About Marty

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Hi, I’m Marty and I'm a web developer from Melbourne, Australia.

I am co-owner of Mity Digital, a bespoke digital agency in Melbourne. I’m a little geeky, a little nerdy, but all-round nice guy (so I’m told). I love pulling my sleeves up and getting stuck into some serious coding.

After high school, I spent time at the University of South Australia earning two degrees – a Bachelor of Computer and Information Science and a Bachelor of Media Arts (Interactive Multimedia/Web Development). While the system.out.println of Java is no longer in my eyes, the object oriented software development skills and database logic skills from the computer science component, paired with the focus on usability and accessibility on the interactive multimedia side have given me the structure and concepts to become an object-oriented programmer for the web, as well as give me the ability to work as both a back-end and front-end developer.

In the back-end, I’ve spent over 15 years professionally developing PHP websites on a LAMP stack. In the front end, responsive layouts and progressive enhancement are my strongest beliefs, with a focus on SCSS, jQuery and most recently, VueJS.

For me, the biggest opportunity exists to help make the end user’s experience better - maybe requiring less clicks, or maybe a better workflow - but developing something special is so rewarding. I take so much pride in the quality of my work – from a coding perspective through to debugging and the user experience – and write intelligent code to get the job done.

You can find out more about my professional life on LinkedIn.

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PHP

How to easily access to Custom Fields in Joomla

Over the past few years, I’ve had to get more and more involved in developing Joomla websites. Joomla is such a powerful, flexible and user-friendly CMS to work...

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Movie

“Gravity” and Dolby Atmos

Gravity is one of those movies that I missed in theatres, but watched in 3D on Blu-ray when it first came out. I had just gotten a 3D TV and, hey, any disc with...

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Photo

Making photos fit on your website

As you know, I love my work as a web developer. I also love taking my landscape photographs. So it only seemed natural that when Mity wanted someone to write about...

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JS

vue-slide-up-down: helping improve accessibility

When starting out in Vue, coming from jQuery, one thing that I did miss was the jQuery slideUp and slideDown functions. They’re just so convenient, easy and effortless...

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I am the Development Director (and co-owner) at Mity Digital, a Melbourne-based digital agency specialising in responsive web design, custom web development and graphic design.
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