Profession webmaster

Webmasters deploy, maintain, monitor and support a web server to meet service requirements. They ensure optimum system integrity, security, backup and performance. They coordinate the content, quality and style of websites, execute the website strategy and update and add new features to websites.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Investigative
  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Web programming

    The programming paradigm that is based on combining markup (which adds context and structure to text) and other web programming code, such as AJAX, javascript and PHP, in order to carry out appropriate actions and visualise the content.

  • Graphics editor software

    The field of graphical ICT tools which enable digital editing and composition of graphics, such as GIMP, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, to develop both 2D raster or 2D vector graphics.

  • Quality assurance methodologies

    Quality assurance principles, standard requirements, and the set of processes and activities used for measuring, controlling and ensuring the quality of products and processes.

  • Proxy servers

    The proxy tools which act as an intermediary for requests from users searching for resources e.g. files and web pages from other servers such as Burp, WebScarab, Charles or Fiddler.

  • Style sheet languages

    The field of computer language that conveys the presentation of structured documents such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). These documents have to adhere to style sheets, a set of stylistic rules such as font, color and layout.

  • Authoring software

    The software that provides pre-programmed elements which allow the development of interactive multimedia applications in order to edit, structure and lay out content intended for publication.

Skills

  • Study website behaviour patterns

    Research, analyse and optimise business results and user experience online through the use of tracking website metric tools.

  • Use ICT ticketing system

    Utilise a specialised system to track registration, processing and resolution of issues in an organisation by assigning each of these issues a ticket, registering inputs from involved persons, tracking changes and displaying the status of the ticket, until it is completed.

  • Maintain ICT server

    Diagnose and eliminate hardware faults via repair or replacement. Take preventive measures, review performance, update software, review accessibility.

  • Implement front-end website design

    Develop website layout and enhance user experience based on provided design concepts.

  • Maintain responsive design

    Ensure that the website runs on the latest technology and is multi-platform compatible and mobile-friendly.

  • Troubleshoot website

    Detect the flaws and malfunctions of a website. Apply troubleshooting techniques on content, structure, interface and interactions in order to find the causes and solve the malfunctions.

  • Apply ICT system usage policies

    Follow written and ethical laws and policies regarding proper ICT system usage and administration.

  • Use software libraries

    Utilise collections of codes and software packages which capture frequently used routines to help programmers simplify their work.

  • Use markup languages

    Utilise computer languages, that are syntactically distinguishable from the text, to add annotations to a document, specify layout and process types of documents such as HTML.

  • Use scripting programming

    Utilise specialised ICT tools to create computer code that is interpreted by the corresponding run-time environments in order to extend applications and automate common computer operations. Use programming languages which support this method such as Unix Shell scripts, JavaScript, Python and Ruby.

  • Apply tools for content development

    Use specialised content development tools such as content and terminology management systems, translation memory systems, language checker and editors to generate, compile and transform content according to specified standards.

Optional knowledge and skills

cyber security c# visual basic prolog manage changes in ict system smalltalk vbscript assembly r abap ict recovery techniques javascript common lisp ict performance analysis methods swift ict debugging tools pascal online analytical processing apl asp.net matlab less scala data models objective-c coffeescript synfig erlang web analytics groovy ajax haskell css system backup best practice php typescript lisp ruby sketchbook pro openedge advanced business language perl gimp c++ cobol java conduct search engine optimisation manage online content python enhance website visibility jsss adobe illustrator information security strategy microsoft visio sas language microsoft visual c++ ml sap r3 adobe photoshop scratch computer programming world wide web consortium standards sass

Common job titles

  • Web master/content manager
  • Junior web developer
  • Web developer
  • Web content editor
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  • Media coordinator, department of english
  • Communications specialist ii
  • Student web master / developer
  • Web master / developer