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i've found a website with a great template. Is there any legal way that I could use the template? I don't want to copy and paste the css file, but is it ok to use the exact colors and styles?

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The only way to legally use another person's design is to get their permission (which may include purchasing the design from them). But unless it's a personal blog, it's not very professional have your site look exactly the same as another site. – Lèse majesté May 2 '12 at 0:40

Basically no, it's not ok, it's stealing someone else's work! Take a look at sites like themeforest.com who have many useful templates for sale.

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