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#1 Freelancer



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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:06 PM

Duties of a Well Rounded Webmaster

Nowadays, everybody seems to be caught up in setting up online venues to conduct various activities. For individual purposes, weblogs are increasing in popularity. For interaction, social networking is on the rise as well. But for the more focused organizational type of businesses, websites are definitely in demand. Unlike weblogs and social networking pages, a website isn’t a ready-to-boot-online page. Everything starts from basic ideas and evolves into something huge throughout the construction stage. It’s actually a collection of pages that takes time, skill and energy to create. And to take charge and facilitate the proper management of time, skill and energy to create a well-though out and constructed website there exist the webmasters.

What is a Webmaster?

As we most commonly know, a webmaster, is someone who creates a website. But if you’d take a closer look, there is much more to what a webmaster really is. Most websites are constructed through the joined efforts of a group of persons called a web development team. Each member specializes in their own significant areas. Somewhat the leader of the group, the webmaster must be well familiarized with these fields in order to duly facilitate the website construction. The unification of the development, programming and maintenance of the website would entirely depend upon the performance of the webmaster.

First Duty

The webmaster is the one who coordinates with clients. With a definite agreement between him and the client, the webmaster must be able to relay the important information regarding the purpose of the website, the content organization of the website and the specific needs of the client. Once the plan is set, it is the job of the webmaster to initiate the team members with their individual contributions to the website. Specifically included in this plan are the information organization, graphics development, web engineering, and web production.

Second Duty

In every step of the way, the webmaster must maintain his involvement. With reliable skills and knowledge in graphics designing, the webmaster also pitches in the designing work and even with the animation when needed. Programming plays a huge part in web development, and it is recommendable that a webmaster be familiar with C language. Not all internet browsers respond similarly to a website. Thus, C language is advisable in helping leveling web designs to all internet browsers.

Third Duty

Setting up the website online is what’s left once the website is fully constructed. The webmaster adds those little finishing touches and coordinates with the web engineers of the group to set up the server that will keep the website running online. Of course, the job doesn’t end there. The webmaster is also in charge of site maintenance. The server must be kept running in good condition. Web log files analysis is a must. Visitor information and basis for changes will depend on constant track of these web log files. Finally, recognition for specific and significant changes to the website’s content, design and functions is up to the webmaster criteria.

#2 Anthony



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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:27 AM

This is a summarize and well written doc on Duties of a webmaster, what I add here more.

#3 Bacati



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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:53 PM


Nicely written, the duties and responsibilities of a Webmaster.
I also looking to become a Webmaster but i lack in Web Development.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:17 AM

Keep a website  up to date and keep it good design.

#5 naudi



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:33 PM


But I have some new for webmaster

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