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Explanation: the most important thing to your site is content. So, write, write, write.
If you refer to a HTML editor, anyone is fine, as long as it allows you to have some form of "include" or "template", i.e. a way toautomatically apply the same layout, menu etc. on all the pages you wish.
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EditPad Lite or Crimson Editor if you want to have lightening quick, hand-coded sites and especially so for CSS sites plus they are free.
This does mean you will have to learn CSS coding or get someone to build your basic template site page and then all you have to create are the includes...very easy and most W3C guidelines are based upon CSS therefore this standard will be around for quite some time.
Dreamweaver is not cheap however exceptionally easy to use once past the first few instructions but it is a bit bloaty with code.
Try and avoid word processors because when your sites become successful you will probably find a re-write necessary if you wish to make a site-wide change.
I am also not too sure how they will comply with new W3C guidelines for browsers?
What's with people suggesting notepad for a beginner? If you have no HTML experience and want to get frustrated and give up, by all means use notepad, word or some of th e other suggestions.
i don't use normal notepad though. i use notepad++ which has got some handy features (like changing things in more than one page at a time). you can download it for free if you search for it on google.
Dreamweaver 8 is cool. The best web editor in the market.
If you can't afford then use Notepad. Notepad can do almost anything that Dreamweaver 8 could do except FTP.
Thanks for the info on sitespinner. Have you used it? How is it working for you?
I do use it and I have been very pleased with it, especially when considering the price.
It's good for people who are more visual designers than code writers. Of course, if you are looking to design a 1,000 page dynamic site, this will not work. But for sites with less than 100 pages of relativly static content it really works well.