Hi, it's the Dreamweaver guru speaking. Well, ok, so it's just me.
Dreamweaver is a WYSIWIG (W
et) webpage editor. So basically, Dreamweaver lets you see your webpage as you design it. With Dreamweaver, your website is essentially a collage -- you drag around the elements of your website until you get the design that you want. This means you don't need to know code, though it helps. It also makes complicated website easier to make, because you can immediately visualize how everything works together.
Dreamweaver's fairly user friendly, though as with most programs, there are always amazing functions available that aren't easily accesible unless you know what to look for. If you have any specific questions about Dreamweaver, I'd be happy to help, phantasy. Of course, keep in mind that I'm no expert in the website design field (my first two layouts were nothing to talk about). I'm just learning as I go along. The best thing to do is to experiment and just look at other people's website to get inspiration. That of course, doesn't mean copy them. Webdesign is like any other art form. We all need to look at references to improve and get inspired!
On that note, if anyone wants to post the addresses of any sites with awesome designs, please do! I love looking at great sites, because, as I said, websites can truly be works of art! I'm actually thinking of putting up a "Website of the day" link. These sites would be sites that I think have an awesome layout, but I don't know if anyone would interested in that or not.