Wasting Web Design

I've designed and developed scores of websites for a variety of clients over the years. For the most part, I don't get too attached to the majority of the assignments--treating them all with great care and professionalism, of course. Yet, there are a few notable sites that have been an absolute joy to render. So it's a sad day when these particular works of the art are abruptly yanked from the World Wide Web well before they've exhausted their aesthetic usefullness. Routinely, these sites go dark because the customer had lost interest in continuing the web hosting agreement for one reason or another. This gets a bit complicated for me when I've featured a particular site on my portfolio page--only to learn without notice that I'm left with a dead link.