I was doing some work the other day and client hit with this, "Do you think the website (i just made) is ugly." I said no, why would you say that, he went on to explain that I didnt add a my "Designed by x" link to it. My question is about those little "Designed by x" / "Website by x" links some people/companies add to websites they create. I think of web design as a service job and when i see a "Designed by x" links, it always seems unprofessional to me. They pay you to do a job not to promote yourself on their website, you dont see plumbers add a sticker with their face onto your facet when their done. Then again, artists do sign their paintings. My thinking is this: 1- Paid work - Link is NOT OK, unprofessional 2- Free / Charity Discount work - Link is OK 3- Personal or Related website - Link is OK What do you guys think?