Re: Advice for starting a website
If you were to use a Mac, then iWeb is a very simple to use program that can get your site up and looking good in a short amount of time.
I use Dreamweaver, which is not that hard to use, but it's not cheap.
iWeb comes with every Mac as part of the iLife suite of software.
If you can, you should at least try to get a basic understanding of HTML. Even though I use the graphic interface in Dreamweaver for the most part, I occasionally have to look at the code in order to get some things working properly.