Oops, You Hired the Wrong Web Guy

The Wrong Web Guy

I ran across this list of 9 Signs You Shouldn’t Hire THAT Web Guy today over at CSS Zone. I felt like it was worth re-posting over here. Those of us who really ARE web professionals know these folks all too well.

1. He Calls Himself a “Webmaster”
Any web guy that calls himself a “webmaster” probably isn’t a master of anything. The term “webmaster” has become a translation for the word “amateur.” The web has diversified into so many different realms that webmaster is no longer meaningful (was it ever though?)

2. He’s a FrontPage Expert
Any developer / designer with a degree knows that Microsoft FrontPage most definitely isn’t a professional tool. FrontPage will pass for Mom and Dad who want to create a website dedicated to their dogs, not someone who’s trying to do business. I’d argue that a solid Web Developer should work at code level.
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