bryanl wrote:Offline, there are all sorts of web site building applications ranging from FOSS to extremely expensive.
Complexity and maintenance are your killers. They are reasons why Wordpress can be a good starting point. Yes, it is blog software but it also provides most of the features needed to set up a decent template driven website that you can use to develop your 'chops.' It is also portable, database driven, and FOSS which is an advantage (in my eyes, anyway) over the more proprietary website building systems.
just brew it! wrote:You've said you are interested in learning, but how deep into this do you *really* want to get?