Posted Sunday November 6 2022.
I started by reading the raw html of my friends websites or random internet people I thought were cool. Eventually I started hosting a page on neocities where I wrote the html from scratch. I also made a portfolio on Github Pages in html. I used Jekyll for a while, and it is good, it is used by many people for their portfolios and etc. But I found myself spending too much time learning how to use it… and I realized that I could just write a static site generator by myself using pandoc. So, that is what I do now: I have some folders with markdowns (like the one I am writing in now) and a Python script that loops through that, converts to html using pandoc, saves to a ./static/ folder, and then deploys al that to Netlify.
Edit: click here to view script used to build site.