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Designing vs developing
As Kees mentioned, designing (creating the look and user interface) and developing a website (taking the design and turning it into a website) are two different things. Depending on the complexity and goals of your website, you may be able to get away with generic templates (i.e. no custom design). That leaves you with choosing a platform to power your website.
It comes down to this: if you are willing to put time and effort into learning how to do this, you can go with something like Wordpress or Drupal, which don't require coding per se, but it would be a good tool to have in your bag to get it just how you want it. In addition, there are thousands of developers that work with those platforms that could help you out with specific questions/tasks.
If you're looking to do minimal work, you can go with something like Movable Type, Typepad, or Tumblr, if you're looking for a blog-like website. This is a paid service and you can contact the respective company for support.
If you have specific things you want, and don't want to spend much time on it, it's best to hire someone to do this for you. That's the most guaranteed way to get what you want.
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