that have 'HELP !!!!!!!!!!' in the title - they are totally worthless as far as our archive is concerned. Your thread is about being a newcomer to web design, and that's one of our most frequent topics, but nobody will find this if they search the database later, because of its title.
That said,let's move on with what I hope will be some useful advice. Start with FrontPage, rather than DreamWeaver - it's just as powerful (in fact more so in certain ways) and it's much easier to learn.
My own slant on learning to design sites is to forget about reading books, and just experiment with the software. When you get stuck, check out some of the hundreds of FrontPage help sites and online tutorials. That way you can rapidly access help with specific problems, whilst getting some hands-on experience with your own site. It doesn't matter about making mistakes - you'll do that dozens of times.
If you need some one-to-one assistance on anything just come here and ask. There are quite a few people here who use FP (I'm one of them) regularly, and we'll always try to help.
Go to Google and type "FrontPage tutorial" - you'll be inundated with links.