In another thread, there was relative agreement amongst the community that static websites still very much have their place these days when you need to build something quick and easy.
One tool I've been using lately to build quick 3-5 page websites that need a light content management system is Lektor: [getlektor.com
Lektor is neat because it gives you a lot of the CMS functionality of platforms like WordPress, but the application actually just compiles everything down to static HTML files. It can literally run anywhere. So you get a very fast website, and the templates are easier to work with than WordPress' templating system IMHO. The "CMS" part of Lektor runs on your local computer so you can use it offline as well.