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the web master is dead, advertisement for a content management system Saw this charming little ad on my way into the office today. You gotta love the Elvis glasses, right? It’s like hipster and kitsch all in… wait, is there a difference between hipster and kitsch? I admit that I am guilty of throwing around the word content more often at the office lately, because I want our clients to worry less about what it will look like and more about whether there’s anything to look at. But I wouldn’t say that the web master* is dead. Thankfully I’m not the web master here, I’m a web designer and/or web developer, front-end developer, web presentation engineer…? There are so many made-up titles for what I do and nearly none of them really encompass what I do. I think people come up with new job titles just so they can sound cool at a networking happy hour.

Speaking of happy hour, I will be playing Michael Gray’s “The Weekend” more than once today. I won’t be pop-locking around the photocopier, however. I’m not saying that I couldn’t, just that I won’t**. It’s hard to deal with a “regular” week after so many short ones, and I’ll be glad to see this one dead and buried. Someone please point me in the direction of a hot fire and some mulled cider! :mrgreen:

* I’ve already had to suffer 3 jokes this week about how kinky the term web master sounds, so don’t do it. Just… don’t.

** I can’t, however, promise that I won’t be dancing to “Single Ladies” in the elevator, but at least I left my cyborg hand at home.

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6 Responses

  1. Kris says:

    Yes, content management systems will free you from web masters!

    Until you realize you need to hire someone to manage your CMS 😉 They are never getting rid of us.

    latest entry: 30 – How I Got Here

  2. Fredo says:

    I admit that I am guilty of throwing around the word content more often at the office lately, because I want our clients to worry less about what it will look like and more about whether there’s anything to look at.

    Content is king… of rock n’ roll.

    latest entry: LJ Layoffs

  3. Kyle says:

    CONTENT!

    latest entry: perspective

  4. Kyle says:

    Srsly, “pretty” can never replace interesting/useful content. Some people we know need to learn this, IRL.

  5. brian says:

    @Kris: Web Professionals really are like zombies or Jason Voorhees. You can’t keep us down at all.

    @Fredo: Thank-yew, thank-yew verra much. I’m still down with Context is Queen… of soul. (Please Aretha don’t sue me… or sit on me!)

    @Kyle: Is that the shout-out chorus from your upcoming 80’s revival single, “She Enlightened me with Content”?

  6. TanyaD says:

    😈

    I’ve caught 9 kinds of hell over Web Mistress and how kinky it sounds, but hey it’s what I do!

    latest entry: Is racism dead?

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