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Stealing is a form of flattery

3 years ago from , Product Designer at Ora.pm

My product page Ora.pm have inspired an entire landing page for another similiar product Now... my soul is not pure I have been influenced by many stuff I have seen all over the web but checkout the features page - Imgur . These icons are not that good and some of them are not my own creation. I was actually planning on redoing them. But heck if they are good enough to be stolen maybe I shouldn't.

Anyways just wanted to tell whoever did that that I am flattered :)

21 comments

  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 3 years ago

    I didn't spot any true rippoff.

    13 points
    • Vasil Enchev, 3 years ago

      Allow me to apply exibit n. 2 - the illustrations inside the app and then the original by Meg Robichaud I asked Meg, she said she did not draw those.

      1 point
      • Cory MalnarickCory Malnarick, 3 years ago

        meg inspired the illustrations in the app, for sure, but it wasn't ripped off. I think ripping off is copying something 1 to 1, and there are subtle differences that reveal a separate designer saw Meg's work and said "Hm, I'm going to play with that."

        Granted, there's a swath of gray area between ripping off and getting inspired by, which is certainly a prominent apex for contention, and will continue to be as long as people are making things for money.

        0 points
  • Julian H, 3 years ago

    They're also heavily influenced by Trello it seems.

    5 points
  • Ryan MackRyan Mack, 3 years ago

    I don't see it. If anything your page looks like it was inspired by some elements on Front and their logo too.

    3 points
  • Account deleted 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

    I dont really see it. All product landing pages look similar to this.

    Edit - just saw the icons. Okay... you may have a point.

    2 points
    • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, 3 years ago

      Assuming they are unique icons and not from a set. I see nothing that identifies them either way and find it hard to believe they would "steal" just the .svg files to reuse them on their site. I could be wrong though it does sound far fetched.

      0 points
      • Taylor PalmerTaylor Palmer, 3 years ago

        Even the titles beneath the icons are the same, though.

        0 points
        • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, 3 years ago

          They're similar, not the same. Since the two have similar functionality, assuming they used a third party icon system, it makes sense this might happen. A clock is a clock, and if the icon set only has one clock then that's what gets used for time tracking/track time.

          1 point
      • Vasil Enchev, 3 years ago

        Half of the icons are my doing , yes.

        0 points
  • Sujan SundareswaranSujan Sundareswaran, 3 years ago

    I agree with most others on this thread— both these pages are generic, and don't really see the problem here. It's like two people who bought the same car, that's it.

    2 points
  • Mark O'NeillMark O'Neill, 3 years ago

    If it makes you feel any better, your site is way nicer.

    2 points
  • Andrew Michael ToddAndrew Michael Todd, 3 years ago

    Did you invent the landing page?

    2 points
  • Gabriel Sturk, 3 years ago

    I'm sorry but I've seen plenty more sites that looks more like you ripped off than the other way around.

    1 point
  • Rory Smyth, 3 years ago

    They don't look aesthetically similar at all. Am I missing something? The icons looks like something from the material icon set. A label representing labels. A calendar representing time. That's so generic. No one owns that.

    1 point
  • G Juchault, 3 years ago

    I guess people out there saying that they don't see it didn't click on the links, it looks obvious how they did copy (I wouldn't say "steal" as you still have your own design ;) ). Anyway, why don't you kindly ask them to hire a designer ?

    0 points
  • Adham DannawayAdham Dannaway, 3 years ago

    I'll take your plagiarism example and raise you one ;-) http://www.adhamdannaway.com/blog/web-design/imitation-truly-is-the-sincerest-form-of-flattery

    0 points
  • Dylan OpetDylan Opet, 3 years ago

    It is a form of flattery but definitely, you nailed even a better landing page to be honest. This is fine! Good designers copy, great designers 'steal.'

    0 points