I'm going to design a website for someone, and once it's complete, she'll be updating it herself with her own software. I use simple HTML editors, but the person I'm designing this for uses a web authoring program. Is there any problem that could arise from updating a website that's been coded by hand in something like Dreamweaver or Frontpage?
Why would it be a problem?
Frontpage has a reputation for creating "nasty" html, but I have no idea if Frontpage will change your coding into its own nasty version.
DreamWeaver has an option to clean html, but if there's nothing dirty, nothing happens.
I personally prefer DW to FP.
I guess I would also advise DW for somebody else. DW is able to show a WYSIWIG version of a page, a code view of that page, or a mixed view. It has all kind of nifty gadgets (mind you, FP may have them too, but I can't report on that).
My idea anyway ...