Web Design Theft

Couldn’t they have at least done a good job when they decided to steal our design? Is that too much to ask?

I used to enjoy browsing the websites of designers I admired, browsing their portfolios and learning what I could from others better than myself. I often draw inspiration from many different websites when starting my own design projects. Cameron Moll authored an article entitled, “Good Designers Copy, Great Designers Steal.” Well, he didn’t mean it like it sounds, but some people must have taken him literally – like this company.

I think we might be a little more flattered had they done something with the design. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. We kept trying to feel flattered, but the more we looked, poked, and prodded, the more we wanted to vomit. If you are going to steal a design you should steal it well, or at least try to improve upon it. Yet these creativity starved people could not do a single thing to improve upon the design.

I always wondered how it would feel to have someone copy us. Too bad it had to be these jokers. It is still flattering, but not near as flattering as it could have been. I always envisioned a high-class interpretation of the site, well thought out, and tightly executed… Oh well, better luck next time.

In spite of the terrible execution and blatant rip off the worst part is that they were too stupid to take out our Google Analytics code! Can you believe that? That is the only way I was able to find them &ndash they showed up in my statistics. Otherwise I don’t think I would have found them so soon.

So, if you are in the mood for some fun you could always drop them a line and harass them. It would be much appreciated. Until next time.

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