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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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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Setting up two-way binding for a component in Vue

I’ll be blunt: I am head-over-heels in love with VueJS. It has totally changed my approach to front end development, and increased reusability, while also decreasing...

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Visiting Tiny in Brisbane

Just as the weather started to get cooler in Melbourne, I got an invite up to Brisbane to hang out with the Tiny team for a few days of their Product Week 2019....

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Days Gone

Note: this article is SPOILER FREE. Well, I wasn’t expecting this. When Days Gone was announced, and teased at E3, I thought it looked cool but horror-type...

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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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