Giving credit on the web where it’s due
October 21, 2008
I’m currently working on a site that I’m very excited about for a number of reasons. I have been teamed up with some great and talented people. The client respects our work. And this site utilizes my SEO writing ability to the max. It’s a chance for me to show my stuff.
So, in a brief moment of selfishness, I asked the web developer if we could add a writing credit to the bottom. I was told that the only credit added is “Website designed by…”
Is this fair? Not to take away from designers and developers, but web writers put a lot of sweat equity into their projects too. Isn’t it possible that someone reading a particularly good site would want to know who wrote it, and how they can get in touch with that person?
I just did a quick search for “website credits” and found that there are actually sites that give credit to the whole team with a website credits link at the bottom of the page. I also checked my own site, and discovered that my web developer, Christine Rondeau at Bluelime Media didn’t even add her credit!
I think Christine should take credit for her work, as well as Barbara Bruener of Blue Citrus, who designed the site. And while we’re at it….I think I will add my name to the list.