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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #600 on: June 08, 2016, 01:32:24 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Spain, Gades - Italica

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« Reply #601 on: June 12, 2016, 10:57:33 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Spain, Osset - Colonia Patricia

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« Reply #602 on: June 15, 2016, 11:19:16 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Spain, Romula - Turiaso

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« Reply #603 on: June 19, 2016, 01:31:20 am »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Antioch, Part 1

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« Reply #604 on: June 19, 2016, 05:34:20 am »
Hi folks,

I just added one coin to my following website page:

Roman Provincial, Cilicia, Part 1

This is a coin that the dealer had mis-attributed. He attributed it as Syria. It is actually Cilicia(?), Hieropolis-Kastabala(?).

This is yet another example of how a dealer mis-attribution has worked in my favor. It turns out that it is actually a much rarer coin (and city).

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« Reply #605 on: June 21, 2016, 05:18:51 am »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Antioch, Part 2

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« Reply #606 on: June 23, 2016, 05:01:10 am »
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Antioch, Part 3 and Part 4

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« Reply #607 on: June 26, 2016, 12:11:53 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Apameia - Chalkis

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« Reply #608 on: June 28, 2016, 07:06:26 am »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Damascus

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« Reply #609 on: July 02, 2016, 08:31:58 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Emisa - Heliopolis

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« Reply #610 on: July 04, 2016, 04:41:54 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Laodicea

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« Reply #611 on: July 05, 2016, 02:16:38 am »
Hi folks,

I just added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Raphanea - Seleuceia
Roman Provincial, Syrtica (Africa)

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« Reply #612 on: July 06, 2016, 01:56:00 am »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Thessalian League

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« Reply #613 on: July 08, 2016, 06:08:32 am »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Kings

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« Reply #614 on: July 20, 2016, 05:29:31 pm »
Hi folks,

Some of you are probably wondering what happened to me lately. For the past couple of weeks, I've been pretty much inactive here in Forum.

Here is my (fish) story: I took a rocket to Mars. I was hanging out on Mars for a while. And then, I returned to Earth in my space ship. Just kidding. :)

Actually, I was very busy. I decided to edit my previous web pages, all 200-300 pages. I "cleaned them up" and made them more presentable and professional. It took me 12 days and approximately 80-100 hours of work.

In the past, in the interest of speed, I wrote my text in a sort of short hand. During the past 12 days, I went back and expanded on my text.

I added much more proper punctuation (commas, etc.).

I inserted the words "and" and "of" more frequently.

I added Greek/Latin legends, where possible.

I separated my page headings (large red print) and made them more readable.

I even experimented with different colors in my home (index) page.

Along the way, I discovered numerous typos that I corrected.

I encountered 2 more serious/catastrophic dealer errors. This forced me to re-write my tags. One of those is an AE Roman Provincial Macedon, Amphipolis coin of Claudius that the dealer had mis-attributed as Augustus.

I also came across 3 tags that, in my opinion, was severely lacking in information. So, I re-wrote those tags too. All total, I re-wrote 5 tags from scratch and re-uploaded them.

When I was all done editing my website pages, I re-saved them to my hard drive and flash drive. And then, I re-uploaded the files (all 200-300 pages) to Joe's server.

Please feel free to take a look. If you notice any mistakes, please let me know. And, as always, if you have any suggestions, please feel free to make me aware of them.

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #615 on: July 21, 2016, 11:09:31 am »
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek Italy, Lucania, Herakleia
Roman Provincial, Mysia, Cyzikos

These are new arrivals. I just received them last week.

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #616 on: July 21, 2016, 01:57:24 pm »
Looks great Meep.  I like the update.  Maybe incorporate actual Greek fonts at some point too.

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #617 on: July 21, 2016, 09:14:27 pm »
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Abdera - Anchialus

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« Reply #618 on: July 21, 2016, 09:34:48 pm »
Looks great Meep.  I like the update.  Maybe incorporate actual Greek fonts at some point too.

Hi Nick,

Thanks for the positive feedback.

