If you continuously pay to have your site updated, and fiddling with HTML leaves you swearing at your computer for hours on end - a service like squarespace
(and I'm sure there are others) can be a great solution for you.
Have a look at my good friend Thom Sevalrud's site
- now that his design has been implemented, he can update the text and images on his own, as easily as he would a blog. In fact, the content editing for the entire site looks just like it does when you're editing a blog - simple, direct, easy to understand. And his blog is his 'news
' section, all there in one place. As you can see, he opted to have an intro/splash page and his blog is embedded in the site (rather than on the front page the way many illustrators are doing it now) which I think is a nice choice as it introduces his work and sensibility of design.
I have a traditional HTML website
with a PHP slideshow (that I edit and update myself) and my blog is here on Drawger
, so this alternative won't work for me, but maybe it will for you. Gone are the days you have to pay a web designer to change your phone number or add images... Self-sufficiency is the way to go, so hop to it!