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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TinyMCE 5: Creating a custom Dialog Plugin (and with Custom Button Icons)

Edited: February 6, 2019. The included code also works with the TinyMCE 5 Stable release. I’ve been using TinyMCE for years – I think if I look back in my...

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Game

Just Cause 3 (PS4)

When Just Cause 3 came out back in late 2015, I thought “oh that looks like a lot of fun”. I grabbed it on PS4, and started playing....

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PHP

Learning Laravel: extending Laravel’s Auth workflow without re-coding

There’s a project on the horizon and I thought it would be a great candidate for getting my teeth in to Laravel. So I wanted to do some basic ideas that would...

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JS

Do I still need to use jQuery?

jQuery makes it so easy to start making your website be interactive at the client side. It was easy to learn, powerful, and has a large audience around the world...

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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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