I personally prefer WordPress for making a website but you can use GooglePages to create some fun HTML-free webpages using their gadgets modules and click and drag interface. I stumbled upon this while checking out some of the users on Zedomax buddymap. Dr. Proctor had his home page on Googlepages, so I got curious and made my own Googlepage. Kinda cool thing if it gets bigger.
Check it out, Googlepages.