Do it yourself website?:

Do it yourself website?

I need to build a website and want to do it myself. I have worked with html and flash before and am an engineer, so I’m not afraid of the technical aspects, but I’m definitely not a full time web designer and don’t want to spend all of my time starting from scratch. I also don’t want to spend $5000 to have someone build it for me.

I would like to know what options are out there for a weekend webmaster. I need something that is relatively quick to set up, but more importantly, update. I have worked with html templates that are available, but these are not easy to add images or videos as necessary. Maybe there are some good ones out there I don’t know about?

I have seen these ‘blog building’ sites and those look interesting and easy to use, but there always seems to be something critical missing, like the ability to embed a video.

Basically, I’m a tech-savvy individual, but not a seasoned web designer, who is looking for ways I can implement a web site myself. I need a professional looking website which is not too difficult to edit or add content.

Thanks for all the suggestions!
FYI, I already have a domain name, so any service I use would have to let me use that.