Zen and The Art of Knowing Who to Hire

Week 1: The Web Development Process Lecture · Lesson 5 · 10 minutes


In the late 1990s there was only one Web person to hire: The Web Master. Since then, this role has shaped and evolved into UX, front-end, and a whole list of players. In this lesson I want to give you an overview of the Web development roles.

In ye olden dayes, everything to do with a website was handled by a web master. But now, the construction and care of a website is broken up into multiple divisions and specialities. 

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We're going to be covering what front-end and back-end web developers do, as well as what user experience and visual designers are about, but for now, just know that all of these positions contribute to a comprehensive whole: a website or an application. There's plenty of overlap among them, as well, so you don't have to know twelve different tech dialects in order to communicate effectively with each kind of developer, and/or a development team. 

"Knowing what to do is not the major challenge faced by executives - finding who to do it is!"
- Marshall Goldsmith, Who 

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