My portfolio site has been sitting around looking the same for a while now and I thought it was time for a fresh start. When taking this on challenge I thought I would try a static site generator instead of building a website on a PHP framework or blogging framework and spending ages working with both PHP and data to get something nice working.
When it comes down to it a blog is a collection of steadily increasing pages so why not use a static website generator and write each post statically as a GiT commit. A CMS is just overkill for the purpose.
I decided to use sculpin PHP static website generator as it seems to be favoured amongst people with PHP experience. It was very simple to get using and it uses things I am already used to such as TWIG. The great thing about this is that you can get a whole site running in a day as you dont ever need to touch PHP. Its all TWIG and markdown.
Anyway this website is the result so I hope it inspires you to ditch over engineered things like wordpress and get on board the static website train.