Q: Why is this website so simple?
A: Aside from aesthetic considerations, my website has a relatively simple appearance because I choose to hand code it, and a complicated website runs the risk of becoming unwieldy to maintain by hand. The decision to hand code my website is motivated by the many benefits that a hand-coded website provides, including: (1) it allows me to completely control the code itself, (2) it is free for me to maintain, other than the time I spend, (3) it ensures that I completely understand the code that supports my website, and (4) it provides me the opportunity to learn more about coding. I'm not necessarily advocating that everyone should hand code their website. Rather, I am clarifying my own reasons for doing so.