Is Next a good choice to rebuild my portfolio site with or would this be considered overkill?

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  • Next.js

    The React Framework

    NextJS is an insanely flexible framework that is totally worth learning the ins and outs of, and if you're looking to get familar with a framework like React, having any framework-specific project under your belt in React, even if it's in an opinionated wrapper, is great for a learning opportunity - especially if you want to focus on adding fun interactive elements to your page to get more comfortable with React. Obligatory shoutout to the blog-starter if you want to go this route. A project that you start with the intention of learning more about something is almost never a bad project.

  • Gatsby

    Build blazing fast, modern apps and websites with React

    NextJS does have static exports, but it's more meant to be used as a kind of supplement alongside SSR - ex, SSR (server sided rendering) pages for different pieces of data, but the landing page that's always consistent ends up being SSG (static site generation). It's kind of a "yep we can do this, but it's not really the point of the framework" situation. If you really want to use this as a learning opportunity for React and are learning towards the static site side of things, you might want to look at Gatsby as that's laser focused that, and is the de-facto go-to with React for SSG.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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