I would like to start building websites for some of my clients.
I tooled around in iweb a bit. It would do the job, but I may want more options.
How difficult is Dreamweaver?
Also I am a bit confused- Is a Dreamweaver a full complete web design program? or do I need Fireworks?
What exactly is Fireworks?
Dreamweaver is a tool to manage and design web pages. Fireworks is a tool to create and work with the images you use in those pages (pictures, backgrounds, etc). Fireworks is like a Photoshop specialized for web design.
The best tool depends on your background knowledge. If you are already familiar with Photoshop you can start there.