Difficulties in the Webmaster’s Job

In Webmaster Resources | on Apr. 26, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

There is no job that comes without its set of challenges, without its set of difficulties. If it does then its either not greatly financially rewarding or it does not offer satisfaction. The webmaster’s job is one that is based on an unpredictable terrain. While there are times when the webmaster is able to go through the whole process of website creation without experiencing too much difficulty, there are times when hurdles are experienced along the way. It is expected that the webmaster will be able to overcome whatever difficulties that are experienced, regardless of the level of challenge. This is what makes a good webmaster, and ultimately, promises a big fat check.

One of the difficulties is getting browser compatibility. This is a technical issue, and it mostly revolves around the use of the proper markup language, which is in almost all cases, HTML. Proper HTML coding is of the essence as this is what determines the readability of the website on most browsers. Different browsers have different requirements, and the webmaster has to ensure that the most basic of these are met, for the browsers that are most frequently used. HTML tag completion, for instance may be a necessity for one type of browser, but may not be for another. It is important that the webmaster ensures that the site is viewable with the most frequently used browsers by internet users.

Use of graphics is always a topic of debate as far as website design is concerned. While there is no denying that graphic content increases the visual appeal of the site, and caters to the emotional needs of a site, it is important that its use be regulated. The format used for images should carry the least possible file size, to ensure that the site is not too ‘heavy’, as heavy sites take longer to load, even when the variables of strong internet connection and good host support are guaranteed. This compels the webmaster to use the most intuitive methods of conveying graphical content, but without overusing it in such a way that it makes the site too heavy.

Another challenge met by webmasters is that of keeping the site interesting. There are many ways of doing this, but the most common one is that of getting fresh content. In a place where there are probably hundreds of sites that compete for the same niche, continually getting material that stands unique from the other competing sites is a challenge. It gets harder when the frequency of posting new content is a few times a week, as this will necessitate constant creation. There are sites that create projects for a site after some sort of agreement, but this should be the solution when there is an absence of a dedicated content developer in the team of the webmaster. These are some of the difficulties that a webmaster has to face with each day. And since the magnitude of each one is not too great, they are readily accepted as part of the job.

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