We’ve recently come across an agency that has “dedicated” their website to our website. Some call it stealing code… we prefer to take it lightly and call it “flattery”.
First of all we will not disclose the name of the website/web agency in order to “protect” their image (not that we should but…).
So let’s start on the striking “coincidences” between the 2 websites.
The case of: The first impressions
As you can see from the image above, the “first section” (both are singlepage websites — it’s curious!) is IDENTICAL. The only changes are:
- they removed our logo
- they photoshoped their logo onto our background (which they didn’t even bother to change the name of the file)
- they removed the “dots” overlay (I think they only forgot to copy the image, because the div and background image call is still there)
- they changed our orange into blue
- they translated the website from Portuguese/English into Spanish
The case of: The services offered
Ok… <irony>I’ll give them this</irony>. They bothered to change the order of things. And also changed the header font and aligned it to the center. That requires “a lot of work”.
The case of: Presenting their team
The case of: The awesomely designed 3D portfolio cards that we’ve seen before… somewhere
The case of: Even the footer? CMON!
and now just to end things off…
The case of: The “way too similar code”
and now one just for the “lulz”:
The question now is, do we ignore this and just have a good laugh and think:
“Hey someone really likes our website and wanted one just like it for them”
or do we think:
“Hey we put several days of work to make our website into our image on the internet and it is somewhat recognised, and now some guys who have spent 5 minutes “working”, copied our website and claim it as their own “work”
Well for now we have contacted them asking them to change their website, we’ll see how it goes.