Joined: 13 Jun 06
11 Dec 06 9:35 pm
I think once you've learned one WYSIWYG editor, switching to another one won't be such a steep learning curve. It's a matter of knowing exactly what you *should* be able to do, and then finding the corresponding option in the new software.
You could give a free software like Nvu a go for a while, then once you're reasonably confident with that, try shifting to the Dreamweaver trial. If you just jump straight into the trial you might find Dreamweaver to be a little complicated, and you'll spend your 30 days learning the basics when you should *really* be seeing if it's worth the big dollars.
You can also take a peek at the bazillion free HTML lessons out there on the internet. http://www.yourhtmlsource.com
is really good. If you know a little about what's going on in the background, you won't be thrown so easily by complicated software.