Farewell, and thanks!

Due to the unforeseen closure of our upstream game provider, SpiderSolitaireOnline.net will be closing as of March 30, 2014.

I would like to thank all my regular visitors (of which there were many, according to Google Analytics).  Although this site did pay for itself through advertisements, I really did it for the fun and challenge of building the site.  I love card games, and I love to play them just like you do.  I’m sure it will be relatively easy to get a good solitaire fix online, I’m just sorry that I won’t be able to provide that anymore.

This site has been running for close to 7 years now, along with its younger sister site solitaireonline.org (which is also closing).  In that time I’ve hundreds of thousands of unique visitors, and I’ve worked hard to entertain each and every one the best I could.

I would like to thank:

  • All the game developers that made their solitaire games available on the site.  By sharing their work they made us all a bit happier
  • Emanuele Feronato (www.emanueleferonato.com), who provided the idea and first template for this site.  If you are a web programmer, you should be reading Emanuele!

I am a professional software engineer by day myself.  Although I don’t write flash solitaire games (with the exception of Holdem Squares), I do like the idea of giving back to the programming community.  If you are interested, you can follow me on GitHub or check out my Spring/Java coding blog at Technological Oddity.

Farewell, my friends!