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    Hey guys,

    I was looking through css-mania for some inspiration and I came across this guy’s website and immediately I noticed he’s ripped a lot of ideas from Elliot Jay Stocks. It’s not an exact duplicate but take a look for yourselves, it’s quite obvious for example the navigation, font, portfolio preview are pretty much direct dups.

    He doesn’t even link to Elliot in the list of people whom he admires / follows etc !!

    What are your thoughts?

    Also, I’ve spotted this site as well:


    Imitation is the highest form of flattery. So what if he was heavily inspired by the site? He didn’t duplicate it, he just took what he liked from it and used it in his own design.

    When I hear a band do a catchy but substantial pop riff, I don’t immediately say "Man, these guys are just totally ripping off The Beatles."


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    Is there similarity? Most certainly. I don’t think there’s enough to warrant a straight "rip" though. Heavily inspired? Yup, double yup.

    Same site as the one talked about here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5610

    Gonna get lots of hits today! haha

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