13 Jun 06
03 May 07 10:23 pm
I was going to say a similar thing to what Promocode said.
If I were just starting, I'd first use a free software like Nvu to get my head around creating pages and editing a bit of HTML. There's a lot of really basic stuff that is similar across all WYSIWYG web editors, and if you can get a grasp of it with a more simple, free software, this is going to benefit you in two ways:
1) You're not going to be so confused when you jump to Dreamweaver. It's the best software out there for building sites in terms of capability, but with capability comes complexity. It can be *very* bewildering to look at when you're first starting, and it's a shame because building web pages in itself is not that complicated.
2) You'll get more out of the 30-day free Dreamweaver trial if you can actually figure out how to use it. If you've got a grounding in another software, you'll be able to hit the ground running. If not, you'll still be muddling out the basics when your trial period expires and you won't be able to tell if you really need the software or not.
If you're going to be purchasing a web editing software, I definitely recommend Dreamweaver. What I'm saying is that it can be quite a complicated program, so it doesn't hurt to try a free software first.
Just my perspective,