So, the cool news is I now have the knowledge to hook a database up to an MVC back-end and create views using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, and jQuery. I also learned how to use web APIs to simply send raw data to the front-end and then render it up using jQuery/AJAX/Bootstrap.
But, some of my first projects are going to be simple, such as I want to make a nice portofilio website for myself… What do web developers typically use for a simple site like this? While I can create a big platform like I described above, is there any reason to for a simple portfolio or “business info” type of website? Do I need to make a database or can/should I just hard-code my pages? I don’t plan on having user registration functionality… How does a developer typically make these decisions?
To what degree does a web developer usual complicate a simple site and for what reasons? What technologies would you use to make a simple portfolio site? And I mean in the ideal situation ie without time or budgetary constraints and if you did it how you wanted to. Thank you.