Online Journalism Review has published a great guide to simple online publishing tools. The list is mostly for beginners. It’s an excellent starting point for anyone interested in this stuff. There isn’t any crazy server configuration here; just some easy-to-use tools.
Among the guide’s topics:
- Video publishing
- Blog publishing software/content-management systems
- Photo publishing
- Discussion forums
- E-mail newsletters
- Web page hosting
- Reference for confounding HTML and CSS problems.