Here’s the complete guide listed in order, for your convenience!
Part 1: In which we discuss the goals for a series website, web hosting, and the building blocks of your site.
Part 2: In which we discuss plugins to give your site more functionality and make it faster, domain names, themes to make your site look pretty, and more.
Part 3: In which we ask the question “Do you need a professional designer?”, then run through a basic design step-by-step, and give tips for doing the design yourself.
Part 4 - in which we figure out how to make sure your site can handle the load it if you have sudden success with Digg, Reddit, or somewhere else! (Also useful for people who have sites already)