Making my own website

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Pavlos, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    For some time I was thinking to make a website where I present my ancient coin collection (eventhough it is still quite small). It is always nice to share this beautiful hobby with other people and perhaps come in contact with other collectors. Also, I think it is handy if people need to identify their coins as well.

    This is the website link:

    It is a free domain by WIX, that is why it says

    I have been making a start on my website and I would like to hear your opinions and feedback about it!
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  3. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Roma Invicta

    Nice attractive start. I'm thinking about doing the same but have yet to do it.
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  4. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Looks like you're off to a good start! I love the Wix platform and use it for my own coin website (which I haven't updated in more than two years :oops:). I've made many little websites with Wix. It's so easy to use!
  5. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    Nice. Focusses is spelled focuses.
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  6. David@PCC

    David@PCC Well-Known Member

    Good job Pavlos. Looking forward to seeing the collection.
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  7. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Very nice! Your coins and photographs are superb!!

    I hadn't explored Wix before. Back in March, I was using Forvm and Tantalus for my digital collection and wasn't enjoying my experience with them, so I ended up picking Wordpress as my CMS (I had some previous experience with a personal blog), where every coin entry is akin to a blog post, and I can add tags, collections (categories), and pick from themes, etc. I've been really happy with it over the past 3+ months.
  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  9. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Nice work! I love using wix. I have a paid site so I can get increased traffic.

    Keep it going. You can click on the link in my signature to see my site
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  10. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    Thank you all!

    Your website looks great, I wouldn't have know it is done by Wix. I really like how you represent your coins.

    I really like your website, it is very structured and clear.

    Thank you! Yes I figured out how nice and simple Wix is. Your website is very nice, I see you did it in a style of a blog. I like that when you scroll down the coin starts to move :)
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  11. Carl Wilmont

    Carl Wilmont Supporter! Supporter

    Nice website. The drachm with Helios on the obverse has a great look.
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  12. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I updated my site almost every week from February 1997 to September 2003 when I retired and slowed up buying coins since I was on fixed income and was afraid to spend. Since then I updated sporadically for about ten years and pretty much stopped using that time to participate on Coin Talk and other sites. Several times have said I would start up again but I don't have time for both. Today there is so much available online that my little efforts seem needless.
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  13. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice. Very polished presentation.
  14. lrbguy

    lrbguy Supporter! Supporter

    Much available? True from a referential standpoint, but scattered hither and yon, and alongside the vanity sites that merely show off collections. In a very real way the building of websites could provide for the missing element in the collecting of ancients, i.e. competitive exhibiting, but who has the clout to establish standards for evaluation of entries in a competition? So vanity it is and likely to remain so.

    For reference purposes, however, you and Augustus have/had the right idea to offer significant indexing on your sites along with your direct educational content (Warren even more than you, perhaps). Zach Beasley, Reid Goldsborough, and Victor Clark created special focus sites that are good jumping off points in a different way, and Victor has tried to add current reference to others in his areas of interest (not sure he has time for that now). Dave Surber harvested the online auction offerings to get illustrations for everything in the standard cats when he created Wildwinds, which Dane has been keeping up, of course, but so far no one has come up with "one sight to rule them all." I think it will need to be a collaborative effort, but I don't know that anyone has that agenda now. I still think it is still out there as something this field of interest could use, for collectors and for scholars. I am aware that putting some of the literature most used by numismatists online has been happening.

    Perhaps others here know of efforts yet a-borning.
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