I think that websites can be made on what ever program you wont .Until i was once told they shouldn't be made on flash! i dis-agree! please tell me your thoughts on what your favorite website builders are? eg. flash,dreamweaver,frontpage.
Flash is a great tool but it should be used sparringly not making a whole website out of it, because you are limiting your audience by a large margin. I think dreamweaver is the best package, it contains FTP support, and it's a great IDE for alot of languages. very functional and greatly helps keep your site files organized... DW undoubtedly one of the best of the bunch
I would support Dreamweaver too. It's way too cool than the others, in my opinion
I've got no idea what Dreamweaver is, but I was taught HTML using notepad, so it's my program of choice. Plus, you know, notepad is on pretty much EVERY computer, so anybody can use it.
I use dreamweaver but ... as notepad :0 I only use coder support - Dreamweaver is gr8 if You want to write code manuali (automatic tag close, auto prompt the code, nice CSS editor, templates for each standard like XHTML 1.0 transit/strict, html4.1 etc and lot more)... but it's not free :/
From free editors i will chose notepad++ because standard windows notepad doesn't support UTF-8 Coding, only windows1250 (some characters support problem like special letters in diffrent languages)
I learned basic HTML using Notepad, and ever since, I've been using it. I like coding my sites by hand. I get a little bit of help by slicing up my images on Photoshop and saving it as HTML, then later on, I'll fix the code and tweak 'em up a bit on Notepad. Makes things easier.
I using Pajaczek (http://www.pajaczek.pl/index.php). This is best website tool builder.