I would like to build a website from the ground up. The website would have both registered users and guest users, need to store large amounts of data, and building a secure and scalable website would be top priorities.
I tend to be a perfectionist, classic ADHDer, and I often get hung up when things don't transfer from my head to paper well.
Understanding that about myself I think keeping a minimalistic design approach would be best, especially considering graphic design is not one of my strong suits. Also, I think I need to have a specific plan and strategy in place before I attempt this.
I come from a VB6, VB.NET, SQL, Windows Environment background.
I am looking for technology recommendations that are in line with my current background, book recommendations, what order to read the books in, and overall design & strategy advice that would
address the entire process of creating a fairly large and complex website.
Just listing all that makes the task feel overwhelming, and I am looking for advice to make that list more manageable!