I need to build a web page with primarily a catalogue of photographs displayed. I've never done this before, and wonder if Dreamweaver is the best way to go, although I am an MS Office user and accustomed to excel, Word, etc... Is there something else out there that is simple to learn ( I've never coded anything but a macro in excel)?
Or you might consider learning html (then CSS), which I found far easier than Dreamweaver or any other WYSIWYG editor I have found........ Then you can create clean code when and as you really want it.
I agree - Dreamweaver seems generally far superior to Frontpage, and tends to make far leaner (tidier code + smaller file-size) pages. But yes, the learning curve is definitely steeper. There are lots of fantastic tutorials online (many use interactive flash), so I recommend taking the harder but more rewarding route and doing the Dreamweaver thang :)