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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Music

Still Alive

It's been a while since I've had the decks out... and a recent Beatport sale saw my library grow by over 70 tracks... so thought I'd record a new mix. Never...

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JS

Adding custom icons to your TinyMCE 5 Plugins

The TinyMCE 5 rich text editor launched in early 2019, and with it an improved interface to help developers build custom plugins. Firstly – read this to learn...

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CSS

Exploring Tailwind CSS in Laravel

I’ve been building things for the web since somewhere in the 90s, starting out with GeoCities, static HTML and CSS. Flash forward over 20 years, and the web is,...

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PHP

“Hello, World!” in the real world

“Hello, World!” means something to most programmers – after all, it is most probably the very first thing you wrote code about. I know that my first year...

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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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