Launch: go to Low
Seven years ago, I discovered ExpressionEngine in a search for a new CMS for the company I was working for at the time. Three years later, I quit my job to become a full-time freelance developer, mainly doing EE implementations. Late 2009, I released my first commercial add-on, and today marks another milestone: the launch of my dedicated EE add-on site: gotolow.com.
Turns out I enjoy working on add-ons more and more, while regular client work feels less satisfying than it used to. That’s why I decided to try and put more emphasis on add-on development, which inevitably meant setting up this site. From now on, if you need an EE add-on, you’ll know where to go.
Credit where credit’s due
First of all, I’d like to thank Erskine Design, and especially the talented Phil Swan and illusterous Greg Wood, for coming up with a fabulous design. Working with them to get the look and feel right was an absolute pleasure. Also a big thanks to Brandon Kelly for letting me use his quite superb Juniper module—it’s a thing of beauty. Last but not least, a big thanks to you, for buying my stuff!
Under the hood
The back-end uses EE 2.2.2, beefed up with some ace add-ons. Apart from Juniper, I’m also using P&T’s Assets and Matrix. Solspace’s User also plays an important part here. Then there’s the icing on the cake: CE Gravatar, Minimee and Custom System Messages. As for my own stuff, I’m using Variables, NoSpam, Replace, Seg2Cat and FromFile: a custom fieldtype I created to read and output content from a file, especially for add-on documentation.
If you bought my add-ons at loweblog.com, you’ll be able to retrieve them once you’ve created an account here. Be sure to contact me if you need help.