Jeff Croft

I’m a product designer in Seattle, WA. 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.

I’m currently accepting contract work and considering full-time opportunities.

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  • Photo // 03.24.2012 // 12:52 AM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    I, Dog, am twice the size of my owner.

    Taken at Belltown Pizza, a Pizza Place in Seattle, WA.
  • Blog entry // 03.20.2012 // 1:32 PM // 41 Comments

    CSS preprocessors and “view source”: is output readability important?

    Earlier today, I stumbled across a podcast interview with one of my early web design heroes, Dan Cederholm. You may know Dan as the founder of Dribbble, but it’s worth noting that he’s been on the cutting edge of CSS and web design since the early 2000s — Dribbble is just the latest in a long line of manifestations of his talents.

    Anyway, the entire interview is worth listening to, but I was particularly interested in their conversation about Sass (starts around 56:20). I hadn’t realized Dan was using Sass, but I was excited to hear his thoughts on it, as it seems to me a lot of the old guard of CSS gurus have not taken to CSS preprocessors the way the younger up-and-comers have. As I was listening, I was surprised to hear my name was mentioned in reference to a recent post I wrote called How I’m Implementing Responsive Web Design. Turns out, they’d discussed my techniques for RWD with Sass in a previous episode with Chris Coyier (starts around 13:30), so I ended up listening to that, as well (The Industry seems like a great show…definitely check it out).

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  • Photo // 03.18.2012 // 7:21 PM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    Taken at Sport Restaurant & Bar, a Sports Bar in Seattle, WA.
  • Photo // 03.18.2012 // 5:41 PM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    Taken at Sport Restaurant & Bar, a Sports Bar in Seattle, WA.
  • Photo // 03.16.2012 // 6:24 PM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    Bubbles to celebrate a Mizzou loss at Sport.

    Taken at Sport Restaurant & Bar, a Sports Bar in Seattle, WA.
  • Photo // 03.15.2012 // 12:16 AM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    So heterosexual

    Taken at Kate's Pub, a Bar in Seattle, WA.
  • Photo // 03.15.2012 // 12:16 AM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    Sobriety!

    Taken at Kate's Pub, a Bar in Seattle, WA.
  • Photo // 03.12.2012 // 12:01 AM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    Frederic, CDT, EBJ, and Shans

    Taken at Hula Hula, a Karaoke Bar in Seattle, WA.
  • Photo // 03.10.2012 // 11:59 PM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    KJ Bafro

    Taken at Urban Light Studios, an Art Gallery in Seattle, WA.
  • Photo // 03.10.2012 // 10:39 PM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    GoTime farewell party. What the fuck is GoTime?

    Taken at Urban Light Studios, an Art Gallery in Seattle, WA.
  • Photo // 03.10.2012 // 2 PM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    One of the great photo bombs I've ever seen. Discovered while going through some older photos on my phone.

    Taken at Trinity, a Nightclub in Seattle, WA.
  • Photo // 03.09.2012 // 10:31 PM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    My hair is ridic.

    Taken at Suite 410, a Cocktail Bar in Seattle, WA.
  • Photo // 03.08.2012 // 12:38 AM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    QR codes: worst idea in the history of mankind?

    Taken at Kate's Pub, a Bar in Seattle, WA.
  • Photo // 03.06.2012 // 8:18 PM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    Emerald City Jazz Orchestra

    Taken at Tula's Restaurant and Jazz Club, a Jazz Club in Seattle, WA.
  • Blog entry // 03.02.2012 // 12:41 PM // 11 Comments

    How I’m implementing Responsive Web Design

    Responsive Web Design is hard. Really hard, actually. But I’ve recently been exploring ways to make it fit more neatly into my development workflow, and I thought it’d be worth sharing what I’ve learned. I don’t have all the answers, but I am finally to a point where Responsive feels worth the extra effort — and for me, that’s saying something.

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  • Blog entry // 02.23.2012 // 9:23 AM // 18 Comments

    The many ways to work with CSS preprocessors

    There’s a fair amount of confusion surrounding CSS preprocessors like Sass and LESS, and I think some of it has to do with the fact that there are so many different ways you can use them. I thought I’d outline the different approaches, and some of the pros/cons to them.

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  • Photo // 02.19.2012 // 10:05 PM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    Best PJ cover band in all the lands.

    Taken at The Crocodile, a Rock Club in Seattle, WA.
  • Photo // 02.19.2012 // 8:39 PM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    Acoustic Alice in Chains cover band. Terrific.

    Taken at The Crocodile, a Rock Club in Seattle, WA.
  • Photo // 02.11.2012 // 9:11 PM // Seattle, WA // flickr

    I don't know what I'm doing tonight, but I know I'm ready to do it.

    Taken at The Grandview, a Home in Seattle, WA.
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