The Virtual Bookcase : Site credits
The Virtual Bookcase started as a few pages (My Virtual Bookcase) about
my books as part of my homepage at xs4all. I started to link with the
Amazon webserver in order to give more information about the books and
earn a bit in return in the mean time. My work also involved virtual
libraries using websites (and real librarians) at the time so I knew
a few things about books on the web.
Since then the site grew and did not get the attention it deserved at
its little place. One day I checked the availability of the domain name
virtualbookcase.com and found out to my surprise it was available. So, I
registered the name and started working on a new and bigger site hosted
on my own server. Named 'The Virtual Bookcase' (subtle change) so I could
work on adding your own books and reviews.
Some people deserve special mention for their help with the site, giving
comments and constructive criticism.
- Raymond Koome, who is webmaster
of hiking-site.nl (a very
informative Dutch site about hiking and outdoor sports).
- Yolanda has drawn the banner and other images for this site.
- Eric Veldhuyzen helps with database design and technical choices.
- Bethany Parkhurst has chosen some of the more interesting books for
me to read.
For the interested people: the site runs on an Apache webserver that I control
myself and the webpages are generated statically using perl5 scripts or
dynamically using php4. All data is stored in a PostgreSQL database.