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Webmaster or web designer… the thin line

To avoid confusion later, you should inform your client of the difference between a web master and a web designer:

A web master is responsible for the content of the site and social media channels. He is part of the PR team and has some very basic knowledge of web design.

The web designer creates the website and is responsible for the good technical functioning.

Decide for yourself which tasks you want to do. Maybe you want to do both; it’s up to you. Keep in mind that a web master can be a full-time job for one big client, and in my opinion the job is better served by an employee within the client’s company rather than an external web designer.

A web designer will also set up email tools like Mailchimp if necessary, create one or more templates, send out emails, and keep address lists up-to-date. Creating emails based on the templates, sending them, out and monitoring the results are the responsibility of the web master.

Agree with your client about who will do what before starting development.




  1. Thank you sharing about differences between webmaster and web design. Really help post you have shared.

    Janet Parker

    November 10, 2017

  2. Really it is difficult to understand this thin line between Webdesigner and Webmaster. It is totally up to you whether you are interested in has a look at content part of the website or want to focus on the designing and development.


    December 12, 2017

  3. I have always knew about this stuff but after reading your blog, it still gives me a lot to learn. There are things I’m not aware of before but now I am aware. Thanks for posting such helpful article.


    April 26, 2018

  4. I think there is huge difference in Webmaster and Web designer. Both have different role and responsibilities. However today web designer do things more than just designing.


    June 7, 2018

  5. Excellent article, This post is very helpful for me and everyone. I really appreciate sharing this great post.

    Jhon Hukes

    August 30, 2018

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