I totally agree with you regarding the Greek fonts (letters). I actually thought about doing that as I was grinding through this update. But I think it would have been too much work for one update, considering what I did (the amount of work, the time consumed, etc.). Maybe for my next update?

I'm not exactly sure how to generate Greek letters in html. I think it involves changing the opening lines ("charset"?) of the code in each page. Of course, I'd have to manually change the code in every page (all 200-300 pages!!!). I'd also probably have to re-format the text in every page because the spacing would change (words would become one letter). And then, I'd have to re-save (to both the hard drive and my flash drive) and re-upload every page to Joe's server. It would be a very time-consuming process. And there is another problem. I don't know how to physically generate Greek letters. In other words, what keyboard function would I have to use? Does anyone know how to do this?

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #619 on: July 21, 2016, 10:49:05 pm »
Most word processing applications have Greek fonts.  You have MS Word, no?

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« Reply #620 on: July 21, 2016, 11:53:54 pm »
Most word processing applications have Greek fonts.  You have MS Word, no?

Hi Nick,

No, my computer has no word processor.

Do I need a word processor to generate Greek fonts (letters)? Can I do it without one?

Previously, Andrew had advised me about free word processors that I can download. But I never downloaded and installed one because I never had  a use for one.

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« Reply #621 on: July 22, 2016, 02:23:50 pm »
Hi folks,

I figured out how to generate Greek letters in my website pages. I looked at the tutorial that Andrew referred me to earlier in this thread. It turns out that I don't need to change my "charset" setting. UFT-8 can handle Greek letters.  Nor do I need a word processor. I followed the tutorial and tested it on one of my pages. It worked.

At this point, I think I will do another update to my website pages. This may take several days.

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« Reply #622 on: August 03, 2016, 05:28:02 pm »
Hi folks,

Here is a progress report:

As many of you know, I am currently grinding through my second website update of the past few weeks. Right now, I am about 75-80% done. I have made several improvements.

In my Greek legends in my text, I converted Greek words (for letters) into actual Greek letters. For example, "lambda" became  :Greek_Lambda:, and "pi" became  :Greek_Pi_3:.

I significantly expanded my Greek/Latin legends in my text.

I expanded my text descriptions.

I re-formatted my text, which I was forced to do when I converted Greek words to letters.

I experimented with different colors in my page headings, and I color-coded each line. They are no longer all red.

Believe it or not, I actually came across 13 more serious/catastrophic dealer errors. This forced me to re-write 13 new tags from scratch. And I'm only 75-80% done.

I also encountered 19 tags where I felt that the information was lacking, so I re-wrote them too. Many of these are my AR-washed AE follis Constantine-era coins. And many of those have camp gate reverses.

All total, I re-wrote 32 new tags from scratch. And I'm only 75-80% done. And that's not even counting the numerous tags I re-wrote from scratch in my first update (a few weeks ago).

As you can see, I've been quite busy lately. I hope you will all like my updated website. Of course, I haven't uploaded any pages yet. I'll upload all 200-300 pages when I'm done with my update, which should be in a few days.

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #623 on: August 16, 2016, 05:45:35 am »
Hi folks,

Here's another progress report:

As many of you know, for the past 6-8 weeks or so, I have been grinding through my second website update. Right now, I am about 95-98% done.

So far, I have had to re-write 55 new tags from scratch (because of serious/catastrophic dealer errors, insufficient information, etc.). This, by far, is eating up the lion's share of my time.

I also found some old Hendin tags. As many of you know, I make a "sandwich" using my own hand-written tags and my dealer tags. But when I first started collecting ancient coins (way back in the beginning), I didn't do that all the time. The tags from my very early Hendin purchases were not with my coins. They were in a box in my bedroom. Since I was doing a website update, I figured that I'd incorporate them with my coins now. I looked for the tags and found them. They were exactly where I thought they were. I added the photos to my website. You will be able to see them when I upload my updated pages.

I hope to be finished within the next few days.

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #624 on: August 16, 2016, 04:23:57 pm »
Huhh,

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