The Beardscratchers Compendium is the work of, and curated by, Nick Skelton (@beardscratcher); a muso and fulltime web-ninja from London, England. It's an experiment, a programming playground, and a simple product of fun without any commercial influence, and it's been created on top of all the freely published data about music, and simply stems from a question of what interesting or useful things can be done with all of that which constitutes the Web.
Now, this is where it all gets a bit technical…
The Compendium makes use of a number of third-party icons, including some from the lovely Mint set by famfamfam, some from the brilliant Pinvoke Fugue set, the excellent DryIcons Coquette and the lovely Social Media set by ~Tydlinka. PNGs are compressed using OptiPNG.
The body text of site is intended to be rendered with Lucida Grande or Lucida Sans Unicode, headings in a modern serif such as Georgia or Cambria and additional typography in Goudy Old Style. All content is encoded and served in UTF-8.