When it comes to designing/coding presentational websites, with static content and few pages.. let's say, between 5 and 20. Would you go with wp, design a custom theme and update with content, or would you code from scratch a clean html/css eventually + some js ?
For now, since I'm just stepping into web development, I see wordpress as a complex cms that loads slow in my browser..
EDIT: I suppose a page generated with wordpress would load slower than a page that looks the same coded from scratch.
Please help me find the pros/cons of both. How about seo/indexing? Is it worth learning wp for designing presentational websites ?
P.S. I'm asking this because a lot of my friends, who are a bit more experienced than me, tend to recommend using wp because clients like it and it's easy, but I'm not sure yet.
When It comes to you, what would you prefer and why ?