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    SitePoint Wizard jag5311's Avatar
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    You have got to be kidding me!

    I was doing a google search for indianapolis+web+design and came across this site

    http://www.picsweb.com/

    Look familiar, i thought so too. So i browsed myself over to www.overture.com

    MY MY don't they look similar.

    Agree?

    Disagree?

    Both have the 4 button panel on the right, both have moving flash scenes in the middle, logos are in similar positions

    gotta be kidding me

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    OH MY GOSH!!!

    Read this

    The PICS "SEMP" Program
    The PICS "SEMP" (Search Engine Marketing Program) consists of a 90-DAY MARKETING BLITZ consisting of repeated submissions of your website address "URL" to more than 1500 available search engines with special emphasis given to the internetís "Top Ten" search engines such as "Yahoo", "Infoseek", "Alta Vista", "Lycos", "AOL", "Snap" "MSN" and "WebCrawler". Special computer programming is also added and hidden in the website to draw more attention from all the search engines. Results are carefully monitored during the 90 days period. If needed, changes are made to put your business ahead of your competitors.
    can you say, BANNED! A complete Submission BLITZ

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    Just different enough not to be sued in my opinion.

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    I submitted it to Pirated Sites.

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    I think you edited it, but what did you mean

    "They can't be touched"

    btw Shawn, I like your site

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    They would have no hope even attempting to 'sue' or take legal action. Otherwise every other site with a menu on the lefthand side and a logo in the top left would be in trouble It's not like they have taken an exact copy and put it up, they have created that set of menu's themselves.

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    Their site sure doesn't render properly in Mozilla Firebird.

    Tsk tsk tsk.
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    Hmm, I think that's inspiration taken a little too far. Definitely a rip.

    Off Topic:

    Quote Originally Posted by jag5311
    btw Shawn, I like your site
    Me too
    Regards, Ant.

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    wow, this is not really creative, now is it.?
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    My site isn't THAT good guys.

    But, thanks for your comments anyways

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    Just curious. With all the talk of making sites standards compliant and such, do you plan on doing this to your site?

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    I will make it XHTML validated, as well as CSS validated, but I will not go strictly over to a pure-CSS design.
    Last edited by Shawn Weeks; Oct 22, 2003 at 11:59.

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    submit it to pirated-sites.com!!!!!

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    Oh wait, guess I should read the entire thread, Shawn...

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    Did some investigative work... Ok, i am looking for a web design job, but I still came across this searching for indianapolis companies

    http://www.gilliatt.com/buzz.html

    Read the 2nd quote At least I know who is the creator of picsweb

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    How can people go through life being a fraud?


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