Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 is very useful for creating web pages, and building entire websites. For one, you can work with either the code, or through the What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get editor, so it's as easy as drag and drop design. I veru much like the Split View feature that allows to see the html/CSS coding simultaneously with the preview of the page.
This is a very powerful tool for beginners (since it has a lot of help and support material, as well as code suggestions as you type), and even professionals (it simplifies a lot of work with large and complex modules like shopping carts, databases, and etc).
I also like the code highlighting, which is very convenient and makes it easy to debug any errors.
This is a very powerful and user-friendly software. I highly recommend it for web design and development.