ClearLeft literally calls out design agency who stole their website design

by Tom Kenny (@tkenny)

It’s a bit shameful of Kent Web Host to be stealing a design like this but the situation is expertly handled by Jeremy Keith who calls up Kent Web Host and basically ridicules the owner. He does apologise at the end but it really shouldn’t have come to this.

It seems like Kent Web Host have made some changes as they said the would in the phone call. I still don’t think it’s enough but at least they’re doing something about it, even if it’s a shame they had to be called out about it to prompt them to do something. The good thing I suppose now, is that it looks like a poor rip off of ClearLeft which may actually make them end up looking more pathetic.

Lesson of the day is don’t rip of other designs. Obviously.


Design Inspiration from the World's Best Designers

Learn why the best designers make the decisions they do to design successful websites people love in this FREE eBook with 3 in-depth case studies. I’ve spent hours studying what makes these websites amazing, so you can use what works and focus on your design work. Subscribe now to get it immediately.

100% privacy. No spam. Completely free!

by Tom Kenny

I’m a freelance web designer and front-end developer with over 7 years of experience designing for the web. Follow me on Twitter here.