I got accused of “stealing” something today.

This is the aside home page:

and this is the Mike Industries home page:

See the similarity?

But do you also see the difference?

And no, I did not seek Mike’s permission because I did not think I was ripping his design.

And what about all those people who’ve “stolen” Mike’s idea of having the harbor image on his blog – that changes according to the time of the day?

6 comments

  1. Hi, it’s Mike. I just saw this for the first time.

    Just curious… what are you talking about with regards to “all those people who’ve “stolen” Mike’s idea of having the harbor image on his blog – that changes according to the time of the day”

    I have never seen that done on any other blog, but maybe I’m just missing it.

  2. Hi Mike, Just a couple of days back I landed onto a blog that had the same header as yours – of a different city though – sorry, I don’t remember the blog anymore and my history doesn’t show it.

    And I had sent you an e-mail when I launched my website telling you that you’d inspired me and I’d be copying your homepage layout – I did not hear back and since the design wasn’t a rip-off I went ahead with the website.

  3. Hey James!
    Well I no-longer know whether to take that seriously or take is as a joke – honestly. I’m tired of the non-controversy – expecially after Mike’s mentioned via e-mail that the website doesn’t bother him – gracious-enough of him.

    So yes, I did not ask his permission and now I’m doomed am I?
    Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

    [ I like the header on your website / blog – but I’m not getting inspired just yet 🙂 ]

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