Tuesday, August 01, 2006

OK, I'm not sure if this should piss me off or not. Let me know what you think.

This is my website: www.deannawood.com

And this is the website of someone I was in grad school with: www.christadiepenbrock.com

Look familiar?

I know you can't copyright html code or even a design (not that my website was all that "designed"), but come on! She could have changed it at least a little bit, don't you think?


Colleen said...

how well did you know each other? (I humbly submit that lifting another's Web design shows a lack of creativity which reflects badly for an artist. At least post "Web design by Deanna Wood" or something!)

Deanna said...

I don't know her all that well (I think we might have had two classes together). I'm on her email list for shows and things. So I only discovered it because she had a link to her website in an email...
I'm going to redesign my website now. The "web design by..." suggestion is a good one.

The Scarlet L said...

I've seen designers put statements on their web pages requesting that they be given credit for any designs that others "borrow", or something to that effect. Not that it's much of a deterrent, mind you. But if nothing else, maybe when this girl visits your site again, she might (big might) get a clue as to why you changed your design.