There are a few different ways to set up some web presence:

  1. Learn to use web editing software (eg Nvu, eXe, Dreamweaver, Front Page, Word, and upload the whole thing, page by page, using FTP eg Nvu, FileZilla);
  2. use a content management system (CMS), or a learning management system (LMS), such as Joomla, Moodle, Mambo, Mediawiki, Drupal, Civicspace, Eduspaces; and adapt the look and functionality with style sheets and plugins;
  3. use a combination of web-based applications, (commonly referred to as 'web2') hosted on other people's servers (eg Pbwiki, Odeo, Blogger, Edublogs)

(First draft, from Word Document: may need editing)
Nope, can't get the tables to work: try this document instead:

Plus: How to choose a decent web host.