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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

  6. From my point of view both have different responsibility and both are in need in today’s world but web designer have more responsibility than designing of the website however webmaster is only responsible for content submission of the site.

  7. Great Post. It,s cleared my confusion between webmaster and web designers. Thank You.


    September 9, 2018

  8. Good information. Especially for the non-technical person.

    Mark Patel

    October 30, 2018

  9. Web designer and webmaster are very different, most of the times SEO’s are web masters who generally do not have much knowledge of design but they know code and can help designers in placing cta’s and images to their best place. I myself is a webmaster and we guide designers about what works and what does not.

    Eliana Bryson

    November 6, 2018

  10. Nowadays, web designing is in-demand. Anyone with knowledge of web designing can create a design for a website. But, having knowledge alone is not enough to create a good and responsive web design. It is important to know the basics of a good web design. Thank you for sharing this information!


    December 12, 2018

  11. Awesome!! Thanks for Sharing your tips while not being overwhelming or boring. Great job

    ERIN B

    January 4, 2019

  12. I agree its a bit confusing people also confuse between designers and developers maybe you can do a post on that too just a tip.

    Troy Douglas

    March 7, 2019

  13. Webmaster & web designers are two different things, web master is one who manage the content of the on – Page website on the other hand, web designers, who only focus on design & looks of the website.


    March 19, 2019

  14. The difference between a webmaster and web designer can be somewhat subtle, depending on the various duties required for a particular website. It is really essential to know their difference to avoid confusions since both are also responsible for working on an Internet site. It’s great that you have brought this matter in the limelight.


    March 21, 2019

  15. Thank you for sharing about differences between a webmaster and web design.Thanks for posting such a helpful article.

    devi maligai

    July 3, 2019

  16. An informational blog, highlighting the most crucial difference between a webmaster and a web designer. Keep posting such stuff to educate the readers.

    Tom Hardy

    August 21, 2019

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