they say when someone mimics you, you should consider it the sincerest form of flattery. i have to agree - it is VERY flattering. but sometimes, it's not a good thing.

i get a lot of emails from people asking for help with their templates or suggestions on where to get unique layouts for their blogs. after all, we all want to stand out from the crowd and to create something our readers will find aesthetically pleasing. but i think one thing most of us bloggers can agree upon is that we don't like our layouts ripped off - especially when we put considerable time into creating them.

as i've told many people who have written to me before, my layout is not available as a template for other sites. i'm more then happy to direct any of you to great designers, sites with more easy to use designs then you could think of or to answer any questions you have on coding, but don't steal mine. that's just tacky.



Kelly said...

that sucks! my template isn't complicated, so i haven't had any worries in that department.

however i AM tired of people posting something they saw on my blog and NOT saying where they found it. that makes me want to growl.

kudos for the call-out!

Anonymous said...

i have heard of this happening too! so stupid - have you notified blogger, or at least tried to get that site to stop using your layout?

angie said...

so sucky! how did they get your code?

i agree with kelly - people need to give credit where credit is due and not steal!!!

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