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Webmaster Qualifications

By pbbarron ·
I am looking to hire a webmaster for our school district. What sort of qualifications will be essential, and which ones would be "important" to look for? Will certifications indicate a better candidate, or is it better to rely on a portfolio? We already have a network administrator who is handling the hardware/network issues.

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Webmaster Qualifications

by Matthew Joyes In reply to Webmaster Qualifications

If your looking for a permanent webmaster for your district, my advice is to look at the portfolio. That is, ask to see the candidates previous work. As far as I'm aware there are no popular webmaster qualifiations, and when I worked as a consultant, my collegues and I were self taught.

Still, another consideration I'd put forward is a consultant. Take a look at some of the local web design agencies.

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Why not use IT Students

by stationmaster In reply to Webmaster Qualifications

Why not run a contest amongst yor high school
students, then pick the best web design.
I atught my self web design using Front Page
Express, though I am no expert, there should
be plenty of clever students who would show an interest.
http://mystation.rrdepot.com/steamtown.htm
one of my sites which I designed at no cost.

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Good idea!

by Matthew Joyes In reply to Why not use IT Students

Thats a great idea. This kind of work could be integrated into an IT lesson, or perphaps a lunch-time group. This could be used to develop existing skills in IT.

I know a local school who runs a "web team," which is a group of students tasked with the design of the Internet and Intranet site. Its quite popular.

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