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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JS

Integrating Tiny with Vue in a real world application

TinyMCE 5 has made the setup process more straightforward - and even easier with the Cloud version. And as there are so many JS frameworks out there, Tiny have...

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PHP

Extending the ItemHelper for Joomla

There are times in Joomla where you want a bit of control over your content at the template override level – such as showing the first X characters of a string. PHP...

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JS

How Tiny helps me deliver the best content authoring experience

At Joomla Day Australia 2019 in Brisbane, I spoke about how TinyMCE helps deliver the best content authoring experience. And for those who couldn’t make it on...

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Photo

How to show real-time highlights and shadows clipping in Photoshop

I’ve used Photoshop for years. Decades even. Yikes, showing age there. But for my photography, I tended to use Photoshop for specific things – such as cleaning...

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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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