if you want to get a feel for what various companies/people believe the job to entail, you might want to search www.monster.com, www.hotjobs.com, etc... for "webmaster". the resulting information from the job sites will give you a general idea of what some companies believe the job entails, as well as the general skillset that they're looking for in a person for this kind of position... -bruce -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of aardvark Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 6:26 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Webmastering Advice? well, you certainly have a handy list of skills you can bring to the table... from what i see here, i don't see you doing any real day-to- day grunt work... instead, i see you using your experience to delegate the administration and development to the resources best suited to the job -- relying on vendors even (and determining which to use)... i could recommend the book i worked on about design for the technical types, but that would seem pointless given the resources you seem to have at your disposal... overall, i'd say that you need to educate yourself on the *user*... you're a programmer and a power user, and with your experience with databases, you have an idea of how you think things should be structured... but users won't think the way you do... take a look at the O'Reilly IA book (it has a chapter on evolt.org in it)... talk to your marketing department to get a feel for how they want to present themselves... stay active on lists like this to be aware of current trends... work on a plan for the future and start to think about who can do it for you... and if nothing is broken right now, don't fix it... <pitch type="overt">and if you ever want to talk about a CMS (that matches your environment and business needs), gimme a call sometime</pitch> does that help any? are you looking for more discrete advice? > From: John.Brooking at sappi.com [...] > My manager just told me they were thinking about having me take on > the > role of webmaster over all of our North American locations, which we > don't currently have. This is good news for me, but - I'm not sure > exactly what that will entail, and what are the various skills I > should be boning up on. So I thought I'd ask you all for some advice. [...] > security, and network administration are already handled by other > teams here in Corporate, but it isn't centered around a central > webmaster-type person. It is likely that as webmaster I would still > continue to work closely with these other teams, since they have the > expertise in each area. So I definitely wouldn't be making all the > decisions myself. [...] -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !