For what it's worth, I do my web with Dreamweaver. Nothing spectacular, but HIGHLY functional and very good results in the SE's. Still, I would like to have a solid site that goes through W3 with less than 400 errors.
To start with, I threw in the html 4.01 strict. Didn't like that.
Then I tried the transitional. Still didn't like that.
So, for a novice, what would you recommend I place there?