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Webdesign : Can You Do It All?

As a webmaster, are you expected to know all the technologies that revolve round web-site building (like Javascript, css, dhtml etc) or you are MAJORLY expected to do the hard-code that run things on the server while you give out the client-side stuff to others to do?

Just being curious

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Oludimuni,

The next time I see your shameless ad campaign on a thread other than that written up for advertisement, I will be reporting you to the moderator. E too much!

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Website Development is just building a house, where the bricklayer will not dare play the role of the capenter. If it is a serious website, to be out for quality business, no one man can do it alone,

You can also view one of my contribution to the forum here:

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-205014.0.html

Thanks.

Olu Oludimu

System Administrator ; Emmanuel Communications Limited

Admin; http://www.oakservers.net | http://www.oakmediang.com

E-mail : olu@oakmediang.com | Tel: 08051614052

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No man is an Island. You can only try but can never make it.

Take it or leave it.

If you think you can do it all, why do you have you fellow man around you then?

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I guess both of you are actually saying the same thing, using different statements to describe it. Everything still points to division of labour, which I feel represent the larger view of the NL contributors on this thread.

Lets keep the contributions rolling in please

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That is what I always do and its has been working for me, even when I call a pro I wouldn't allow him to do it, I'll ask him to teach me how to do it.

U too joooo

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just know what functionality each technology can provide.

when ur job calls for a particular functionality, delve into learning how to implement the technology tht best provides tht functionality or call a pro.

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what I meant is that, as a webmaster you must have pass the stage of ordinary designer,

abi you don see a good secondary student who no sabi primary school maths.

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@quadrillo,

I 'm sorry but you didnt answer the questions. Are you implying that a webmaster is not expected to know any of those tools mentioned above??.

ps. Let try and forget these "class" stuff and be more pragmatic

@nuckecy

Your contribution is highly valued!

Incase u need to know am a web developer. and where do you belong. OGA GURU

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Knowing everything is good however, for most jobs html, css, javascript , php and dreamweaver will get you far. Most companies already have teams for handling their servers. Small companies trying to save money though will try to find someone who can do it all.

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MT:

This is why I don't call myself a "webmaster". There is more to it than writing code. For example, you have to know about server configuration, how to monitor site traffic, monitor database performance, etc. I am a web developer (not to be confused with web designer). And yes, it is good for you to know a little bit of everything and then concentrate on what you know that you know best. That way, you don't lose a job because you don't know one particular thing. Having said that, I am in favor of division of labor. Remember, "jack of all trades, master of none".

quadrillo:

I have read your original post up to 5 times now and each time I am more confused than the last. Are you implying, either literally or figuratively, that the different titles have anything to do with your education level or that one can't know all you stated concurrently?

Webmaster, web developer and web designer are all different in their roles and responsibilities. To that effect, it is possible to know them all or individually. Unfortunately, the different titles have been muddied up in the Nigerian context.

- Webmaster (in addition to the abv, wiki it)

- Web developer (css, javascript, xhtml, mid-tier languages (php, jsp, asp, etc), and maybe some backend languages (java, etc))

- Web designer (graphics (photoshop, fireworks, etc))

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@quadrillo,

I 'm sorry but you didnt answer the questions. Are you implying that a webmaster is not expected to know any of those tools mentioned above??.

ps. Let try and forget these "class" stuff and be more pragmatic

@nuckecy

Your contribution is highly valued!

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