It’s been a whole year (well 13 months to be precise) since I left my full time job to follow my dream to become a full time freelance Web Designer. There have been ups and downs in my first year in business and I thought it would be helpful to share my experiences to help other budding freelance newbies.
I recently decided to get some consistency in the footer links I was adding to the website I designed and coded. I wasn’t sure whether to use “designed by”, “built by”, “developed by” etc. so I created a post on forrst.com asking fellow designers and developers their thoughts. I was expecting a general consensus and I got quite the opposite. Most comments advised against using the links and there was some real snobbery about the use of footer links.