I happened upon Google Pages. It is still in the beta stages (Jan 2008). However, is has all the basic tools one needs to create a website. You may create pages, change font, upload pictures, docs, and more. The tool prompts are written in everyday terminology (i.e.upload your files). I introduce Pages to a teacher who knew nothing about web authoring and she picked it up in less than and hour!
Go to http://pages.google.com/
and check it out. You will need a g-mail account to use pages.