Chris is right on. I would also highly recommend you learn HTML. It is easier than you might think and there are many good resources out there to help you learn (books and on the web). To expand on what Chris said, if you want a page up quickly you can use an editor as mentioned or even easier, places like http://www.geocities.com has a pagebuilder and pagewizard where all you have to do is drag and drop, but you will be hard pressed to design a site equal to one done in the traditional manner.
One site that was very helpful when I first got started is http://junior.apk.net/~jbarta/ infact, I think I printed out just about every page on that site