How to find out who made a website

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How to find out who made a website
It's not difficult to find out who made a website. (Internet image by Holger B. from Fotolia.com)

A website's design is one of the most important feature of an Internet page. There are several easy steps that can help you identify the creator of a website. Knowing who created the website can help you either learn from the designer or allow you to contact the creator to develop your own website.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open a web browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.

  2. 2

    Type the website address in the address bar at the top of the Web browser.

  3. 3

    Scroll to the bottom of the website and look for the text "created by" or "copyrighted." The name that follows those terms is usually that of the website's creator. If the bottom of the website does not have this, proceed to the next step.

  4. 4

    Right-click on the Web page. Select "View Page Source." Search for an author in the code. If there is no author listed, proceed to the next step.

  5. 5

    Go to the Creator Finder website (see References for link). Enter the website's address into the search box to find the creator of the site. If there is no result, proceed to the next step.

  6. 6

    Go to the DomainTools website (see References for link). Enter the website's address into the search box to look up the owner of the site. E-mail the owner of the site to find the creator of the website.

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