Ok. So designer, CSS/web compliance advocate, Philippine Web Designers Organization (PWDO) core member and mini-conference resource person Marco Palinar found out today that his portfolio page was copied en toto by India-based websapient [dot] com under its own portfolio page, without a trace of reference back to Marco.
Marco's portfolio page (top) and the exact copy (bottom)
Marco is now a victim of what may be the ‘real’ online theft which has plagued the internet since its commercial use became unstoppable: plagiarism.
Matthew Inman is a web virtuoso. Very few citizens who populate the web in one form, type or other is as savvy as he: a designer, a developer, a CTO (that’s: Chief Technology Officer — which makes him a Technologist, too, I guess), a web marketer, “Linkbait Developer & Viral Marketer” (his words) and, above all, a web artiste.
How else can one capture a whole virtual concept into a simple visual and be beautiful and understood without the pain of complex processing information?
But isn’t that what masters do: squeeze out the philosophy effortlessly, then show the nuggets in the palm of their hands?
Posted and seen two days ago (08 July 2008). Blogged today.
Beautiful, isn’t it?.
Matthew Inman’s Summer.