Why you need to learn webmaster skills
You’re probably here because you are designing, building, managing or promoting your own website or blog. So, you either are, or soon will be, a webmaster or website owner. If you are starting a new website or blog, you’ve made a wise decision! We all know every business, sole trader and entrepreneur should have their own website or blog, but what if you are employed or don’t run your own business?
You should still have your own site, perhaps a blog. The barriers to entry in building your own website or blog are lower than they have ever been. There are an amazing array of platforms, tools, software, skills, advice and knowledgable professionals, and you can find them all on the internet.
Many of these tools are free, like wordpress, which is an outstanding software platform and powers this site. But where do you start? The information available and knowledge required to build and manage a professional looking site with great content has exploded. If you want to do-it-yourself there are so many skills you need to know it’ll make your head spin.
How do you write great content, salesletters or press releases, find a reliable web host provider, make podcasts or videos, publish a newsletter, build an subscriber list, code html or css, build a webstore, make a facebook page, optimise your site for the search engines, use google adwords, design a logo, build a popular blog, and the list goes on.
Webdesignability is all about helping you to discover and learn how to do all this and more. On this website you will find over 350 articles on what you need to learn, understand and master, for any topic a webmaster needs to run a successful website or blog. With so many articles, videos and podcasts, you should be able to find what you’re looking for.
Even if they employ web professionals or outsource workers to manage their websites, the smartest webmasters know they still need to know and understand the process of designing, building and promoting websites and blogs. Look upon it as quality control. You’ll know exactly what’s needed. This means a good experience for your visitors. And that means they’ll be back.
This is the secret ingredient to building a community around your web business.