I'm starting a web design web site and would like to add some quality links to interesting "stuff" to keep my visitors and to increase my content which _really_ needs to be padded at the moment. I just have a few questions hopefully the grizzled veterans here can help me out.
I am under the assumption that I don't need permission from the sites I would be linking to, but I have also heard differently in some cases. What is your opinion on this?
Also, can I get some advice on what interesting web sites I can have links too? I want them to be relevant to "things web", but I'm open to other subjects.
As far as I know you can add links that lead to any site without requesting that site's permission.
The only case when you will need a permission from them is when you are copying (completely or particially) the site's content -- text or graphic. In this case it would be better to familirize yourself with the terms of the specific site (in many situations all that is required is a reference to the source).