Two things that I like a lot: design and frameworks. That goes for everything, so it goes for the web too.
Since around the beginning of the web times, just after the Bulletin Board Systems were out and all I could see was HTML, I’ve been playing with websites. Unfortunately Geocities closed its service and I lost my debut work. :)
I do agree that code can be poetry, but definitely is not my kind of poetry, so becoming a programmer would definitely not work for me, but I did searched (not googled yet) around for some HTML so I could design stuff online. Still do, amazingly amateur design work, but great fun.
Design is cool and webdesign too — again not enough to be my main passion, but I enjoy playing around with it from time to time.
I use WordPress for this website as it is a great support system to all the basic things I need – the core is well done and I can pay attention both in my content and sometimes in little customisation. It is “free and priceless at the same time”. You can have more fun if you self-host, i.e., pay a host and install yourself.
And framework. If you are using WordPress you might want to check the Thesis Framework. Does not tell you what to do, but gives you a menu to play around with and, again, you can focus on what is important and also customise to your like.
This website is free from advertisement, including the “custom” ads from mighty Google. If I recommend a book or some other online buy, I might add an affiliate link to it – meaning that if you decide to buy and go through these links I’ll probably get a nice cup of coffee – not bad.