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Whilst I encourage viewing source and seeing how it works (hey, we all learnt our trade that way!), and of course following my tutorial on Vitamin, please don't steal my code and graphics wholesale, Ingenia.

 

UPDATE: Three hours later, their vines are gone.

Ripped my front page site content, and is publishing as their own.

If I had stumbled across this site today, I would thought hey, they're clearly taking heavy inspiration from Bright Creative, a little too much even, but I'll let it go.

 

That is, if this weren't the same site that was a direct copy right before this 'redesign' launched. The same site who I emailed two months ago to point out I had noticed the ripoff. The same site that held me at bay over the past two months while they 'worked on a redesign' so their client 'wouldn't lose money in the mean time'.

 

The shop responsible, Web + Grafik was also caught lifting their own portfolio site from Deluge Studios in Memphis, and appears to have taken it down after I mentioned it to them.

 

Hey Mike Whitney of Web + Grafik: if you do stuff like this on the internet, people find out.

I'm not even going to ask... if it looks familiar.

Above: our about page

 

Below: daynger.com's about page

 

That's some marvelous body copy! (In both senses of the word.) Whoever did Mr Mayfield hire to write his about page? Give that man a raise.

 

Honestly, I always thought these talentless, unethical pirates were a little cleverer, but it turns out: not so much.

 

"But!" you may interject, "He added an underline to the headline, swapped 'OnWired' for 'Daynger' and changed the list from a bold, rich orange to a pale, vomit-looking color completely unrelated to the palette! Surely that constitutes a totally new creative work, derived independently from the original, no?"

 

To which I reply: "Touche."

Joomla? Joomla?!?

 

Blech. At least he went to the trouble of changing the contact email from "sayhi@onwired.com" to "sayhi@daynger.com". Poor sap couldn't figure out my javascript in the Portfolio section, though... if he had any talent, I presume, he wouldn't have ripped off someone else's design to start with.

 

Classy Original: onwired.com

Blatant Copy: daynger.com

 

UPDATE: Did a little write-up here: That Didn't Take Long

From an aesthetic point of view, I sort of understand ripping off a talented designer like Dan. People like him produce lovely work, and wanting that for yourself can be a serious temptation. It's still wrong and I don't condone it for an instant, but I kind of get the motivation.

 

But why anyone would do a complete site theft of a half-assed design like mine-- changing only the copyright notice and some telephone prefixes and then commenting out just enough stuff on the home page to break the layout-- utterly mystifies me.

Some French bloke likes our work so much, he stole the whole website! Freel free to email him your thoughts.

No, your eyes don't deceive you - elliotjaystocks.com has had its first rip-off! Check out the criminal at www.digart.pl/zoom/867053/kafejka_cyberpl.html

Original: www.autodemontageverwijst.nl

Copyright: Expanism Webdesign, www.expanism.nl

 

Ripped by: (link has been removed because the rip-off has been removed from their website :)

If you're going to try plagiarize my work, at least don't end up in my referrer logs like this twat!

Look familiar? Discovered because they used our analytics script intact and showed up in our logs. They even named their file "onwired.css." Classy, no?

 

Here's the offender: green.net.pl

SITE RIP!!!

 

This site (http://www.nuarmy.com/) is a blatant rip-off of KeepsMeSane (http://www.keepsmesane.co.uk/)

Original: www.autodemontageverwijst.nl

Copyright: Expanism Webdesign, www.expanism.nl

 

Ripped by: (link has been removed because the rip-off has been removed from their website :)

www.marksonpianos.com/

 

If you don't know why this is here, you won't care anyway, but this should give you a clue: alistapart.com .

 

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My this looks mighty familiar. o_O;

 

www.earthbound-ro.com/

 

* Presses send on the cease & desist email.

 

Update: His response to my C&D: "Hey, I am not removing anything, I got this website made for me I didn’t create it my self, I paid good money for it, so sorry I’m not removing it."

 

Accurate Tennis Courts completely copied the site Fast-Dry.com for the design and the complete code.

