Does the world really need yet another implementation of Solitaire for the browser? Yes, absolutely!
When I acquired a Chromebook recently I looked for Solitaire Chrome apps (my gaming tastes aren’t particularly sophisticated) only to be disappointed by over-presented apps heavy in Flash and Ad-laden.
I just wanted an implementation of regular Klondike Solitaire that matched the simplicity of the old Windows-bundled version. The one played for years by bored office workers worldwide before the internet took over as principal time-wasting activity.
Also I wanted one that would work offline (when user have no internet connection). Solitaire is an ideal activity on the plane or train.
Another motivation was simply that I felt like writing a card game having never developed one before. Also I wanted to understand how feasible the idea of offline browser applications is.
It was developed using Eclipse and Chrome Developer Tools. Cards were adapted in Photoshop and Inkscape from public domain and Creative Commons resources.