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You Know You Have Arrived…

Robyn & I discussed awhile back when one of her blog designs was stolen that you know you have arrived when someone does that to you. Well, today is my day.

This site is my main design here and this one is my design at Pixelog. The appropriate people have been notified (namely the site owner and the hosting company). It amuses me to know end that on the blog site they actually left the comments linked to my site! Wow, now THAT is some creative coding!

Come on people. We strive to have unique designs and layouts. It is so upsetting to see someone steal them. If you need help – ask. Hire someone to create something unique for you. But don’t just take the code. That’s just not cool.

Update: The owner of the sites wrote me back with an apology (and they wrote to Jennifer too, since she designed Pixelog.) The sites have been removed and all is right in the world.

Someone asked how I found the sites in the first place – Blogomania offers a variety of stats for the hosting accounts, and I was reviewing the “Latest Visitors” stats and the site owner was directly linking to my images for the background, so it was showing up there.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

20 replies on “You Know You Have Arrived…”

It sucks doesn’t it? I guess to some people originality is a dead concept. But it appears the pages have been removed from the thief’s server already so at least the free hosting company has taken action.

At least those people took their sites down and apologized… I had a guy steal my stuff one time and then try to say that he wasn’t in the wrong. He was taking my design and IMPROVING on it. Ha!

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