- Building a more than basic website takes time and skill. Since there are few incentives for flashy websites, why bother? Developing skills takes time. I used to have some web-skills but focused more the past several years on production (writing) rather than spiffy-fying.
- Many profs are have no skilz. The middle generation of profs might have done some web-writing earlier and had added whiz bangs at a time where the whiz bangs did not work well across different browsers and, more importantly, slowed the loading.
- No, most of us do not use RAs for this as our RAs are busy doing research that we need, not styling which is a luxury.
So, tell me: what do you want, what do we not provide?