At The Web Standards Project, their blog contains a very interesting dicussion about New Professionalism and what colleges are currently teaching web design and development students. A quote: “University Web design courses are an ideal time to start young developers thinking in terms of separation of content from aesthetics and behavior, but unfortunately, this is rarely the case. If the correspondence I receive from students in higher education Web design courses is a true barometer, academia is not keeping up with the Web’s progression. Students often complain of being taught development practices circa 1998, at best. Photoshop slicing and table-based layouts rule the day in most courses and the Web suffers for it.”
I’ve talked about some of the issues discussed in this article on a number of occasions right here on these pages. I urge you to take a look at this piece by Holly Marie Koltz.