The big drawback with commercial proprietary programs (such as Dreamweaver and Freeway, discussed below) is that you have to buy them, although if you are a student there will be educational discounts available. Note that what you are buying is a licence to use the product – you never actually own it! An alternative is to use open-source or public-domain software, which is generally available free of charge. Other inexpensive programs may be ‘shareware’, and will be available for a donation or nominal fee. The best example of open source is the WWW itself, which Tim Berners-Lee gave to the world.
Every proprietary program has its open-source equivalents: Microsoft Word has LibreOffice; Adobe Photoshop ...