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I am a freelancer, and currently designing the website for a startup. I was wondering if there are any guidelines which talk about incorporation of the designer's information in the website.

On which page/section should, if at all, the "designed by X firm" be displayed?

For that matter, how to best display "attributed to .." information, if using multiple assets?

closed as off-topic by DasBeasto, Evil Closet Monkey, JohnGB Sep 30 '15 at 0:45

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    I'm sorry, but this is not a UX question, it seems to be more related to designing your site. Start by looking at their company's design guidelines (if they have those already). In general, it's quite common to put it in the lower-right corner (doesn't mean it's prohibited from putting it somewhere else...). Putting it on each page makes sense if you want people to find the "creator". I also use it to figure out how outdated a site is, e.g. (c) 2008 ... – Xabre Sep 29 '15 at 14:02
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    Agreed with @Xabre, not really a UX question this is more of a design question. – DasBeasto Sep 29 '15 at 14:03
  • Most professional sites do not show this info. If you're donating your time to help a project, then typically the footer near the copyright info. – nightning Sep 29 '15 at 16:11
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    humans.txt – thunderblaster Sep 29 '15 at 18:56
  • After thinking about this, I disagree with the comments, this is a question with several UX implications (I voted to close it, sadly can't roll back) – Devin Sep 29 '15 at 20:47
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This should be weighed on how much exposure you are trying to generate. If the goal is to provide proof that you were the one that produced the website and/or hopefully pull some of that companies clients to you as potential future customers, then that is definitely one way to do it.

If you're looking for a more discrete way of signing your work, i'd suggest using a humans.txt file.

  • Thanks! This is great. Didn't know about this. – naivecitizen Sep 30 '15 at 8:49

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