I know Amazon.com owns a patent on “1-Click ordering” but what about their site design itself? Obviously Amazon.com serves as a great design inspiration for any ecommerce site but can I legally rip off their design?
This morning I came across an online store delphiglass.com. This is not some small under the radar etailer, delphiglass.com is a vastly popular online store and according to Compete their site gets over 89,000 unique monthly visitors. Here is where the story turns bizarre—
Amazon.com left navigation:
Delphiglass.com left navigation:
Amazon.com home button (mouse over):
Delphiglass.com home button (mouse over):
I tried to do some background work to see if this store is connected with Amazon but found no evidence.
And speaking of copy, check out:
Doesn’t humidi-pak.com look suspiciously similar to Apple’s older homepage? here, refresh your memory: