Inspiration calling

Someone sent an email to Clearleft recently pointing out what they thought was a certain similarity between our website and the website for a company called Kent Web Host.

Kent Web Host

I can’t see it myself. But I can’t guarantee that we weren’t somehow unconsciously influenced by these guys.

Just to set the record straight, I gave them a call.

Chatting with Kent Web Host on Huffduffer

Update: a few points of clarification:

  • Garry from Kent Web Host is totally cool with me publishing our conversation.
  • I’m not publishing this out of any spirit of schadenfreude. I’m publishing it because it was a fun conversation and Garry handled the situation like a true gent.
  • Garry is a really nice guy. If you want to say unkind things about him on Twitter when you’re linking to this, don’t: you don’t know what you’re talking about.

Have you published a response to this? :



@adactio thanks for the sound advice, gave him a call and its now offline. Beware of templates that use other peoples google analytics codes

# Posted by re:create on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 9:02am

Previously on this day

9 years ago I wrote Bye, bye pride

Missing Grant McLennan.

9 years ago I wrote An Event Apart apart

Failing to explain what made An Event Apart in Boston so special to me.

9 years ago I wrote All Our Yesterdays: the links

Hyperlinks of digital preservation.

11 years ago I wrote The Medium is the Mess

Scribbling in the margins of the rule book.

12 years ago I wrote Why You Should Have a Web Site

Liveblogging a presentation by Steven Pemberton at XTech 2008 in Dublin.

12 years ago I wrote Data Portability For Whom?

Liveblogging a talk by Gavin Bell at XTech 2008 in Dublin.

12 years ago I wrote Ni Hao, Monde: Connecting Communities Across Cultural and Linguistic Boundaries

Liveblogging a presentation by Simon Batistoni at XTech 2008 in Dublin.

12 years ago I wrote AMEE — The World’s Energy Meter

Liveblogging a talk by Gavin Starks at XTech 2008 in Dublin.

14 years ago I wrote The waste (memory wastes)

Grant McLennan RIP

16 years ago I wrote Brighton rock

The Brighton Festival is in full swing. Everywhere you look, there’s theatre, music, dance and art.

17 years ago I wrote Malkovich, Malkovich

Malkovich this Malkovich.