An industry design veteran who has successfully conquered both coasts, Drew Stauffer combines innovation with web standards to bring a blend of usability and creative vision to every project. As Director of Development for Wildfire Productions and CEO of Alibi Productions, Drew leaves no development stone unturned. He has published many articles on web standards and has been featured on WebProNews and Google News, and his companies count The Hyatt, BMW, and Michelin among their many satisfied clients.
Posted on Saturday, August 18, 2007
I’m all for looking at other designers for inspiration in my own work, but I always try and take an “idea” from another designer…never the actual design.
I received a comment on my wildfire blog and naturally I wanted to check out who was nice enough to take the time. The second I saw the design I said, “that aint dan.” Dan Cederholm, a designer that I have tremendous respect for and consistently research his code has an outstanding portfolio. Naturally other people tend to steal his work and try to pass it off as their own. One day I spent an hour on Flickr reading an arugument about a company that blatantly stole Dan’s logo, but that’s a different story.
Anyways, I followed the link from the nice comment and this is what I found.
Dan Cederholm and Dan Benjamin launched Cork’d in 2005 and this new domain looks like it was created just a few months ago.
Looking at the code, you can see that they didn’t even remove parts of the code from the Cork’d website they just commented it out. This is a blatant ripoff.
I urge you to take a look at both of these sites and see what you think. You can see their urls in the images.