HTML & CSS, harder to learn, but will give you the ability to really make your pages. When you do make one use HTML5 and CSS 3. Both are the newest and have the better compliance built in. W3c.org is the overall body that directs HTML and its changes. Here are some links to assist you in your pages
W3C Markup Validatior - this will allow you to upload or input your web code for validation and tell you what is wrong and where.
W3C Free Software - this is a bunch of open source software, Validators for HTML, Java, CSS and many many others.
CSS Zen Garden - This is a great site, has a bunch of CSS sheets for free use. Code and all. Great place to style your pages or get ideas.
Webmonkey - Ran by Wired great place to get help, and many other tools.
Going to youtube and searching for Dreamweaver will give you a ton of videos for use. Expression is a free tool for web editing also. Not the best but its OK. Remember the more compliant your webpages are, the faster search engines will crawl them, and rate them. Also, always add code for mobile and smaller screens in them. Nothing is worse than being on the web, and resizing a window and loosing half the info on it, because someone didnt do their job right.