Chris Pearson is my friend. He’s also an uber-designer who designed the current look & feel of The Blog Herald and many other great sites out there too. And if there’s one thing that I do where my friends are concerned is have their back.
Chris designed an awesome WordPress theme called Cutline not long ago. Like all things that Chris designs – it’s clean, sharp, slick as a greased pig, and rocks the WordPress world.
Some asshat running a blog called Blargy has written about how he created a new theme called Cleanline.
Cleanline, of course, is a complete ripoff of Pearson’s Cutline theme. The CSS is almost exactly the same – in complete violation of Chris’s Creative Commons license.
Now, there are those who do not respect the ownership rights and copyrights of others. But all of us should respect the designer – the content creator – and others who take the time to use their talents to create something – that in this case Chris is giving away to the WordPress community and asking for nothing in exchange.
So, congratulations Mr. Blargy Asshat. Welcome to the frontpage of The Blog Herald.
Don’t steal from my friends.
Update: Chris Pearson: Do Not Steal From Me.