Today, I've come away with an even greater appreciation for simpler and less overbearing, immutable CSS frameworks such as Bass CSS and Solid. I'm still going to continue working with Bootstrap, especially when working on projects for bigger clients. I don't think I'm ever going to work with Materialize ever again. It's fine if you want to just stick to a pre-made template but building something out from scratch while trying to make everything feel cohesive is just a pain. Building a website out from scratch with something like Bass would give me a nice base to work on while still giving me the flexibility I need.
In the future, I would want my website to look similar to how I've got my blog set up now. Something clean and simple, where I don't need a fancily designed website to show off my skills, and my work can speak for itself. However, I'm merely in the infancy of my web development career and I still have a long way to go before I can reach that stage.
The week ahead.
I've been reading up on SASS and JADE a lot today, and I'm going to spend the next couple of days doing more research on how they work and what their limitations are. I'm also interested in the Toast grid framework. Once my CSS urges are satisfied, I'd probably go back to the top and learn how to use Vue.js. GAH. TOO. MANY. TOOLS. Who am I kidding, I love tools.