[thelist] Reporting a site copy

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Thu Apr 4 04:51:01 CST 2002

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Subject:    [thelist] Reporting a site copy

>I don't remember where all the copying sites are referenced, but have a
>look here and tell me if I'm right to feel like I'm in front of a copy:

>The original (and famous): <http://glish.com/css/>
>The copyer: http://www.paris-stories.com/

Yeah, but looking at glish:
"Feel free to steal all the code you find on this site"
and the paris-stories site is original content which happens to use
a couple of elements of the glish positional CSS. Given what he's
using the nested div for, I think it's a good choice of CSS too.

A link back to glish wouldn't do any harm, but other than that,
he's 100% fine.

If no-one took CSS layouts from places like
then how many CSS-only sites would there be? A lot fewer.

>What's funny is to look at the CSS in the source. The @import "hack"
>understood by this guy. He put all the "hackable" styles inside the
>document proper, and put only body, a, and ol/li declarations in the
>@imported CSS file!

So he's a writer, not a coder. I think that's OK.


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