This is a very easy instructable about making a website (for free) with google/gmail.
To the best of my knowledge this is at least semi-dated. I think that the steps for using the current program are very similar.
See: http://sites.google.com/ for current.
Step 1: Getting Started
log in and goto the top of the screen near the search bar and click 'more' for a drop-down menu. select 'labs' and then scroll down through the list until you get to Google page creator. I have included pictures to help you.
Step 2: Create the Page
After following the previous instructions you will find a page with "create a new site' in the top right hand corner. click it. Then name your site and press 'check availability' (you may have to repeat until you find a name that is not taken.) Scroll down and choose a starting layout, then scroll down more and choose a starting look. (you can change these later) now all you have to do is click on the parts of the page that say stuff like 'click here to enter your page's title', and enter names in ENGLISH, NOT HTML. There are pictures to help you.
Step 3: Stuff to Mess With and Publishing.
There are many thing you can do to your page, so i'll start with the (in my opinion) most useful stuff.
-Image key, click here to upload your pictures. After that just click and drag them around the page.
-Link key, just click and enter the location of the item and then what you want to call the link (its the same on instructables)
-Text editing keys, these don't really need an explanation.
-Align text keys, these simply align the text.
-the publish key, press once you are ready to publish.
Once again follow the pictures if you need help.
Step 4: The End....
Well its very easy to mess with and build easy web sites, so you should be able to make your own websites quickly. check out My Page
that i made to help people with runescape... (yeah its kinda bad.. i never really finished it)