Hi all. I've been browsing the internet looking for web creation software. There are some great products like Dreamweaver but they are too expensive for me. I came across ASP.NET and Visual Studio which are advertised as being free. Is this correct and if so what are the main differences? Would appreciate any feedback.

P.S. I was a COBOL programmer (stop laughing) many moons ago but it's been years since i worked with in that area. Can you recommend any software that's easy for this old dog this learn.