It's been about 5 years since we first discussed the idea of creating a massive database system. It doesn't seem like it's been quite that long. In that time a lot has changed, both with the directon of the site and in our own lives. There's been new relationships, re-locations, new careers and paths to follow. I guess DS kind of got lost under a lot of it. In a way I do believe the time and growth was essential in order for this project to actually come to fruition. Looking back, I don't understand how either Kai or myself would have been able to pull off something so large with our set of skills at the time. So even though it's been far too long, I'm still glad to see the DS project never died.
Now, so many years later, DS is in it's final stages of preperation before it will be open to the public once more. We've set a date and by December 30th Deadeyes-star will go live. Upon launch there will be stage one of the database up for full view with band listings and profiles. Shortly after launch we should be able to have specific member/artist info up. Then the ever anticipated discography section complete with song info and lyrics. It's often overwhelming to think after how much we've accomplished there's still so much to do.
As far as other future plans there will of course be more advanced user options for browsing the site's content, saving it, community features and user interactivity. Once the important database features are complete we will have time to concentrate on media like images and video. In the meantime rest assured we'll keep ourselves busy pushing forward with new site updates as frequently as possible.
For anyone wishing to help contribute to the project please visit our application page.