Building a website is a daunting exercise for newbies like me who don't even know HTML. But Google Apps appears to be the "Angel" for people like us.
Now you've got one-stop shopping for all the services currently on the Google Apps for Your Domain platform -- just find a domain, buy it, and get started. Google will do all the behind-the-scenes configuration work for you. Presently, the features available are Home page, Gmail, Calender, Gtalk and Page creator.
As of now this is available for .com, .net,.org, .biz, and .info domains. Google is also constantly working to introduce more cool new features to this service, so be sure to check back for updates.