I don't like much modern website design either, but that's a design thing I guess, more than a "tech" one>I've wanted to make a site in the style of an early Web 2.0 thing, as I don't like social media and want to have my own identity, in a weird way.
I've been thinking of doing the same. Imo in a way a social media account gives you less freedom over what format you can present your things in and how you present them. Plus it gives you the feeling that you're being mass-produced. A personal website requires more effort, and draws less users, but it's something completely yours
In the past I made a few websites, mostly with html/css but once I used wordpress. That was the only one to ever go online
Honestly I don't really know what web 2.0 means or how it looks like, and I've only seen a few websites from the 2000s, but I'm not going to make my website look like most sites look lately
Something like this should do: https://billwurtz.com/
Btw, he's a great guy. He's famous on youtube, but you can look at his stuff completely from his website (and he hosts the videos, doesn't just put links to youtube)