Google has just released Google Page Creator that lets you create mini websites, as well as providing the hosting.
The page editor itself is fairly basic, but does provide a limited number of layouts and styles. It neatly fills the current hole in the market for people who want a quick and easy website but don't require (or want) a blogging functionality or layout.
But perhaps the best thing about this is the hosting they provide. One of the big things I thought was missing from Google was a place to store files, images, downloads that I link to from places like my blog.
Up until now you still needed to have a place to host content -- with this solution I could probably move most of my sites to GooglePages without too much difficulty.