This is my first blog entry, not coincidentally on setting up a website using Joomla! 3. I would first like to recommend the website, and in particular the course called "Joomla! 3 Essential Training" by Jen Kramer. This tutorial was made with an early version of Joomla! 3 so it's slightly dated at this point, but still gives you a tremendous leg up. The course is listed at 9 hours 41 minutes, but you should triple that. It's a little like drinking from a fire hose, so you'll need to pause and rewind frequently.