 

Some people feel "ownership" of what they encounter over the Internet: the work of others. Yesterday I found someone (Here) who completely stole my website design, and very badly, not only has some links unchanged, but he's so mediocre that wrote things like: "Finally my page comes online after a lot of work..." or "I love my job..." and "So expect some new work, be it Grafic Design, Photography or Webdesign!"

Unbelievable!

ibm.com

 

webroot.com

  

arrrrrgh! webroot be pirates matey.

Original (www.newinphilly.com) on the left

Rip (www.lostinusa.net) on the right

The Mike Poss site has been doing the rounds for a very long time.. a few weeks ago, along comes a dude with a very similar name, Mike Kus, seemingly getting some good exposure for his 'style', with fellow designers even calling it "his style", much to my dismay. About time someone called it out really.

What a great portfolio piece for them!

Now this one is just silly - vmixx.com have actually used the SAME images... including the one that features my name!

Stolen by Eric Wood of Moon Viper

Unbelievable. Umar Salman, the same guy behind the blatant rip of my personal site - see www.flickr.com/photos/elliotjaystocks/2239032452/ ) - also created this: a very clear rip of carsonified.com and futureofwebapps.com/roadtrip

Hasn't this happened before?

flickr.com/photos/avalonstar/501723094/

 

Apparently history can repeat itself, even if the site that was ripped doesn't exist anymore. The designer who ripped me the first time is now scamming other owners by using a rip of the 3rd verison of Nyxsis, again.

 

www.realms-ro.com/

 

This time I'm going to find out who he is.

Some French bloke likes our work so much, he stole the whole website! Freel free to email him your thoughts.

Yet another rip-off of elliotjaystocks.com. I don't think the similarities need pointing out. And if you're in any doubt about where that background image came from, compare www.hollisterbay.com/wp-content/themes/holliterbay/images... to elliotjaystocks.com/siteWideAssets/images/presentation/bo...

Yet another rip-off of elliotjaystocks.com. What's interesting about this one is that he even goes so far as to rip the *portfolio* section as well. I wonder if the work in the portfolio is actually his? And if you're in any doubt about where that background image came from, compare www.hollisterbay.com/wp-content/themes/holliterbay/images... to elliotjaystocks.com/siteWideAssets/images/presentation/bo...

He states in his post that he made a homemade translation of my Freelance Tips, and that is great; however he did not ask me for permission to translate and post on HIS blog.

It's not a rip-off, but stealing my background image and changing the hue does not make for an original piece of work.

While it's not strictly a "rip" (e.g. he's changed images, colors and typography) the layout, sidebar links, footer, etc. are a bit more than inspired by SuperfluousBanter.org.

 

See this screenshot for comparison.

Another rrrip - Joel Delane, you lazy ass.

 

I suppose this is to be expected when your background is duplicated (without permission) in a tutorial for a perfectly centered portfolio.

"this site was stolen from justinhileman.com

 

never trust a "designer" who can't even create their own site"

Good grief. Based on the stylesheet IDs, I'd say this was ripped off about one year ago. Ugh.

 

Oh, AND THAT'S MY LOGO, GIRL. You can just send restitution via PayPal. Thanks.

 

Ripper: hanyi329.go1.icpcn.com/

Ripped off: flickr.com/photos/jaredigital/238134450/in/set-7215759427...

It is always nice when someone totally steals your site design. Going through my Mint statistics today I came across something called Ideate Plus - I almost fell off my chair. I am in the process of sending a cease and desist order to Melissa Armstrong... she does not even bother to change my text!

Blatant ExpressionEngine ripoff... Compare the original with the not so original version.

Looks like someone decided it would be fun to ripoff my MAMEintosh.com website. Check out the full size version. Original is on the left, rip on the right. Bastards!

 

To make matters worse the individual also decided to release a theme based on my site - ggxkk.com/blog/show-67-1.html.

screenshot of a site that stole my blog layout :(

 

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