The Beardscratchers Compendium was the work of Nick Skelton 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.
The Compendium is no longer under development.
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.