The initial purpose of this website was to follow tutorials building websites using Drupal 8 because the company I was working for wanted to move away from Wordpress and needed to move away from Symfony Apostrophe 1.5 because, it was EOL. I did not yet have any Node.js experience at the time and so despite Apostophe 2.0 being available, it was a relatively new and untested solution. Conversely, I had heard of Drupal for sometime. We decided Drupal might be the better choice.
I have since learned to appreciate many aspects of Drupal however, there are some things I still don't care for.
I have built several websites using many different tools and I have found that I learn the fastest when I have a legitimate project.
This is the result. It's reminiscent of my style which is really, "less is more". I don't really care for some of the implementation of Wordpress templates I have seen recently. There is just a ton of memory hogging "stuff" going on; paralaxing and transitions galore. The tend to remind me of that episode of the Simpson's where Homer made a website and stuffed it with whatever he could...Now, of course, the idea behind the templates is that they are a product and are feature rich...The problem is that either the web developer or the stakeholder decided to leave each and every feature turned on. From a developer standpoint I can understand the frustration and have had to deal with this,... just recently.
Note: This website received 65% or above on all Lighthouse Audit reports. There is still room for improvement... But, not too shabby.