Re: What's a Webmaster?

Subject: Re: What's a Webmaster?
From: Diane Brennan <dianeb -at- PROGNET -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 15:07:17 -0800

Webmaster is a *real* title. The closest descriptive title for this job
might be site development and management. It encompasses writing and
designing Web pages, managing others who write and design extended pages,
making sure everything links together in a logical way, troubleshooting
problems on the Web site, and most importantly, creating a look and feel
that will ensure a positive experience for Net surfers seeking information
and enlightenment, so they will return to your site often.

>Dennis Callaghan asked:
>> Since many of you design Web sites or are otherwise familiar with
>> them, what exactly is a Webmaster? Is it a real title and if so, what
>> does it entail, or has this Webmaster person gone on a mad power trip?

>As near as I can tell, Webmaster has become a default designation for that
>person unfortunate enough to be chosen as the arbiter of the difficulties
>your browser has looking at their site, a la the phrase, "If you have any
>problems viewing this web page, contact webmaster -at- techcenter -dot- paccar -dot- com -dot- "

>My manager designated me as 'webmaster' at the Technical Center here, which
>is really frightening considering how little I know about the ins and outs
>of HTML. Just because I know more than anyone else here doesn't make me a
>master in any stretch of the word.

>Or maybe it does, which is even scarier.

> ---------------------------------
> "I hate quotations."
> -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
> ---------------------------------

Diane Brennan
Technical Writer, Progressive Networks
Home of *RealAudio*

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