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I looked for an image for decorating the main page of my website. I found a great image in Wikipedia. The license allows me to use the image, but, I must give credit to the creators (which includes their name and a link to their Flickr page).

My question is: what is the best way to give credit about the image, such that the page design will not be harmed?

In case it matters: my page is very simple - it contains only the image (floated right), a heading, a small amount of text, and some links. But, my question is more general and probably applies to many different websites.

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If it's already stated you must include their name and link, then are you asking a design orientated question? Maybe this is more suited to ux.stackexchange.com ? –  w3d Oct 31 '13 at 17:16
    
@w3d Maybe you are right. Can you migrate it to there? –  Erel Segal Halevi Oct 31 '13 at 17:52
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You may add a description in the alt text, and wrap the image in a link, like so:

<a href="http://www.creditedsite.com"><img src="http://www.creditedsite.com/img.jpg" alt="credits goes here"/></a>
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Does this satisfy the copyright requirements? –  Erel Segal Halevi Nov 1 '13 at 10:22
    
If you are really worried you can add a footnote under the image with visible text. It doesn't have to big, just barely readable. –  Erik Bergstedt Nov 1 '13 at 10:31
    
OK, that is what I finally did. –  Erel Segal Halevi Nov 1 '13 at 12:43
    
Yes, it's probably the best idea if the authors care about credits. But most people don't, really, regarding images. The internet is completely saturated with stolen images. –  Erik Bergstedt Nov 4 '13 at 8:23
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