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Maybe this is just a side effect of people who are big on IP coming into web design but I say that these designers who are worried about their stuff being stolen need to get over it. That's kind of like Bennihana getting mad at somebody taking their recipes (a few of which I have successfully reverse engineered yet still go back to see the onion volcanos ;-)).
If you don't want the code copied, move it to the server, use Java / COM or just keep it to yourself on your hard disk / intranet.
I agree too. Using it to learn is fine but a blatant copy of design/code is not as funny. But even less funny is copy of the main text content.
Makes me laugh when people try to hide their code though:
"Oh dear right click is disabled, I had better not try any harder to get at the code, that is far to difficult" :)
ukgimp, you're spot on about that 'disable right-click', those things are just pathetic, and are only used by people who don't do any decent coding anyhow... Surely a professional would never even think about using a stupid little trick like that.
I just dont think they work really those sorts of things. More annoying from my point of view are poeple who disable the back button. Gets right on my t#ts, following which I make a mental note and move on to another site. How dare they try and trap me!
There is nothing wrong with copying, people copy or to adapt it to what they want.
How do you learn how to do things if you don't break down peoples' code that is the good thing with HMTL. It is easier to learn, how to do the things because you can break down information form different sources. The thing is everybody has to learn somewhere to how do you learn?
Funny though, the fool left the image sources pointing to my webspace. hehe! I'll bet he was quite surprised the next time he viewed his item.
I think adapting pieces of code to your apps is okay, but not exact copies.