Be nice. Or else.
My mistake, Jon, I wrote Oskar when replying to you. Oskar is the person who created this thread.
The credit for authors on Visual Hierarchy is right at the top of the product page for quite some time now. Truth to be told, they didn’t have it for around 2 months, but back then there were only 2 authors that went uncredited. Now there are 30 something, all credited, if I counted right.
I agree that Visual Hierarchy’s about page is not best one and the design in general needs improvement.
I had the same concern about their costumer testimonials. They said that they were real. Some of them (those that have photos too) seem real.
UI8's about page leads you to believe they are a design studio making those products you see on the site. The old page the same (before October 2015): http://i.imgur.com/8IQKjfc.png
They've only recently added on their site the statement that they're a marketplace.
New homepage - November 2015, marketplace mention) And the old homepage (September 2015, no marketplace mention): http://i.imgur.com/goZaP2e.jpg
Old product page (same product, author not credited): http://i.imgur.com/O7dfh5C.jpg New product page (same product, author credited): http://i.imgur.com/jA5vx0q.png It was enough for people just like you to believe that they are creating all those products.
So much for business ethics, right?
Imagine if you learned that the only thing that Apple created by itself was the Mac. The iPhone, the iPad, the iPod were all designed and developed by different companies. To be clear, not outsourced, not exclusive. Designed and developed by other companies not related in any way with Apple.
And you didn’t know anything about it, because Apple took credit and build its fantastic brand and 600 billion market cap letting you believe that they created those products. The same happened here. UI8 misled people just like you to believe that they created all the products.
I don’t know about you, but to me it does not seem right.
HonestIy, I prefer not to discuss the shady business part. As the above came to light, so will that too eventually. And will be told by a different person rather than me.
Be nice. Or else.
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