Did you see this new Esri ArcGIS for Developers website go up? My initial comment:
@jiriteach well it doesn’t require flash to be installed so that’s a huge win.
— James Fee (@cageyjames) February 26, 2013
Yea, HTML5 is teh awesome, right? But you can’t but help to notice that it looks like someone else in the industry. Noted others:
Thank god MapBox patented cartoon maps in circles developers.arcgis.com/en/
— Tom MacWright (@tmcw) February 27, 2013
— Dane Springmeyer (@springmeyer) February 27, 2013
I’d like to think there wasn’t malicious intent here, just that those who created it want to be like MapBox and Developement Seed. Still, when the 800lb (363kg) gorilla does things like this, you can’t but help call it a dick move.