So I've previously written about this before
, the old one is worth reading first, it contains instructions on photoshop and dreamweaver that this doesn't, however it misses a lot of points out compared to this one.
These days there are tonnes of services for building websites with and there are also a lot of sites and communities well suited to those not wanting to go through the effort of building an entire site from scratch.
If you just need a site to showcase your stuff then chances are you could put one together over an afternoon, for a more complex site it'll take more time.
I have since revamped my website - it's now at http://killerjackalope.com/
My actual site is here - killerjackalope.co.nr
Which is a redirect of - killerjackalope.zxq.net