I’m sometimes asked how to go about building an online presence – whether it be for sharing design work or people starting a business. Generally this is what I tell them.
To begin with you set up a Facebook page for people to join – it is free and provides a discussion board, people can add images and invite people – great for forming a community
Start a blog using blogger or wordpress (blogger is easier but will have .blogspot after the name) while wordpress allows for a URL and more design options.
Then of course there’s twitter – easy to get started on and has added convenience of not taking much time to maintain.
I build a lot of my sites in Dreamweaver but the sites above are easier. If you want to add a nice flash image previewer to your site you can get it here