being new to this site i'm seeking some general advice. I'm building a small business website for a friend, and having not done anything other than a simple HTML/CSS website a few years ago, i started researching and ended up moving down the joomla and eventually wordpress path (seduced by themes, plugins etc...). To this end i got frustrated with the lack of flexibility as i have some firm ideas on design and general look and feel of the site and couldnt get it to work like i wanted it t'
So, having found this wonderful forum and read through the advice i think i'm back to HTML & CSS and coding with nodepadd ++ or similar, and generating my own graphics (which i'm quite comfortable with)
Initially this site will be a largely static, small business site for non-computer literate clients, and i'll keep it nice and clean.
Eventually, when there's enough content then they'd like image gallery features such as a gallery page and probably a small slideshow on the front page, but at this stage we dont have quality photos to support this. They also would like a members login page where there's some specific content and doc's for download. Mobile device compatability is also desireable. I dont see any need for blogging type functionality or a CMS as the content will not change frequently
Now my question.... is it easy to build gallery and login type of functionality into the HTML/CSS path for someone who understands the basics or does it get difficult really quickly??