goodroi - 12:21 pm on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
the search engines work hard at being able to handle less than perfectly coded pages and do a really good job of it. that doesn't mean you should strive to have less than perfect pages. imho it is better to make it as easy for the search engines as possible.
your developer title tag handling isnt terrible, but it is not ideal. title tags are generally simple. this unusual handling of title tags would make me wonder if your developer is up to the task for more complex seo issues.