Carrying on the theme of building your own website.......
Business Link has some good advice here, and you can either print or download their guide, which covers topics including:
Here are some of the basic -but critical - principles of good web design:
You'll find more accessibility guidelines at the Web Access Centre, which provides information and advice on making your website accessible to everyone. This includes people with sight problems, hearing, mobility and cognitive impairments, as well as those using older browsers and slow, dial-up connections, or newer technologies such as mobiles and PDAs. You can also read the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, which are produced by the W3 consortium.
For some slightly different web design tools, take a look at the True Business blog, and specifically, at Nick's post of 17 June entitled Five website building widgets - interesting reading.
A website that’s tired, stale and worst of all – out of date – is not a good advertisement for your company.