Hi! I'm a retired software designer / developer based in Bristol, UK. I enjoy world wide travels, trekking in the mountains, photography and creating the occasional website - some of which are illustrated below.
All sites below work best on a large screen with a pointing device.
This website figures out the best ever films by Genre, Actor, Director, Year, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Freeview or UK Town and the best Actors and Directors for every decade since 1915, and of all time.
Behind the scenes are 250+ python and shell programs, 27,000 JSON files and many templates which automatically build and update 21,000 web pages.
Used my own custom lightweight web framework to create a site with some advantages over the industry leader (IMDb).
Features 1200 artists and 22000 albums chosen by a wide range of critics as amongst the best ever - and explains why. Click on an album or playlist to listen via Spotify (requires a Spotify account).
To create this website I wrote an amazing program which automatically builds detailed web pages for any of 1.5 million music artists. The resulting pages are better (in some ways) than the equivalent pages on Amazon, Google, Apple, Spotify or (where available) the artist's official home page.
The story of your Life so far - featuring key events from history, technology, sport, film and music, links to leading film and music websites and how long you have left to live.
Some of my travel photos eg. Nepal, Alps, South America, Bristol.
Beautiful Interactive Graphs Website
This was amazing. Perhaps the best thing ever. But Java support has been dropped by all browsers now so all you can do is
gaze forlornly at the static images below.
This was a project to try the Java language and to animate some of the beautiful graphs in a fabulous book by Jean-Paul Delahaye, Professeur, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille : "Geometric and Artistic Graphics - Design Generation with Microcomputers", MacMillan 1986. For this I converted the original Basic programs to Java and added colour, detail, rotation, animation and an interactive website.
Features 9 simultaneous synchronised slide shows. Recommended screen width : > 750px.
The 9 slideshows run on 9 tiles whose spacing can be altered. Sometimes the 9 images are independent and sometimes they are portions of one large image. The "AutoMerge" option merges single images and separates independent images.
View Images and Biographies of all Nobel Prize Winners by Category, Year, Country or Gender. Links to Wikipedia provide further info. You can choose from 4 Biography lengths and adjust the table layout and font to suit your screen.
Piecharts show prizes by country and category (the UK should perhaps celebrate it's Nobel Laureates more - being second only to the US).
Features fancy image transitions from WOW Slider. Start slide, image transition type and duration are randomised (so each show is unique). Recommended screen width : any.
This project involved mounting a full frame digital SLR on my bathroom window sill, 2 storeys up, with a view along Bristol Harbour to the M-shed Museum and Prince Street Bridge. The camera could be triggered remotely via email, manually from a local computer or automatically driven by a timetable linked to sunrise times.
Sample images :
Copyright and image use
All images on this website are copyright Dave Gott. They may be downloaded for personal non-profit use or for promoting Bristol - if so please credit the source : "www.gotty.uk/images".