Jeff Croft

I’m a product designer in Seattle, WA. I lead Design at a stealthy startup. I recently worked at Simply Measured, and previously co-founded Lendle.

Some of my past clients include Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and the University of Washington.

I’ve authored two books on web and interactive design and spoken at dozens of conferences around the world.

But seriously, who gives a shit?

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February 2005

  • Blog entry // 02.25.2005 // 11:14 AM // 14 Comments

    Thanks and goodnight.

    Today my order at FreeMiniMacs.com was secured. I also have an order in for FreeiPodShuffle.com. Both products are delayed, but it looks like I should eventually get one of each, thanks in large part to a number of you who helped me out by doing referrals. So, I just wanted to say thanks!

    Although I am casually trying for a Free Playstation Portable from FreePSPs.com, this should be the last you’ll hear from me on the topic of gratuitous free stuff for a while.

    Note to Mike Davidson: I’d like to preemptively say, “Shut it. I don’t care what you think.” :)

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  • Photo // 02.23.2005 // 8:35 PM // flickr

    Outfit-inspired vanity.

  • Blog entry // 02.21.2005 // 1:53 PM // 13 Comments

    Hilton Hack: Where did T-Mobile go wrong?

    By now you’ve probably heard that Paris Hilton’s T-Mobile Sidekick was recently hacked and the data it contained dumped onto the Internet. You’ve probably also head that there are a lot of great things to take away from this. Some of them include color photos of Paris, color photos of Paris topless, and color photos of Pairs topless kissing another hot chick. Oh, and let’s not forget Paris’ address book, which was filled with dozens of celebrity phone numbers. Unfortunately for me, Paris doesn’t seem to keep the kind of company I’d like to call.

    But the more interesting part of this ordeal is learning that the Sidekick wasn’t actually hacked at all — T-Mobile’s servers were. Which, of course, begs the question: why was Paris’ private nudie pics and personal addresses on T-Mobile’s server?

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  • Blog entry // 02.20.2005 // 2:31 PM // 5 Comments

    As long as we’re getting free stuff

    …may as well go for the new Playstation Portable (PSP) too, right? The new PSP looks sweet, and Gratis’ latest site, FreePSPs.com only requires to complete five referrals — so this should be considerably easier to complete than the Mac mini offer. If you want to get started on the road to a free PSP, go ahead and sign up with my referrer link. Thanks in advance for your help!

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  • Blog entry // 02.17.2005 // 1 AM // 24 Comments

    I know you’re all tired of my begging

    …but I’m only one referral away from getting myself a free Mac mini. If any of you are considering taking a shot at getting a free Mac mini for yourself, I’d sure appreciate your referral. If you want to help me out, all you have to do is sign up for FreeMiniMacs.com using my link, and then complete one “online offer.” An online offer is typically a credit card application or trial period for a service of some sort. A few good ones to do are the Blockbuster Online offer (I’ve been very pleased with it so far), the printer ink offer (if you’ve got an inkjet printer, you need the ink anyway), and the Lowe’s gift card.

    Thanks to everyone who has helped me out so far! Now, who’s going to be the final referral to get me that Mac mini? :)

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  • Blog entry // 02.16.2005 // 12:07 PM // 7 Comments

    I’m trippin’

    I just saw a very old woman (in her 80s, at least) driving a Scion xB. I swear to God.

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  • Blog entry // 02.13.2005 // 10:30 PM // 17 Comments

    Blogging the 47th Grammy Awards

    Last February I blogged my personal highlights of the Grammys, and I figured I ought to do this same this year. All in all I thought the show was pretty entertaining this year.

    Here, in order of appearance, are my highlights of the 47th annual Grammys:

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  • Blog entry // 02.11.2005 // 3:11 PM // 30 Comments

    Design-oriented blogs: are personal topics okay?

    An e-mail I got today got me curious about my reader’s feelings on the content of this blog.

    As you all know, I am passionate about graphic design, communication, typography, branding, standards, CSS, etc. I’ve had people tell me they’d like to see more write more about these topics. Truth be told, I’d love to write more about these topics. However, I don’t always have something to say. And while I could rehash what others have said (like a lot of others do), it seems silly to me. I’d rather just drop a link in my sidebar with a comment or two of my own and skip the full entry of same ol’, same ol’. I assure you, when I have something to say that is new and fresh on these topics, you’ll hear it.

    In the meantime, what do you think about personal, or “off-topic” posts? I regularly post about sports, technology, personal matters, etc. Does this bother you? Do you think that folks who write about design and the related should keep their “off-topic” posts relegated to another blog, instead of integrated with their design speak? When I post about Terrell Owens, for example, do you feel I’m lowering the signal versus noise ratio here?

    I ask this not just in the context of my site personally (although I’m definitely interested in what you think about jeffcroft.com), but also about “design blogs” in general. Do you appreciate the personal, “off-topic” stuff, or do you just find it annoying?

    There is no wrong answer. I’m just curious.

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  • Photo // 02.11.2005 // 1:03 PM // flickr

    Michelle's Valentine's Poster

  • Photo // 02.11.2005 // 12:11 PM // flickr

    Tired of waiting.

  • Photo // 02.09.2005 // 9:57 PM // flickr

    A leopard. With spots.

  • Photo // 02.09.2005 // 9:57 PM // flickr

    A Mountain Lion (or Cougar, or Puma…take your pick)

  • Photo // 02.09.2005 // 9:57 PM // flickr

    A Mountain Lion (or Cougar, or Puma…take your pick)

  • Photo // 02.09.2005 // 9:56 PM // flickr

    Bobby Mcferrin

  • Photo // 02.09.2005 // 9:55 PM // flickr

    Kansas State Capitol in Topeka

  • Photo // 02.09.2005 // 9:55 PM // flickr

    Kansas State Capitol in Topeka

  • Photo // 02.09.2005 // 9:42 PM // flickr

    2000 Volkswagen New Beetle

  • Photo // 02.09.2005 // 9:42 PM // flickr

    2000 Volkswagen New Beetle

  • Photo // 02.09.2005 // 9:42 PM // flickr

    2000 Volkswagen New Beetle

  • Photo // 02.09.2005 // 9:26 PM // flickr

    Close up of VW New Beetle door Handle

  • Photo // 02.09.2005 // 9:26 PM // flickr

    Close up of VW New Beetle door Handle

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