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What is the preferred way to write the name "LaTeX" on this site? A few questions use $\LaTeX$ in order to get the LaTeX name; however that looks wrong to me because it makes the letters italics, which isn't the case with the "proper" typeset name. You can get that name with $\mathrm{\LaTeX}$ which looks quite perfect (at least where LaTeX is enabled) but is a lot to type. And of course there exists the standard textual form LaTeX matching the name of the macro, and quite usual where you are restricted to pure text.

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Use whichever way you like best. Even when writing $\LaTeX$, post titles are searchable, so this has no disadvantage. I wouldn't bother too much trying to get it to look excellent: it doesn't look perfect when MathML rendering is used anyway (and I need to use MathML rendering, otherwise long posts are painfully slow to edit when they have formulae)

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