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These phantoms of the web go “site” unseen!
OK, that’s all fine and dandy, having a place to begin serves a purpose. I believe the term “generalist”, as it is implied above is very well suited to describe “webmastering“. As a webmaster the expectation is that you know-it-all and can do-it-all -perhaps unrealistic but still expected. So how does anyone, a webmaster, become proficient in one specific area (i.e. web design) when their skills are watered-down by the sheer number of areas (as described above in the definition) it requires to keep site technology current and secure. I was asked this question a few years ago by a CEO of very large company and my answer to him was simple: “I stay up past midnight!“. I mean, how else can you fit in the time required to keep pace with not only the changes but the changing demands?
So hats off to all those burdened with the misunderstood and under-appreciated title “webmaster“.