Originally Posted by ButterflyWoman
I think trying to make web pages when you don't know how to write HTML is like trying to sew clothes using only a sewing machine because you don't know how to stitch by hand. Sure, you want to do the bulk of it with the machine, and machines these days are pretty sophisticated, but for precision work, you really need to pick up a needle and thread.
Double points for the fantastic analogy! ;P I do understand his questions though, he just misspoke with the DreamWeaver thing. Personally, I'm a fan of BlueFish when I have to hand code something. I have used Notepad++ like someone mentioned above also.
My larger problem with this tutorial proposal is that there are AMAZING authoritative source online already...they have been online nearly since the hyper text markup language was birthed, and many of us learned are original HTML, XHTML, and CSS from them.
w3.or, alistapart, to name only two. Those resources are free. From a business standpoint, if it doesn't offer more value than those sources, what do you (with good heart) want the consumer to pay for?