thanks for the replies guys, glad you like the menu. I’m glad it survived too as there was a period where i had to convince my boss to keep the style.
Definately no rip offs but plenty inspiration, not only in the design but wording and such. Specifically a pointer to the fullscreen button on the screencast posts was a Mr Coyier inspired moment.
Since the screencasts are done in such high quality though we really wanted to point it out to people that they could go fullscreen HD. So shamelessly it’s in there :)
( Thanks for that little gem Chris! ;p )