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Design Considerations, Part One

I find myself in a position where I’m designing and creating a website from scratch. The bad news is, it can reasonably be expected to see high levels of traffic. (As in needs-it’s-own-server, and possibly even -servers.) The good news is, I’ve got six to eight months to get everything setup in a scalable fashion. (It’s a website for a one-time event.)

There are three areas that, in my experience, need addressing – server selection and architecture (both hardware and software), overall site design, and software selection for the user end of things.

In this post, I’m only going to address the last point – software selection.

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