Hey NotchUp – Don’t Copy Other Websites!

Just a quick thought. If you’re starting a business and want to be thought of as “new and innovative”, don’t copy your website design from someone else. A friend just invited me to try NotchUp, a new career networking site. When I arrived, I instantly though that it looked strikingly similar to the page layout of GrandCentral. After browsing over to GrandCentral to do a comparison, I realized it was way more similar that I had anticipated. In fact, it’s almost a carbon copy. Take a look.

NotchUp Screenshot
NotchUp’s Website

GrandCentral Screenshot
GrandCentral’s Website

Come on people, I don’t know how many millions you spent in VC funding to come up with the latest “Web 2.0″ “social networking” service. Now just fork over the other $5k and get your own site design.

Hey NotchUp – Don’t Copy Other Websites!

Just a quick thought. If you’re starting a business and want to be thought of as “new and innovative”, don’t copy your website design from someone else. A friend just invited me to try NotchUp, a new career networking site. When I arrived, I instantly though that it looked strikingly similar to the page layout of GrandCentral. After browsing over to GrandCentral to do a comparison, I realized it was way more similar that I had anticipated. In fact, it’s almost a carbon copy. Take a look.

NotchUp Screenshot
NotchUp’s Website

GrandCentral Screenshot
GrandCentral’s Website

Come on people, I don’t know how many millions you spent in VC funding to come up with the latest “Web 2.0″ “social networking” service. Now just fork over the other $5k and get your own site design.