New-er to design – about ready to publish my first site. However, I am wondering what to put in the footer – in regards to legal information. What exactly do I put down there for the client? and why?
Thanks in advance.
The design of the site might be an issue and is more complicated than slapping a copyright symbol on it. Such as, you can’t copyright CSS or HTML and since CSS is what is behind most of the design, you’re pretty much screwed. However, there have been legal cases (one which you can find on Wikipedia under “Trade Dress”) regarding stealing a website’s design.
If it’s artwork, I’d suggest to your client that he/she registers it.