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15medium is operated by Paul Egan, a Canadian based WordPress Web Developer situated in Oakville, Ontario within easy reach of Toronto.  The seamlessness of the internet means that geographic location is no barrier to working with clients across the globe.

I am a professional designer and front end web developer with over 10 years of experience working with small to medium sized business websites and content management systems. I design, develop and maintain responsive, mobile-friendly websites using contemporary technologies to ensure positive results for the client as well as excellent experiences for the user.

I have worked with a variety of clients in a wide range of creative environments from Non-profits to Financial Services, as an individual contractor and as part of a larger team of developers.

My greatest strengths are HTML, CSS, and WordPress along with a working knowledge of jQuery / JavaScript and PHP.

I am also experienced at installing and migrating WordPress, security and backup, domain creation, moves to new hosting providers, database management, and troubleshooting broken plugins and themes.

Key Reasons to work with 15medium:

  • I pride myself on clear communication, quick response, and project organization.

  • I am a fast learner who enjoys challenges and thrives in a fast paced, goal oriented environment.

  • I have a good eye for design and possess strong analytical and troubleshooting abilities.

  • I pay great attention to detail and layout and strive for pixel perfection.

  • I am a mature, intelligent and dedicated individual.

15medium was founded in 1999. At the time I was an Architectural Technologist. During that career I worked on a wide variety of projects, from residential to large scale commercial and institutional.

In 2006 I made a transition from bricks and mortar to pixels and code. I attended the Humber College Digital Imaging Training Centre where I acquired the Web Site Design, Development and Maintenance Diploma. That was just the beginning of a long learning curve where the technologies change rapidly. I am currently upgrading my skills at the FreeCode Camp.



HTML forms the structure of a Web page. It gives authors the means to publish online documents with headings, text, tables, lists, photos, video and audio components as well as links to other pages and forms for conducting searches and transactions with remote services.


CSS is the presentation layer that stylizes the Web page, including colors, layout, and fonts. It allows a page to adapt to different types of devices, from large to small screens. The separation of structure (HTML) from presentation (CSS) makes it easier to maintain sites, share style sheets across pages, and tailor pages to different environments.


JavaScript is a programming language designed for performing dynamic tasks within that page, such as animation or a search box. It is what gives a page the interactivity that engage a user. If you have ever checked the score of a live sporting event or requested a currency conversion then JavaScript is probably behind those actions.

Content Management

Do these lines sound familiar when you’re looking at your company website?

Content Management

I’d like to help. Call me today at (905) 337-0735. I’ll make an assessment and offer a no charge quote.
Soon your site will once again be a thing of beauty.

Tools I Use


WordPress is a very popular open source blogging and website content management system (CMS). It is used by more than 29% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2018. I am involved in all aspects of this amazing platform; from installation to migration, content management, site maintenance, theme development, SEO and security.

Sublime Text

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Sublime Text is a proprietary cross-platform source code editor. It natively supports many programming languages and markup languages, and functions can be added by users with plugins, typically community-built and maintained under free-software licenses. Arguably it is the best code editor.


Adobe Photoshop is an powerful image editing application that’s used by many professional photographers and designers. Before I add an image to a website I’ll use it to:

  • Crop, resize and straighten
  • Adjust exposure and colour balance
  • Optimize images to reduce download times
  • … and a whole lot more.


By far, the most widely used modern version control system in the world today is Git. It is a mature, actively maintained open source project originally developed in 2005 by Linus Torvalds, the famous creator of the Linux operating system kernel. This powerful tool is easily the best way of keeping track of changes to files, whether used by a team or an individual.


Ubuntu is a complete Linux operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. More specifically I use Lubuntu a faster, more lightweight and energy saving variant of Ubuntu as my local LAMP Stack development platform.

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I’m learning at the FCC

Over 200,000 people visit FreeCodeCamp.com each month to work through their free open source web development curriculum and earn their standardized certifications. I am one of those people, having enrolled in the Fall of 2017.

From Basic HTML and CSS Challenges through to Advanced Algorithm Scripting in JavaScript the FCC provides an excellent foundation to the world of Front End Web Development.

The course takes approximately 475 hours to complete. I expect to obtain this Certificate in the Spring of 2018.

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