Just taking a little bit of time to learn more about web development. What is currently on the web development plate? There is a html framework called bootstrap that makes it really easy to create responsive websites.
You can download the files quickly. Following the directions is not too difficult. The bootstrap framework uses a grid system for the layout.
Visit the boostrap website to download the files and view the documentation. They have a few example websites that are interesting.
It might take a while to get the handle of using bootstrap for web development, but it could be a quick alternative to wordpress. You might just want to use it for simple minisites or landing pages.