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Launched Website - Tech Breakdown

First of all, the website link.

Why: The Worldwide meetup now has a presence across several platforms. I wanted one place to point people to that would include all of these links.

Stack:

Total hosting costs: $17/year for the domain name on Namecheap.

Total development time: about 10 hours over a few days.

Design: winged it. Sunk a bunch of hours trying to make a cooler logo, but haven't hit on anything I love yet.

Tracking: no analytics installed. The YouTube embed brings Google tracking baggage with it. May look at alternative ways to do a video embed. Might add simple analytics at some point.

Scaling: If our meetup group is ever so popular that it's hitting Github Pages limits (unlikely), then I'll add a CDN layer like Cloudflare (also free for this use). Because the website is static, a CDN can host the entire webpage and acts as a cacheing layer with very minimal time to set it up.

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    Love the idea of keeping hosting costs as low as possible until otherwise necessary.

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    Looks to the point, simple and complete.

    Just one thought though.... you must describe 'why website' in a line. May be like you did in the about of youtube.

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      Added some more exposition

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        I liked the initial one more as in 'less is more'. Things you have added this time is already self explanatory even if it was not mentioned.

        I think you can just put the links of where else can you find/connect with us.

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      Good point!

      Added a simple bi-line https://indieworldwide.co/

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