We’re Flattered. Sincerely
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…
But it’s still slightly annoying when someone blatantly copies a design element from your site – and even more annoying when they link to said copied element and cause you bandwidth problems.
I guess AgencyTool has come into it’s own because a certain site, who shall remain nameless (unless they turn out to be difficult), has hijacked a link layout from us.
Now, I realize that these are somewhat branded images of those sites, but at least save the images to your own files, or switch up the order, or use a different style or put them in a different area of your site – something, anything! We could have done something like this but we decided to take a somewhat less harsh approach by just switching out the images.
Moral of the story – don’t steal other people’s work!! If you do, at least be smart/sneaky enough not to link to the images directly.