our styles. Yes, I like how the user-created styles float to the top and separate themselves from the Autodesk-created styles. Even if we copy and modify one of the styles from out-of-the-box, we'll rename it using the same name but with the underbar as a prefix.

It's good to see that I'm on the same wavelength as the experts.