FrontPage isn't that word you used, it's an excellent design application, although it acquired a less than perfect reputation when in its earlier versions. A bad reputation is easily gained and difficult to lose but FP 2003 is far and away the best version yet - it can certainly give Dreamweaver a run for its money in many situations. If you really want to try another program take a look at NetObjects Fusion - in my opinion one of the best for newcomers to web design.
There are hundreds of free password applets available - just run a search in Google - but my absolute favourite (cleverly called 'Web Password') costs around $45. It's the only one that I know of with 128-bit encryption which makes it virtually bomb-proof. You can find out more if you
As far as buttins etc are concerned there are thousands of sites out there - Google will give you a hundred or so to start you off.