Re: What's a Webmaster?

Subject: Re: What's a Webmaster?
From: Wolf Lahti <wduby -at- TECHCENTER -dot- PACCAR -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 07:24:03 -0800

>>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?

And I said:
>>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- "

Then Diane Brennan said:

>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.

Yep, all things that I do. It's the fact that I'm the one here most
qualified to do them that I find unsettling. :)

"I hate quotations."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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