I've already talked in some detail about what Dreamweaver is in my "Software" section of Web Rescue. It's an authoring package that you use to make html pages. It's called a WYSIWYG Program (What You See Is What You Get) which pretty much explains why you're better off using it that trying to code by hand as I forced you to do in your first assessment. (I'm cruel, I know....)
A couple of very important tips:
NEVER have spaces, illegal characters (such as &) or anything other than letters and numbers in your file names. Trust me on this, it will cause problems if you do.
NEVER drag your tables around (or graphics) to resize them in Dreamweaver - type the number (in pixels or percentage) you want into the Properites dialog box at the bottom of the screen, with the appropriate cell, coloum, row or table selected.
NEVER resize your graphics using Dreamweaver. They'll still take just as long to load, look like sh*te and be a bugger to work with. resize them to the right size in a graphics package!
UPLOADING TO YOUR REMOTE SERVER
The excellent ISP (Internet Service Provider) that I use myself provides a really good walk-through of how to set up and upload your site to their server from Dreamweaver MX:
meow & ciao,
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