Day webmasters

4 April celebrates the Day of the webmaster. The date of this festival is chosen by chance: if you look closely, you will notice that the numbers are very similar to 4.04 in its writing a 404 ("page not found"), which has a direct relevance to the webmaster. In addition, this date coincides with the International Day of the Internet.

Webmaster — the profession is quite new, it has only recently emerged, in the age of the Internet. The webmaster, or "managing" the site — is a person engaged in the development of web-site or enterprise application on the Internet.

For the first time the term "webmaster" coined the "forefather" of the Internet Tim Berners-Lee in "Style Guide online hypertext" in 1992. In the early 1990s, when the "public" Internet was just beginning to develop, the first functional web-masters were very diverse: it included duties web designer, author and moderator of the site, programmer, system administrator, content manager (responsible for semantic content of the site), a member of the technical support site. With the development of the Internet and the advent of the larger sites have improved their design technology that led to the formation of specializations webmasters in different professions.

By the way, it turns out that in contrast to the Russian language, where there is no female form of the name the profession in the English language web-female is sometimes called "Web Mistress" (English webmistress), but the wide spread of this form is not received.