Ask DN: How do you sign your work?

over 8 years ago from , Co-founder at Simian

Some website makers leave a simple "Made by X" link to a portfolio; others leave something in the lines of "Lovingly crafted with WordPress and lots of coffee by X in beautiful downtown Oakland, CA".

Some people include have a "site credits" page or section in their apps and websites. How do you guys and gals do it?


  • Matt VMatt V, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    I don't add a "made by matt" link. I feel that if my work is suitable for the client, the client will tell people about it. It can be useful to get your name out there, but if you do good work then it will come naturally. Word of mouth is king!

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    • Ivan Vásquez, over 8 years ago

      Interesting point. So you don't sign your work at all? some people leave a comment in the source code, something that a client won't see but that fellow designers or developers will.

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      • Matt VMatt V, over 8 years ago

        The source code trick is a really, good idea. I might start doing that. To me, I feel that adding a "Made By Name" takes away from the professionalism of the design. A source code signature is like a signature on a painting. Really interesting idea.

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