The hierarchy of web knowledge

There is a four-level hierarchy of people in terms of their web knowledge, as far as I’m aware.

At the top, there’s Rob. Rob from Sydney. He knows everything, and woe betide anyone who falls short of the mark. He knows stylesheets, HTML, databases, template systems, php, Web 2.0 and anything else that’s worth knowing.

Next down the chain is Elise. She knows lots of good stuff about CSS, HTML, information design and holds her own on the template stuff. She also has a great understanding of how it all hangs together.

Next is me. I dabble in stylesheets and can find my way around a template, but editing is a trial-by-error exercise which sometimes comes off. Other times I give up and revert back to my handily saved original.

And last but not least is Rob. East London Rob. He shows wonderful willing, but will be the first to admit his limitations.

It’s funny how people look up the chain when they need help. I’m glad to help Rob (East London) out when he needs to do something, but it’s nice to have someone to turn to (Elise, Sydney Rob) when I need help.

I wonder if the chain continues on up, and whether Rob has his own support mechanism above him. And if he does, whether he’d admit it.


5 Responses to “The hierarchy of web knowledge”

  1. Rob on February 27th, 2007 07:15

    Ah… Dan is too kind. When I need to know anything, I just Google of course. Anyone can find out anything if they know what keywords to enter.

  2. Shanahan on February 27th, 2007 23:53

    WhEre dO I fiT iN?

  3. Art Vandelay on February 28th, 2007 02:10

    I sometimes call this the Rob sandwich effect.

  4. Mr T on March 6th, 2007 12:57

    I petty the fool that takes me on with some CSS bullsh*t!
    Flash backed up with some nice XML all the way biatch!

  5. elise on March 17th, 2007 06:10

    i’m not sure how i feel about being in the middle of said sandwich…
    sounds a bit pervy to me!

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