HTML isn't that hard to pick up so your basic web page requires nothing more than notepad.
But that's a little brutal to use so I use SeaMonkey since it has the old Netscape web editor and there are a bazillion other HTML editors out there.
Where I find most folk go crazy is how to put the html files up on the web server. There are many systems for that and I can't help you too much there. Here we use FTP and again, a bazillion apps for FTP.
I set my website up a couple of years ago when I had the Adobe CS2 on my old Mac. At that time, it included a program called GoLive, which was obsolete even when I used it to set up my site, but I managed to get it done and it works well, although now needs updating.
My Mac crashed, and I have subsequently transferred all my graphics programs to a PC (CS6) but didn't buy the Web version that included Dreamweaver because I was told it was complicated, and I didn't feel I needed anything complex. Now I need to update my website, and don't have a program to do it. Should I bite the bullet and buy Dreamweaver, or is there a free/cheaper/easier to use alternative out there?
Also, is it possible to do simple Web design in InDesign?
Thanks for any advise you can offer.