Here’s a growing list of website design and development software that are no longer in operation.
What it did: A company that enabled its users to develop on-demand web applications.
Why it closed: Struggled to keep up with the competitive web design online landscape.
Survived by: QuickBase
Geary LSF Group Inc. (1999-2016)
What it did: A digital marketing agency that used to specialize in omnichannel marketing campaigns.
Why it closed: The agency lost its key employees as well as some important accounts.
Survived by: BusinessOnline, Alternative Strategies, and C3 Communications
Fluid Creativity (2001-2016)
What it did: A digital marketing agency that offered consultancy services in web design and development.
Why it closed: Acquired by Ingenium (formerly We Are AD), now focusing on improving their digital marketing services.
Survived by: Momentum Design Lab, Redweb, and Beyond
What it did: A web development software that features an online web design studio.
Why it closed: Overshadowed by strong competitors that are known to have more up-to-date features.
Survived by: Adobe Photoshop and Canva
What it did: An online messaging tool that enabled users to embed and integrate functionalities on different web applications.
Why it closed: Unable to compete with similar apps that offered more up-to-date features.
Survived by: WhatsApp, Viber, and WeChat
What it did: An Online Expertise Monetization Platform (OEMP) with free and unlimited wiki-type functionalities and blogs.
Why it closed: Failed to innovate causing a decline in interests from its target audience.
Survived by: Wikipedia and Citizendium
What it did: An online marketing solutions company that provided SEO services in various industries such as automotive.
Why it closed: Inability to cope up with recent online trends.
Survived by: SizzleFactor.com, Salesforce, and Treefrog, Inc.
Fluid HTML (2009-2013)
What it did: A web design company that allowed developers to create media sites and applications.
Why it closed: Lack of sufficient investments to continue its operations.
Survived by: Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly
What it did: A design software that provided thousands of typefaces which users can embed on their websites.
Why it closed: Lacked enough investments in order to keep the service running.
Survived by: Google Fonts, Font Squirrel, and Font Library
What it did: An online community for designers and developers that allowed them to share their work and interact with fellow members.
Why it closed: Acquired by Zurb to improve the platform and create a better healthy design community.
Survived by: DeviantArt, Dribbble, and MockPlus Community
What it did: A code-free web design tool that allowed users to collaborate and implement ideas by enabling them to produce design mockups.
Why it closed: Acquired by GitHub to provide additional benefits for its existing subscribers.
Survived by: Easel.ly, Without Code, and Google Web Designer
What it did: A company that offered web app development.
Why it closed: Shift of marketing strategies did not deliver expected results.
Survived by: Appery.io, Adobe PhoneGap, and Apigee
Burn Note (2012-2016)
What it did: A online messaging app that allowed users to create and send private, secure, and self-destructing conversations.
Why it closed: Overshadowed by competitors with more functional features.
Survived by: Signal, Tox, and ChatSecure
Happy Tables (2012-2018)
What it did: A WordPress-based platform used to create websites for restaurants. It is an omnichannel app that uses existing restaurant tools to analyze customer insights.
Why it closed: Unable to remain viable in terms of performance against its competitors.
Survived by: Restaurant Engine, RestaurantOnWeb, and Lanauze Designs
What it did: A simple messaging app that allowed people to send SMS online.
Why it closed: Acquired by Medium, was not able to meet its founder’s expectations.
Survived by: WhatsApp and Viber