Long ago, before there was a joomla or even a PHP5, I hand-coded a static HTML site. This site is still online at www.tomh.info .  I like to think of it as being my own personal cave wall painting.

Soon after completing that project, I created two versions of the GROJA program, that draws images of people's personalities.  The first version was written in LISP and used for the final project for the Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies degree I earned at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The first online version worked but was extremely crude, and the next version was implemented using PHP Nuke.  Those versions are no longer online, though, having been replaced by the latest version built using Joomla!  But that story goes well beyond just HTML and PHP.