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Dear All,

My website has been upgraded to Phoenix  (latest version).

www.ancientcointraders.com

It was previously Edge BS3 (pre-frozen).

Main improvements are:

1. much faster

2. new features in Phoenix (sitewide hooks, modular shopping cart, product_info pages, improved modules etc.) make life easier.

3. Bootstrap 4 has much neater ways of doing things than Bootstrap 3. Shorthand classes in particular make things cleaner and simpler. Bootstrap 4 is also mobile first.

A special thank you to @burt for accepting my request to assist me with what was a very quick 'migration'  to Phoenix. This involved starting off fresh with Phoenix, making change and cleaning up all my blundered custom 'coding' from my BS3 installation.

Thank you also to @burt for keeping the project alive.

I have done a lot of comparisons recently against other open-source and commercialised shopping cart software. I  also habitually look closely at any website I am on as I am sure many others here do.  Phoenix holds its own against most others. You can get a nice-looking website up and running fairly quickly from scratch.

Happy as always for any feedback or areas of improvement.

Regards,

Peter

Note: I could not edit my original post on this board for some reason, so happy of course for them to me merged if a moderator obliges.


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Nice site! Are you using a theme? I guess so. May I ask which one?

Just a little comment: The footer suffix has a lot of text (copyrights).

Well done!

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HI @René H4

Thank you for the kind words and suggestion.

I plan to revisit the footer suffix.

Actually, I am not using any themes.  Changes I made to the index.php page:

  • bootstrap well
  • categories images App - modified an existing App to get the desired look
  • Horizontal categories menu App
  • Carousels  - new, special, and featured products Apps which I updated for Bootstrap 4 and using cards instead of thumbnails. I like the effect as they look like collectible cards.

Peter

 


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@peterpil19
That's a good looking site - informative and easy to use too.
A great advert for the flexibility of Phoenix to create whatever you want and is an exemplar for what can be done.
Thank you for sharing.

 

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Looks good!  I'm not a super-fan of carousels but that's just a personal preference.

There is a stray ?> just above the Footer area (only on the main index.php page) - not sure where that's coming from though.  Maybe the index.php language file?


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I do not agree that it "looks good", yet i respect the "personal effort" into it.
In my POV it sucks and should have a template much more related to old coins.
I not want to be an ashole, as i RESPECT he did it all by himself.
But i prefer more creativity, for that it would be cool if have some experience designers around us.
And perhaps find the reason why osc is so much avoided by them. ( they are a KEY in make things big).
Just saying. ( i say it again, i respect the personal effort, for that i like it, yet............ it is NOT what it could be, i might put the ladder to high)
Still, compliments for personal achievements.
( i not like GUTMENSCH reactions, just to make you feel good)


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The container-fluid not work on your site. ( it is to wide, show more compact)
The standard href color code neither ( to much blue).
I like your fonttype for your site.

on the product info........
No need to put title and price like that
I need to stretch my eye from left to right to find out.
I like to keep my eyes same point ( not searching).
End of tips!

Get rid of the < > carousel.

i seen to much of this JCM carousel...............

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In your case it would be cool to have a scrolling index page.
you stay on index.............. just scroll and when reach another category........
just put a big:
THIS IS ANOTHER CATEGORY (with another background)

- and start normal, as you only have 4 ( main) categories ( limits clicks)

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Would be cool if do it yourself and show back here.

Henry out ( i like your type of product as it is in point of view belong to a special specific product, and is un-common............. for that............ i like your site as is. if ask criticism.......well you already read it iof came this far).


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Not perfect, just edited via chrome tools:

 

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Perhaps @burt can help you out on the idea.
He prefer this kind of options.

Scroll per category.
- optional effects like backgrounds or color.
It is called "parallax"
( good example: http://lostworldsfairs.com/atlantis/)

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Thanks everyone for their feedback.

This topic disappeared for some reason and glad it is back as I had not read most of the above.

@Heatherbell Thank you for your kind words

@burt Thanks once again. I have fixed the stray ?>

@fridgebox

Thank you for your feedback.

  • I like the overall look and feel of my website compared with other coin sites. I am absolutely open to improving the design. If you could be more specific on what you mean by making it more related to old coins that would be helpful. On templates, I am not impressed by the majority of templates available otherwise I would have 'borrowed' and re-purposed one for my site. I did consider it.
  • There are some specific observations you have made above which I am considering, such as the default link colour and the product info title / price layout - thank you.
  • I cannot see how I can make the parallax (?) type effect you are talking about work for my index.php page but I think it would work well on other pages e.g. about_us.php. I will experiment. I liked the website you provided in your example above and I would guess it would be well outside my capability to replicate anything like that...

@JcMagpie 

Yes, too harsh.

I like your carousel modules. They provide a neat way to easily scroll through different products on mobile view.

Peter


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I am enjoying learning about web-design.

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4 hours ago, JcMagpie said:

😂 a little harsh me thinks?

Look who is making the comments. Its Henry again. Been allowed back in for some reason. Just block or ignore his comments.


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6 hours ago, JcMagpie said:

😂 a little harsh me thinks?

The HUGE left /right navigation arrows is the reason. I seen no one change these in the live review sites. When used in a box they stand even more out. Nothing personal, Just An estetic observation 👍👨‍👧


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2 hours ago, 14steve14 said:

Look who is making the comments. Its Henry again. Been allowed back in for some reason. Just block or ignore his comments.

This is a review topic, (positive) critism is apreciated. I do not think i said anything wrong and the OP apreciated even the tips i gave.

You could have followed your own advice and Just ignore me and not comment.

These are the kind of comments what made it start in the first place.

 


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6 minutes ago, JcMagpie said:

😁 it's ok Henry, just personal choice every website owner will have own idea of what is good or not. After all it's just a little css to change and you can make them anything you like.

Take a look on https://kenwheeler.github.io/slick/

Perhaps it inspire you.👍


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20 minutes ago, fridgebox said:

Take a look on https://kenwheeler.github.io/slick/

Perhaps it inspire you.👍

Hi Henry, welcome again!

Very good ideas the slick.
Is it possible to arm them as an addon for the index?

regards

Valqui


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Hi @peterpil19, very nice page !!! I personally love carousels since they are very useful on mobile devices.

Very nice your page: elegant, simple and easy to use. Great job!!

Best regards

Valqui


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4 minutes ago, valquiria23 said:

Hi Henry, welcome again!

Very good ideas the slick.
Is it possible to arm them as an addon for the index?

regards

Valqui

This should give a good start and insight how it can be done:

https://apps.oscommerce.com/6V87X&amp;bs-slick-image-gallery


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7 minutes ago, fridgebox said:

I love this addon !!! I am using it on my current old EDGE BS3 site.
Is it compatible with Phoenix? If not, are you going to get an update?


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1 minute ago, valquiria23 said:

 

I love this addon !!! I am using it on my current old EDGE BS3 site.
Is it compatible with Phoenix? If not, are you going to get an update?

Not tested but should.

If not, i put it on todo.


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@peterpil19 there is An addon called something like: all categories with products.

If a cliënt would ask me, i would take a look at that one. I even think there are severals.

Maybe just for now An idea/concept to play with on a localhost. 👍


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