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WebSite Ripoffs

Published on December 29, 2004
By Pete Freitag

While reading java.blogs I found a site ( I'm not going to link to it) that looked very familiar. The site is an obvious ripoff of They even went so far as to rotate the Macromedia logo sideways to use as a bullet. On sub pages the Macromedia logo is upside down at the bottom of the page.

What gets me is that the guy has links to art projects, so he probably has some ability to create a somewhat original design.

There is a web site that features ripoffs at:

WebSite Ripoffs was first published on December 29, 2004.

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I really dont think this guy "ripped" off macromedia, although his use of the macromedia logo is sort of strange. In dreamweaver it gives you the template of this site, and he has just modified that. It comes bundled with every version of dreamweaver mx 2004 (maybe just mx, im not sure) I actually use this same design for one of my sites. This really isnt a rip, macromedia gave this template to them. In fact if you use editcss in the webdeveloper extension for firefox youll find a copyright to macromedia in there.
by Ryan Guill on 12/29/2004 at 3:49:44 PM UTC
have a favorite site I visit online and they post design rip-offs, I recommend you post yours their as well.

let others know of these idiots..and maybe people will think twice before proceeding again.

Take care and good luck with the battle.
by Sandy on 01/15/2006 at 7:03:19 PM UTC