I just realized today that Google launched their Page Creator. This is a free tools where you can create your own website without knowing any html, you will create your pages in a word-like-environment.
With most free tools, especially free websites, you get big banners stealing your space. But with Google Page Creator, I believe that there will probably only be Adsense ads.
Each user will get 100 megabytes of storage. This is more than enough for most people.
If you have a Google ID (if you use Gmail), you can start building your webpage in a few minutes.