These days there are many great *(free) online tools you can use to build web sites for yourself. With a basic understanding of Illustrator and Photoshop you can make a good site great. Here are some of my top pics, but do some research these tools are all over there! Click the names below to take you to the site and get started!
www.weebly.com-I love weebly for obvious reasons! This web site was done using weebly and I haven't really found any site that offers so much in the way of tools and options for editing. It is all drag and drop, it doesn't get easier or better in my humble opinion.
www.moonfruit.com/- Moonfruit, despite its funny name, is really great and very weebly like. Great for blogs too!
www.tumblr.com- Tumblr has gained a lot of tracking over the past years despite somewhat of a rocky start. It is best suited to a blogger format but can also be used for web site building.
www.webs.com/index.jsp- Webs is also a nice tool to use. Easy interface and over 300 hundred established CSS templates to choose from, plus of course free hosting, what else could you ask for?
www.squarespace.com- Square Space is the most versatile of all the online website builders listed here, due to the coding and CSS set up of the site. Choose this if you are looking for the most stable cross platform tool.