Hi! I’m Joel Barnes and I live in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada.

By day, I’m an ordinary citizen working in the research sector. But at night, I’m a fearless, freelance web developer.

Been living this double life since 2008.

Click the other links to the left of this page to see the services I offer and some of the work I do.

If you have any questions or would like a quote, you can get in touch with me through the contact page.



  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
  • JavaScript (JS)
  • PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)
  • Structured Query Language (SQL)


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • cPanel
  • Code::Blocks
  • FileZilla
  • GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)
  • Joomla
  • MySQL
  • NetBeans
  • OpenCart
  • phpMyAdmin
  • WordPress
  • X-­Apache HTTP Server-­MySQL­-PHP-­Perl (XAMPP)


Since 2008, I’ve worked with web clients on all aspects of setting up a website including:

  • domain name registration
  • web hosting setup
  • web design
  • content management system installation
  • database administration
  • ecommerce
  • custom programming (e.g., online surveys, conference management systems, file repositories)

View my portfolio for some of the websites I’ve worked on.


Below is a sampling of websites I’ve worked on:


The Ottawa Rotary Home

TakeTIME Ontario

Pedal Easy

Partridge Photography

Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group

Sedentary Behaviour Research Group

Mosaic Developments

Ripped Princess Apparel

eFit Online Coaching

University of Saskatchewan Office of the Vice-President Research

University of Saskatchewan Research


If you have any questions or would like a quote, please contact me using the form below:

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