About me

While working for some of the largest organisations in the world – AT&T, GE and Ernst & Young -  I gained a wide range of skills and experience that put me in a position to be able to provide services to a variety of organisations no matter what their size or industry. Also during this time I was able to hone my technical and design skills that have enabled me to run a successful web design business.

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One of the greatest skills that I bring to the table is my ability to act as a technical interpreter. Over the past 25 years I have developed the skills that enable me to effectively communicate with all areas of an organization. I’m able to act as a conduit between the business and technical resources to ensure that all project goals are met.

In 2006 I started my own business  to allow me the flexibility to work with clients and on projects at a more personal level, and to be able to provide the level of service that business today demand. My philosophy is about building relationships with a clients to a level where they feel they can call on me for anything, anytime - no matter how big or small.

Learning to cook

In 2002 I decided that I wanted to learn how to cook, but none of the courses I found covered the things I wanted to learn – they were all about how to do 1 thing, so I decided to take a break from the IT world and do my Chef apprenticeship.

During the 4 years of my apprenticeship I learnt everything I wanted to learn, and more. The experience was amazing, and some of the hardest work I’ve ever done, and it’s something I’ll treasure for ever.

Check out some of my favourite recipes in the blog.

Joomla

Iv'e been developing websites using Joomla now for over 10 years - since the early days of version 1, so I've pretty much become an expert in it.

Over the years I've used Joomla for websites that are small and simple, sell products onine, though to sites for large multi-national corporations. The portfolio over on the Mity Digital website shows some of the work I've done.

In March of 2018 I became one of the few Australians to obtain the official Joomla Administrator Certification.

joomla certified administrator

 

23 July 2019
Custom Fields are one of Joomla’s most powerful and flexible features – and really give the CMS a new level of freedom, for both me as the developer, and the end user as the content author. With the release of Joomla 3.7 (August 2017), Custom Fields became a new feature. In your 3.7 (or above) install, under the Content menu, you’ll find Fields...Keep reading...
10 July 2019
For the second month in a row Joomla have relesed an update that broke something significant, so we have 2 releases - versions 3.9.9 and 3.9.10. The good thing about Joomla updates and they can control their release, so as soon as the issue with 3.9.9 was discovered it was pulled from the update servers and replaced with 3.9.10 which includes all...Keep reading...
12 June 2019
Over night there were 2 updates to Joomla released - versions 3.9.7 and 3.9.8. 3.9.7 contains security and big fixes, more information can be found on the Joomla site. Joomla 3.9.8 was released shortly after to fix a bug that was introduced in 3.9.7 that affected sites using the French Help Server. Details can be found here. As always you should...Keep reading...
06 June 2019
If you have a website then you've no doubt heard about "hosting" but you might not know much about it, apart from the fact you pay some company every month or year for it. Well without hosting your website wouldn't work. Hosting is basically a service that runs on a power computer (server) and it's what makes your website accessible on the Internet. While...Keep reading...
08 May 2019
Overnight Joomla released their latest update - 3.9.6. This contains mostly bug fixes, but there is one security issue that's also been fixed. If your Joomla website is hosted with Mity this update has already been applied. More information about this release can be found on the Joomla website.Keep reading...
06 May 2019
There isn’t much that I don’t like about Joomla, but its “out of the box” management of Meta data is one of them. If you’re not sure what Meta data is, it’s the title and description text that appears in your google search results, and they’re very important for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). Natively Joomla allows you to add a...Keep reading...

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You can get in contact with me by calling me at the Mity office
on 03 9012 7566, email me below or connect on LinkedIn.

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  • For my day job I'm the Creative Director (and co-owner) of a Melbourne-based digital agency called Mity Digital. We are specialists in making responsive websites, dynamic custom web development and business-focused graphic design.