If you only have time to learn a single language, then you lack the commitment to learn Java. So, I recommend HTML - perhaps using FrontPage or DreamWeaver. Web programming simply involves a basket of technologies - there is no getting around that. Take a look at the newer technologies grouped under the common veil "Web services" to get an idea, or J2EE for that matter. Alas, it is fun and worthwhile, but it takes more than a single language. Good luck!
Tom Hennigan<P>Sun Certified Java 2 Platform Programmer