Today is the International Day of Webmaster

04/04/2017
by Administrator UpSocial

April 4 marks an informal professional holiday - Day of the Webmaster (or Webmaster).

The date of this holiday is not chosen randomly: if you look closely, you can see that the figures in 4.04 very much resemble the 404 ("Page not found") error, which has a direct bearing on the work of webmasters. In addition, this date coincides with the International Day of the Internet.

Webmaster - the profession is quite new, it appeared recently, in the age of Internet development. A webmaster, or "manager" of a site, is a person who develops a website or corporate application on the Internet.

For the first time, the term "web master" was put into circulation by the "forefather" of the Internet Tim Berners-Lee in the document "Guidelines for the style of hypertext in online" in 1992. In the early 1990s, when the "public" Internet was just beginning to evolve, the functionality of the first webmasters was very diverse: it included the duties of a web designer, author and moderator of the site, a programmer, a system administrator, a content manager (responsible for semantic content of the site), the technical support staff of the site.

With the development of the Internet and the emergence of larger sites, their development technologies have been improved, which has led to the allocation of specializations of webmasters to different professions.
By the way, it turns out that unlike the Russian language, where there is no female form for the name of this profession, in the English language female web masters are sometimes called "web mysticress" (English webmistress), but this form was not widely disseminated.

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