Speaking from someone who is firmly lodged in the graphics community, this kind of ripping is by far the worst sin anyone can perform. The saying goes that imitation is the kindest form of flattery but not in the digital world where it is possible to make a complete copy of something.
Given the huge number of free graphics utilities
, it is not difficult to put together a website of reasonable standard. Borrowing ideas
from other sites is flattery in this case but ripping the entire site is a banishable offense. All it really takes is effort to put something together and that really bites for me. People put a lot of effort into creating original designs: only to be ripped off by some ingrate who just can't be bothered.
Unfortunately, digital retribution rarely works as it is so easy to disappear from the web and reappear as a new person. Fortunately, the law has caught up with the web and people understand it when real money is at stake.
I hope you get him. String him up.