In my class at the community college we are using a 2004 textbook, "New Perspectives, HTML and XHTML", by Carey. It contains lots of inline styles and layout in tables, as well as frames. In 2008 (X)HTML is used for content, CSS for presentation and layout, and Java Script for behavior. Should I design by modern standards, or go by the book for my final project? Also the degree is biased to .Net Web Development with VB. There's not one class in PHP, Rails, or Action Script. I guess I have too learn this on my own.