Webmaster Tasks and Responsibilities

The Webmaster or Web Manager is a strange and varied beast, something of a jack-of-all-trades. The role demands an attitude that supports self-help, constant upskilling, and a vigilant eye on technology. A Webmasters responsibilities can vary greatly between organisations of various types and sizes.

It’s not unusual for a Webmaster to be expected to posses some skill and take part in a range of traditional IT roles for web related services or projects.

Irrespective of who traditionally performed them, following are some typical tasks that are potentially a Webmaster’s responsibility in a larger organisation with one or more web servers..


– Educating Authors and Customers
– Generating Log Reports
– Publishing & Managing Content
– Securing the Website and Servers
– Managing user/group accounts
– Interacting with clients
– Monitoring/Tuning server Performance
– Server-side Programming / ASP or PHP
– Client-side scripting / DHTML and JavaScript
– Templates creation for Authors
– User & Technical Documentation
– Upskilling & Following technology
– Website promotion and SEO

  1. DHTML allows scripting languages to change variables in a web page’s definition language, which in turn affects the look and function of otherwise “static” HTML page content, after the page has been fully loaded and during the viewing process. Thus the dynamic characteristic of DHTML is the way it functions while a page is viewed, not in its ability to generate a unique page with each page load..’

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