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dreamweaver is a good tool to start off if your just wishing to make your own website or a small site.
as you get into it more you will probably perfer to hand code sites as its more effeciant and less restricting when you know how.
i used to use dreamweaver in wysiwyg veiw now it only leaves the coding veiw so i can see if iv done something stupid which is stopping the page from being displayed and occasioanlly to jump to a section of html quicker to add code.
dreamweaver is what i would say the best wysiwyg editor on the market i never got on with any of the others front page, adobe go live etc...