We all miss Dave Plentus. Don’t we?
Up until his tragic death Friday, January 14, 2011 he'd been maintaining a website and database with covers of Bob Dylan’s songs. It was more than a day job. It was his life. We all know that.
Being both a database- and webdesigner I've been thinking often about the possibility of continuing his immaculate work. Another reason for doing so is that Dave started with (and continued from) my cover-database which I started in 1975 and abandoned in 1990. At that moment there were a few thousand records.
Mind you, Thanks to Kark-Erik Andersen is the old webside still accessible at:
For those familiar with webdesign: the old site is "old", it's all flat html.
My own database (Filemaker and MySQL) holds 52.000 records. When I put the two together there will be duplicates of course.
Why am I writing this to you?
I decided to do the job. I took a five month unpaid vacation to start new from where Dave’s work came to a stop and am half way in the process now.
You can have a peek on what I’ve done so far at:
Note: what you see here is not finished yet! By far not! There is still a lot work to be done on the design, technique and content. The design is still a rough version.
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