Welcome to bts. About yahoo I like the search engine, have found myself to be frequently visiting yahoo movies and at one time I like yahoo games. You should give it a try, and go with whatever it is thats to your liking.
For website design I can settle with Frontpage and dreamweaver or for a beginning website I suggest using notepad and html code. The tough part about
website design isn't the layout, it's more what you want to put on it.