Do a Google search for sites on topics related to what you want to do. Shortlist a few features of the sites you liked best, and note why you liked them.
Choose a web-creation package to suit your PC knowledge. Serif do some good cheap products. Open Office can be used if you want a free package. If you want a complex site with many pages, go for a professional package like NetObjects Fusion click here that generates all the HTML code for you and is easy to use, unlike the industry standard Dreamweaver.
Make sure you have Irfan View and Xara Webstyle for creating transparent gifs and jpg images. Graphics are very important for a beautiful website, but they must be optimised, i.e. no bigger than necessary.
If your site has many pages, re-use the same elements as much as possible without being boring. Avoid dark backgrounds and colours that make text impossible to read.
Make any text as brief as possible, and spell-check it thoroughly. Use three pages with a hundred words on each, instead of one page with a hundred words wherever possible. Use the principles of Presentation Graphics.
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Test your website in Internet Explorer and Opera at different screen resolutions. 800 x 600 is a good size to design for, and definitely no more than 1024 x 768.