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How do you do....it? Thread, Website Design in Technical; Stupid question but how does the copyrighting of a website work? Do you just put the symbol on or do ...
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    Re: Website Design

    Stupid question but how does the copyrighting of a website work?

    Do you just put the symbol on or do you have to register it?

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    Re: Website Design

    by law any work you do is copyrighted to you unless you sign a contract thats say work done is owned by person that employed you.

    you donthave to put copyrightnotice

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    Re: Website Design

    ...but you should put something like:

    © Copyright <name of company/person>. All rights reserved.

    just so the viewer is aware of it - as not everyone knows that any website is copyrighted by default.

    Nath.

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    Re: Website Design

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    by law any work you do is copyrighted to you unless you sign a contract thats say work done is owned by person that employed you.
    I think you might find it's a bit fiddly when you do work on a company's time and/or using their equipment.

    IIRC

    Andy

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    Re: Website Design

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    12Bay.com work in progress but I may scrap it and start again - gone off the design :?

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    Re: Website Design

    Quote Originally Posted by andy
    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    by law any work you do is copyrighted to you unless you sign a contract thats say work done is owned by person that employed you.
    I think you might find it's a bit fiddly when you do work on a company's time and/or using their equipment.

    IIRC

    Andy
    still in law anything wrote belongs to you is basis of copyright law...

    if you write/create something you own it unless you sign rights away which is why most contracts now have you sing the right away

    russ

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    Re: Website Design

    Few URLs on the topic:

    http://www.intellectual-property.gov...ect_rights.htm

    http://www.intellectual-property.gov...t/who_owns.htm

    Bit of a grey area:

    However, where such a work is made in the course of employment, the employer is the first owner of these rights, unless an agreement to the contrary has been made with the author. In some situations two or more people may be joint authors and/or joint owners of copyright.
    The term "made in the course of employment" could be open to interpretation depending on circumstances :?

    http://www.intellectual-property.gov.../more_faqs.htm

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    Re: Website Design

    for me, if it's a school website then it's copyright such and such a school full stop. for private/business websites I still say copyright that company or individual and then add a ....website design by..with a link
    beeswax

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    Re: Website Design

    Its going to sound terrible this... It isn't meant to cause offence....BUT

    Having had a look at several of the websites showcased on this site it is fairly clear that as a whole us techies are generaly CRAP at design!

    I wonder if its just that it is rare to be very visually creative and very techy at the same time?

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    Re: Website Design

    Quote Originally Posted by pshuttle
    Its going to sound terrible this... It isn't meant to cause offence....BUT

    Having had a look at several of the websites showcased on this site it is fairly clear that as a whole us techies are generaly CRAP at design!

    I wonder if its just that it is rare to be very visually creative and very techy at the same time?

    Pete
    How many car designers or other industrial designers do you know who have engineering degrees.

    Anyway it all depends what you mean by good design. If you just after eye candy with lots of showy Flash animations and convoluted navigation then yes perhaps eduGeeks are lacking.

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    Re: Website Design

    Quote Originally Posted by pshuttle
    Its going to sound terrible this... It isn't meant to cause offence....BUT

    Having had a look at several of the websites showcased on this site it is fairly clear that as a whole us techies are generaly CRAP at design!

    I wonder if its just that it is rare to be very visually creative and very techy at the same time?

    Pete
    I completely agree with you. I'm a perfectly adept techie but am hopeless at design and documentation.

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    Re: Website Design

    Quote Originally Posted by pshuttle
    Its going to sound terrible this... It isn't meant to cause offence....BUT

    Having had a look at several of the websites showcased on this site it is fairly clear that as a whole us techies are generaly CRAP at design!
    Pete
    very true I have the ideas etc but not the talent with graphics packages to put them in place. Frustrating

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    Re: Website Design

    Quote Originally Posted by pshuttle
    Its going to sound terrible this... It isn't meant to cause offence....BUT

    Having had a look at several of the websites showcased on this site it is fairly clear that as a whole us techies are generaly CRAP at design!

    I wonder if its just that it is rare to be very visually creative and very techy at the same time?

    Pete
    Yes I agree.

    Its weird how I can take a perfectly nice template which looks very professional and put my stuff on it and make it look rubbish.

    I've found a nice one now so I am doing another version.

    Thanks to the people who offered help.

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    Re: Website Design

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    Anyway it all depends what you mean by good design. If you just after eye candy with lots of showy Flash animations and convoluted navigation then yes perhaps eduGeeks are lacking.
    Well I do not see any good reason why a good functional (and technically very sophisticated) website should be visually poor/amatuerish. After all - lots of effort is often put into the backend!

    Perhaps we should hire some graphic designers for the CSS and layout hehe - do you think the school budget would stretch that far :P ?

    Pete

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    Re: Website Design

    On the topic of layout, I came across a great Open Source package for doing a blog style website called edupress. It's a doddle to download and install, but needs a server with Mysql and for a beginner (obviously not you lot) cpanel. Apparently it's a cut down version of wordpress. For an example of what it looks like have a look at http://thepcprofessor.co.uk/edupress You manage everything online so don't need ftp (except possibly to upload it in the first instance).

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