Hello all - have read numerous posts but still have no idea - up till now have been using Frontpage + FileZilla + Aweber + low end stuff to produce fairly good 'minisites' / pages - have been have more and more trouble with Frontpage / forms / etc - Spend a little time using someone elses DNN but am really concerned about loading it - what other options are there for me with no programming skills and no money to buy Dreamweaver etc - Have a few domains - ?

It all depends what you want.

If you need a WYSIWYG editor then Dreamweaver can be one of the best. You could try typing in free wysiwyg editors in to google?

Personally, I use Dreamweaver CS3 but I am still a bit partial to using Notepad everynow and again!!

cannot afford dreamweaver and do not know html - the we is full of crap

You could use

SeaMonkey
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/

The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite. Such a software suite was previously made popular by Netscape and Mozilla, and the SeaMonkey project continues to develop and deliver high-quality updates to this concept. Containing an Internet browser, email & newsgroup client, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools, SeaMonkey is sure to appeal to advanced users, web developers and corporate users.

I prefer Dreamweaver, but since you cannot afford it, you might want to try http://www.nvu.com/. I've never used it, but have heard it's a decent alternative and open-source.

I like Dreamweaver develpment software to build my sites