Why does this website look so weird?

This website is designed for ease of use. I am tired of shoehorning my ideas into a corporate box. I don't want any ads or tracking data or preset formats or algorithms determining who sees what. I am relearning how to use HTML and building this site from the ground up. (It's really fun!) Maybe I will get fancy with it, maybe I won't, but right now I am just trying to create a place where I can show my projects to people without distractions. Also, I think it's boringness is kinda funny. (I don't really know how to optimize for both desktop and mobile, so I have chosen to prioritze desktop when I have to make a choice.)

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