In the past I used a mix of Ultraedit, JEdit to keep my homepage up to date. Since the upgrade to Vista, the old ultraedit version doesn't work any more, the jedit editor has some problems with context menu. Because Netbeans v6 is open most of the time anyway - I tried to use as as a plain (HTML) editor - and it works surprisingly well. Instead of setting up a project, I just use the favorites (you have to open the view with Strg+3 or menu -> window -> favorites). In the favorites view, you have just to add the root of your homepage with the context menu (right mouse click: "Add To Favorites").
After this initial setup, you will be able to use the HTML editor with full "auto completion" and documented HTML-tags. The context menu "view" opens the browser for preview, which is convenient as well.