Hey folks. I was wondering what your thoughts were regarding more automated gallery protocols for personal portfolio sites. After struggling with few straight html layouts, a little bit of lightbox javascript, I've decided to give php a shot. I found a free gallery script called coppermine and have spent the better part of the day today customizing it on my new domain and server that I just registered. Check out ndhill.com to see my progress thus far.

Anyway, is this passable on professional terms? I know Craig Mullins uses it but you really don't it much elsewhere. How crucial is to have an html website from the ground up?