1) The last release of FrontPage came out in 2003, and the product was finally discontinued in 2006. That's an ancient artifact as far as the web is concerned. So no, it's not ideal for web development today.
2) Editing webpages is word is nasty. You run into all sorts of formatting issues and garbage code. Again, not the ideal tool for web development
3) Dreamweaver isn't bad, as far as WYSIWYG tools go. However, it's quite expensive. Any WYSIWYG editor adds unnecessary code, which is why some pages produced by them can look different in different browsers. As for Dreamweaver 8 specifically, again, an ancient artifact of the web since it was released in 2005.
Most web developers typically use a text editor or IDE (notepad++ or Eclipse with a plugin specific to the language being used), and a browser with the firebug add-on.
For building websites in general, you can also use a CMS, such as wordpress, drupal,or expressionengine. Those are platforms that can help you build a website without you actually needing to touch any code if you don't want to.