Design Already Ripped.. Credits Removed

Apparently This Person couldn’t wait for the “Dark_Black” theme to be released, so he ripped my site. This ordinarily would not be an issue, except that he removed all credit from Bartelme, iLEMONed, and Me.

While I am a proponent of open source, I do feel very strongly about making sure credit is given to proper entities; which is why I even added a link in my footer linking to iLEMONed, even though the original “Dark” theme did not include one. Why add that link? iLEMONed worked hard to code this deisgn from Bartelme, and did an amazing job. He deserves to have a link-back for such hard-work and awesome integration.

In other news, I will be releasing the Dark_Black theme in the next few hours, so stay tuned!

UPDATE: The offending website has removed the theme, and the owner has contacted me and we worked things out.

7 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Etham

    May 8th, 2007 @ 8:36am

    Thats a shame.
    I managed to “rip” your dark theme (well just copied the images and changed the css bit by bit myself) but ya, im not using it, I just wanted to see what it entailed. Can’t wait for you to release it for real tho. =] I may just have to use it =P

  2. wendelin

    May 8th, 2007 @ 8:36am

    take a look right here

    very sad, without asking

  3. B. Bowen

    May 8th, 2007 @ 8:36am

    wow; they are really springing up everywhere. Feel kinda ripped about the whole situation, but at least some people are actually waiting on the quality theme to be released just here in the next bit.

  4. tpalice

    May 8th, 2007 @ 8:36am


    I am sorry I offended you. I was trying to play with the style and see what things may come out.

    I do looked at this site everyday and I am waiting for the official release

    I will remove this theme now, and again, I apologize for not inform you before I try our this new style.

  5. B. Bowen

    May 8th, 2007 @ 8:36am


    It’s no problem; I am very understanding and glad that you weren’t trying to rip it off. I will be releasing the new theme in the next few minutes, so go ahead and have fun with the theme, make it yours. :)

    I really do appreciate you contacting me; it was awesome that you respect our work enough to leave a reply. I fully understand the situation, and will remove the link. :)

  6. Bill Compton

    May 8th, 2007 @ 8:36am

    Hi Jim. Photos i received. Thanks

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