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Hello, I'm Jonathan McFadden, a seasoned web developer with a passion for crafting engaging online experiences. With over 7 years of experience in the field, I specialize in both general web development and Joomla development.

Throughout my career, I've had the opportunity to work on various projects, including:

  • Small business websites
  • Complex Joomla extensions
  • Custom portfolio solutions
  • Server side programming
  • API development
  • Database management

I thrive on challenges and love finding innovative solutions to problems. My journey in web development began with a curiosity to understand how websites work. This curiosity quickly turned into a passion as I delved deeper into coding and design principles.

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is collaborating with clients to bring their visions to life. Whether it's creating a sleek and modern website for a startup or optimizing an existing Joomla extension for better performance, I always strive to exceed expectations.

My expertise extends beyond coding. I'm also proficient in UI/UX design, which allows me to create seamless and intuitive user experiences. I believe that a well-designed website not only looks good but also enhances usability and engagement.

When it comes to Joomla development, I'm constantly exploring new techniques and best practices to stay ahead of the curve. Joomla's flexibility and extensibility make it an ideal platform for building robust web solutions, and I enjoy pushing its boundaries to create innovative solutions.

One of my proudest achievements is the development of a custom portfolio extension for Joomla. This extension allows users to showcase their work in a visually appealing and organized manner. It features seamless integration with Joomla's architecture and provides a user-friendly interface for managing portfolios.

Outside of work, you can often find me attending web development conferences and meetups, eager to learn from industry leaders and share insights with fellow developers. I'm also passionate about giving back to the community and regularly contribute to open-source projects.

When I'm not coding or attending events, I love immersing myself in nature. Hiking through scenic trails, capturing breathtaking landscapes with my camera, or simply enjoying a quiet moment by the lake rejuvenates my creativity and inspires me to tackle new challenges.

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Fitness Tracking Mobile App
Designed and developed a fitness tracking mobile app aimed at empowering users to achieve their health and wellness goals. Integrated features such as workout logging, meal tracking, and progress monitoring, utilizing a combination of native and hybrid technologies for optimal performance and user experience.
E-commerce Website Redesign
Led a team to revamp an outdated e-commerce website for a fashion brand, focusing on improving user experience and increasing conversions. Implemented a responsive design, streamlined checkout process, and integrated social media features, resulting in a 30% increase in sales within the first quarter post-launch.
Healthcare App Development
Developed a mobile app for a healthcare startup aimed at helping users track their fitness goals and monitor vital health metrics. Utilized React Native for cross-platform compatibility and integrated APIs for seamless data synchronization with wearable devices. The app garnered over 100,000 downloads within six months of its release, receiving praise for its intuitive interface and comprehensive features.
Corporate Intranet Portal
Designed and implemented a custom intranet portal for a multinational corporation to facilitate internal communication and document management. Leveraged SharePoint and customized it to meet the specific needs of various departments, including HR, finance, and IT. The portal significantly improved collaboration and information sharing among employees, leading to a more efficient workflow across the organization.
Restaurant Reservation System
Created a web-based reservation system for a chain of restaurants, allowing customers to book tables online and enabling staff to manage reservations seamlessly. Integrated real-time availability updates and automated reminders via email and SMS, reducing no-shows and optimizing table turnover. The system enhanced customer satisfaction and streamlined operations for the restaurant staff.
Educational Game Development
Designed and developed an educational game app for children to learn basic math concepts through interactive gameplay. Utilized Unity3D and C# to create engaging puzzles and challenges, tailored to different age groups and skill levels. The game received accolades from educators and parents alike for its effectiveness in making learning fun and accessible.
Community Engagement Platform
Built a community engagement platform for a nonprofit organization to connect volunteers with local service opportunities and facilitate fundraising efforts. Implemented features such as event scheduling, donation tracking, and volunteer matching algorithms. The platform successfully increased volunteer participation and donations, empowering the organization to make a greater impact in the community.
Real Estate Listings Website
Developed a dynamic website for a real estate agency to showcase property listings and facilitate seamless communication between buyers and sellers. Integrated MLS data feeds and customized search filters to provide users with accurate and up-to-date information. The website became a go-to resource for homebuyers and sellers, resulting in a significant increase in leads and sales for the agency.
Social Media Analytics Dashboard
Created a comprehensive analytics dashboard for a marketing agency to track social media performance across multiple platforms. Utilized APIs from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to gather data on engagement, reach, and demographics. Implemented visualizations and data insights to help clients understand their audience better and optimize their social media strategy.
Online Learning Platform
Developed an online learning platform for a university to deliver courses and educational content to remote students. Built features such as video lectures, quizzes, and discussion forums, all accessible through a user-friendly interface. The platform saw a surge in enrollment and engagement, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing students with uninterrupted access to quality education.
Travel Planning Application
Created a travel planning application that allows users to research destinations, create itineraries, and book accommodations and activities seamlessly. Integrated APIs from travel agencies and booking platforms to provide users with real-time pricing and availability information. The app gained popularity among frequent travelers for its convenience and personalized recommendations.
Financial Management Tool
Developed a cloud-based financial management tool for small businesses to track expenses, manage invoices, and generate financial reports. Utilized technologies such as Django and React to build a scalable and secure platform. The tool helped businesses streamline their accounting processes and gain better insights into their financial health, leading to improved decision-making and profitability.


John McFadden's Resume

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Profile Summary

I'm John McFadden, a dedicated Joomla and WordPress developer with over 10 years of experience in building and maintaining websites. My expertise lies in creating custom components, plugins, and responsive themes, with a focus on delivering clean, efficient, and scalable solutions. I am passionate about technology and always stay updated with the latest trends in web development.

Professional Experience

Freelance Joomla & WordPress Developer

Self-Employed | New York, NY | 2015 - Present

  • Develop custom Joomla components and WordPress plugins to meet clients' specific needs.

  • Design and implement responsive themes for Joomla and WordPress websites.

  • Collaborate with clients to understand their requirements and deliver tailored solutions.

  • Provide ongoing website maintenance and support, ensuring optimal performance and security.

  • Train clients on website management and best practices.

Web Developer

Tech Solutions Inc. | New York, NY | 2012 - 2015

  • Created and maintained Joomla and WordPress websites for a diverse range of clients.

  • Optimized websites for search engines, leading to increased visibility and traffic.

  • Assisted in integrating third-party APIs and services to enhance website functionality.

  • Worked with design teams to ensure cohesive visual elements and user experience.


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science New York University | 2008 - 2012

  • Focus on software development and web technologies.

  • Relevant coursework: Data Structures, Algorithms, Web Development, Database Systems.


  • Web Development: Joomla, WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP

  • Database Management: MySQL, PostgreSQL

  • Frameworks & Libraries: jQuery, Bootstrap

  • Version Control: Git, GitHub

  • Project Management: Agile, Scrum


  • Joomla Certified Developer (2020)

  • WordPress Developer Certification (2019)


  • Portfolio Website: A custom Joomla component for showcasing portfolios, allowing users to create, manage, and display their work.

  • E-commerce Site: Developed a custom WordPress plugin for an online store, including inventory management and payment gateway integration.

  • Blog Platform: Created a WordPress theme designed for bloggers, with customizable templates and SEO optimization.


Available upon request.

Thank you for taking the time to review my resume. If you'd like to discuss a potential project or collaboration, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.


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