⌘See - Hijacking Hulu
Hello folks. Time for the second installment of ⌘See, the feature in which I call point out and examine blatant rip offs in the world of design. This time we’re moving to he web and looking a what happens when a small company lacks creativity and produces a poor mans version of a good website.
The top image is of hulu.com, a video website sponsored by television networks. Hulu provides television shows that have recently aired for free to anyone who wishes to view them. The lower image is a website called nuDia.tv, nuDia is a video website as well, focusing on original, and mostly sub par, programing. Now you can probably see the simularities by just looking at the sites but i’m gonna point out a few thing.
The entire layout of the site is stolen, a basic white header, a large banner featuring a gallery slide show and a four column grid for the body. The main offender is indeed the banner. It’s functionality is exactly the same, it uses white arrow buttons to change the images and a gray transparent overlay to give a quick description of the video. Now if this wasn’t bad enough nuDia’s logo also seems to have been ‘inspired’ by the hulu logo.
How are they going to take the only shared letter in the names and steel hulu’s lime green gradient. It’s kind of baffling how someone can lack this much of a creative soul. It’s actually funny how nuDia focuses on original programing but has absolutely no originality in its website and branding.