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@hyggedev Hey Chris, this is an awesome post and it inspired me to do it myself as I'm a backend developer and I'm thinking of doing this to up my CSS/JS game. Isn't it some kind of an copyright violation, if I were to use their images/colors?

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Hey πŸ‘‹. That's cool! It definitely offers a great amount of practice.
Hmm, I don't think it counts as a copyright infringement if you are cloning for the sake of practice. For instance, you would not claim to be the owner or designer of the original design, nor would you be redistributing your design for sale.

From what I understand, images on the web can be downloaded and "used", but can not be claimed as their own without attribution or permission. And of course it cannot be re-sold.
If I clone a website, I will specifically add an attribution to the owner to avoid any possible confusion. I will also clearly say something along the lines of, "Clone of Airbnb.com", "This project showcases my ability to take a professional design and implement into a functional website with custom html and css.."

Don't take my word for it. I would definitely do a quick search, but I believe if you take the right precautions, it's all good.
I hope that clears things up ✌️