There is absolutlely nothing wrong with a simple web site if "IT GETS THE JOB DONE"-everybody does css-I find it has become boring.
There is nothing wrong with using compilers and no in inherent superiority in hand coding. The Visuals is what count. And if someone pays you for something, is happy with it and it GETS HITS-because the creator is a real webmaster not just an art critic than he is doing his job. There are a billion pretty sites no body cares about because there is no content,no meta tagging, no refferal links, no search engine inclusion and no real substance. Google sucks-but its the most popular engine because it works. Yahoo looks like crap but loads at 28k in 4 seconds.
Sophistication for its own sake is superflous. Super Jazzy isn't seen by a web spider.
Webmastering isn't just about how it looks-its about how it works.
If you were paid for your sites and your clients were happy more power to you!
<TITLE>Millennia World Travel</TITLE>
<META name="ROBOTS" content="INDEX,FOLLOW">
<meta name="Keywords" CONTENT="World Car Hire, World Cruise Lines, Ferry Travel, Hotels Worldwide, Tour Operators worldwide, World Train Travel, Travel Insurance Worldwide, Activity Holidays, Worldwide Destination Ideas">
<meta name="Description" CONTENT="This site is packed full of travel links including World Car Hire, World Cruise Lines, Ferry Travel, Hotels Worldwide, Tour Operators Worldwide, Activity Holidays, Worldwide Destination Ideas">
Above is the first sign of a real web master-I can't count the sites Ive looked at that were "superior"-flash, java,css, and more which didn't even have basic meta tagging and the site counters read 310, but the owners where the Worlds Greatest Webmasters.
<title>PCFF Cancer Team</title>
<link REL="stylesheet" TYPE="text/css" HREF="style.css">
above is the code for the comparison site-no meta tagging at all
BUT ITS CSS- Il bet google doesnt care