The ability to quickly publish content to the web in a professional manner is a building block of Digital Literacy. Luckily, website creation is getting easier and easier. That said, great design can still be challenging, so it helps to have a great template to draw from.
Google Sites are the prefect tool for web creation, and they offer some great standard templates to choose from. However, personalizatin is important. This model tutorial site by @ictinclassroom is one of the most succinct, quality resources I've seen on the topic. He offers simple directions and a clean layout.