Fine Gael website brought to you by the BBC?

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Hats off to Suzy Byrne over at http://www.mamanpoulet.com/fine-gaels-new-website-thanks-to-the-bbc/ for finding this out.

Fine Gael got themselves a new logo a few weeks ago, and a new website was due to launch at the same time, however, it's been delayed.

However, if you go check out www.finegael.org - home you'll see what appears to be a blatant copy of the BBC - Homepage website with a Fine Gael logo thrown in.

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Credit to Steph for the screengrabs and rather excellent (and nerdy) analysis of how identical the website code is, including a blog comment by a designer of the BBC site, saying the work is theirs, and that their site was designed in-house..

Check the whois information for finegael.org- the site is registered to a gentleman by the name of Vincent Gribbin, who is responsible for the Fine Gael website.

www.finegael.org - home
 
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shannonBlueShirt

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So what ?
 
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Very interesting, it seems eerily similar to the new temporary Sinn Fein website, Sinn Féin in its use of blogging software as a CMS.
 

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But there one is BLUE and the BBC one is GREEN. It's like totally different.
 

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No... Its more like best practices

p.s.

Its going live tomorrow (going to finegael.ie) at 11 am
 
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This is a prospective party of Government blatantly copying the design and concepts from a major international website.

Coming soon. FineHoo! (Fine Gael website using the Yahoo design).

Then FineBook, MyEnda, and then, well who knows.......
 

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if its only a test / pilot / proof of concept then fair enough but it shouldn't be publicly on line if thats the case, but if its the planned live site then someone's gonna look pretty stupid and lazy....
 

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This is a prospective party of Government blatantly copying the design and concepts from a major international website.

Coming soon. FineHoo! (Fine Gael website using the Yahoo design).

Then FineBook, MyEnda, and then, well who knows.......
MyEnda... ugh.. shudders
 

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BBC designed their site in house. It's not a design up for purchase.
 
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