I want to build my own personal website. Nothing very fancy, about 5-6 pages with a blog, about page,a page for my pictures and a few more pages of content mostly about what I am interested in ( programming, photography,family stuff etc).
I feel CMS System is overkill for what I am attempting to do, but I'm not too sure.
I am quite familiar with ASP.Net and C#, so I was thinking I can crack open visual web developer express and do the site with that from scratch. Is that an approach that is recommended? (Maybe a few years down the line I might regret not using a CMS system to start with.)
What sites can you point a beginner web site developer to learn about the various things required for building a web site (I don't mean technical things like HTML/CSS etc, but all the other planning stuff/design stuff/SEO stuff.)
I don't think I will need a Database to start with, but how far can I go without one?