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Also the HTML output is a class act...its clean, SE friendly, cross browser compatible and well formatted, which CRMS software they are using for the HTML?
I agree they do have some very nicely done artwork, but as davis has said I don't think that requires any "special" software.
What you are seeing are the fruits of highly skilled and very talented graphic designers, who can not only create beautiful artwork, but also have an understanding of image compression formats, such that they can create designs that compress well yet retain their clarity.
As regards the HTML, that I don't think is down to anything special either - nobody really has any excuse not to produce SE friendly, cross-browser compatible well formatted code.*
*incidentally, for high traffic sites it doesn't make much sense to serve "nicely formatted" code that is full of white space and carriage returns. Your development version can be nicely formatted, with a publishing process that compacts HTML served on your production site to remove any superfluous characters.
Even Google who bang on about how conscious they are of their homepage size are serving plenty of redundant LF/CR.
The images and HTML is a class act - maybe an ex-yahoo web designer/developer can put some light on this.
Thanks in advance.