Do it yourself website?

I need to build a website and want to do it myself. I have worked with html and flash before and am an engineer, so I'm not afraid of the technical aspects, but I'm definitely not a full time web designer and don't want to spend all of my time starting from scratch. I also don't want to spend $5000 to have someone build it for me.

I would like to know what options are out there for a weekend webmaster. I need something that is relatively quick to set up, but more importantly, update. I have worked with html templates that are available, but these are not easy to add images or videos as necessary. Maybe there are some good ones out there I don't know about?

I have seen these 'blog building' sites and those look interesting and easy to use, but there always seems to be something critical missing, like the ability to embed a video.

Basically, I'm a tech-savvy individual, but not a seasoned web designer, who is looking for ways I can implement a web site myself. I need a professional looking website which is not too difficult to edit or add content.

Thanks for all the suggestions!

Update:

FYI, I already have a domain name, so any service I use would have to let me use that.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    http://www.webon.com/

    Make the site you've always wanted now, instantly build, publish & share. Create interactive, stylish & ad-free pages, with Webon's powerful site creation platform.

    http://www.webs.com/

    Webs (Freewebs) is one of the easiest site building tools around that helps you create professional good-looking site for your family, friends, customers or just for yourself. Users are given 40MB free space and 500MB bandwidth per month.

    http://www.weebly.com/

    Weebly is the easiest way to create, upload a website, and share it with the world for free. From personal to professional sites, Weebly will enable you to spend your time on the most valuable part of your site, its content.

    http://www.lifeyo.com/

    Lifeyo lets people make websites. It is a simple and free website creation tool that lets anyone have a great looking website.

    http://kafafa.com/

    Kafafa enables the user to create professional-looking websites with no programming knowledge.

    http://www.stribe.com/

    Create, publish and manage easily your community on your website. Get your own social network in a very short time.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    use a free CSS templates, its really great and easy to use.

    you can find a lot of them here

    http://www.freecsstemplates.org/

    http://www.free-css.com/

    I personally edit them on adobe dreamwaver (you ca use front page also).

    this my site If you want to see a live example :)

    www.obtips.com

  • 1 decade ago

    hire me ...i can teach you all stuff related to web designing and and you can also make a best web master .

  • 1 decade ago

    Take a look at Wordpress ---- http://wordpress.com/

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