Over the next year or two I want to create a large article site consisting of up to 500 pages split into around 25 categories..... a bit like wikipedia, but nicer looking. At the moment I see no alternative to building it in HTML and CSS.
I have used Wordpress before but it appears not to be suitable because articles are listed in date order. Wordpress's problem is that although plugins are probably available to change the look and feel I'm always concerned that they will stop being supported at some point in the future and my site won't work the way I want it to, anymore.
Obviously, there is Joomla and Drupal, but reading other posts here, both appear to have steep learning curves.
So I thought of just doing it all in HTML and CSS - No updates, no plugins, less chance of hacking, complete control of SEO etc. Site wide updates will be a nightmare but at least I will get it to do what I want it to.
Any suggestions about what might be best for this project?