Here's a compilation of cool sites to learn HTML and web design.
There is a large selection of html tutorials at w3schools. I simply love this website. Not only html, it features many webdesign tutorials, from scripting to web building.
HTMLite teachs you how to create a website from zero, using only a text editor. You will learn how to code webpages here. You can use your windows notepad to make a page - you don't need to install softwares.
This is a resource for webdesigners. In the webdesign library you will find graphics for photoshop, tutorials - including flash, and how to mantain a website.
Codenique is very simple and easy to understand. Teaching you how to use HTML
Well, this is the beginners guide, as the title says. As it's stated on the site, you will go from novice to pro in html and css. Nice tutorials.
That's it by now. I hope you guys can come up with pretty sites, the ones I listed can definitely make you learn how to create webpages. Now it's time to be creative