The following are the typical cases where commas are to be used on Tuts+. Consider each example carefully.
Lists of items:
- You’ll need a pair of scissors, two rolls of tape, and a trash bag.
- Click the round, blue button in the corner.
- The end result should be a gorgeous, hand-crafted typeface.
Before conjunctions linking independent clauses:
- There are many ways to build a website, so do your research and choose wisely.
After introductory words or phrases:
- Before we begin, let's review what we learned last week.
- This is not, however, always going to be the case.
Around non-essential clarifying phrases:
- HTML, the backbone of the web, is a markup language.
- Vector artwork, which is infinitely scaleable, is ideal for icon design.
Dates and addresses:
- The new site will launch on 1 January, 2015.
- The conference will take place in Phoenix, Arizona.
Addressing someone directly:
- Chris, when did you first learn CSS?
- We’re asking you, our readers, to vote for your favorite design.