It’s that time of year again, when I enjoy all the wonderful Advent calendars for web professionals. For me, it’s Christmas come early, where I can soak up all kinds of new information, resources and tips for working on the web.
This year’s roundup of calendars includes the “regulars”: 24 ways, UXMas, and Performance Calendar.
And I’ve included a few new ones: AWS Advent Calendar and Free Fonts. Sad to say, it seems the WordPress Advent calendars have been discontinued.
Hope you enjoy the Advent calendars as much as I do!
Celebrating its tenth year, the 24 ways calendar brings a daily dose of design and development best practices, tips, and insights for web geeks.
A digital calendar for user experience professionals, UXMas is a partnership from the teams at Thirst Studios & UX Mastery. Their goal is to give back to the user experience community with articles, tips, videos, and sketches.
Back for its sixth year, the Performance Calendar shares tips to speed up your website and applications. You can easily access prior year Advent calendars, but for some reason, their blog posts aren’t displaying. I sent a message and hopefully it will get resolved quickly.
Free Font Calendar
Every day you’ll get a free font recommendation from the Free Font Calendar, with description of the best use for the font. Note the calendar is written in German; you’ll need to use Google Translate or some other tool for translation.
Sys Advent Calendar
Written by sysadmins, the Sys Advent Calendar shares interesting articles for system administrators.
Web Krauts Advent Calendar
The Web Krauts Advent Calendar is also celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. The calendar includes best practices and tips for project management, web design, online tools, and more. Like the Free Font Generator, the calendar is written in German.
I discovered Gravit.io, an online open-source alternative to Fireworks available as a browser tool or for Mac, PC, and Linux, from the Day 1 post.
Perl Advent Calendar
This year, Len Jaffe created his Perl Advent Planet calendar based on six online Perl calendars. Each day of the calendar links to one of the six calendars, with tips for Perl, Catalyst, Dancer, and Perl 6.
AWS Advent Calendar
New to my roundup this year is the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Advent calendar, explaining and exploring what AWS is all about. If you’re an Amazon Web Services user, Brandon Burton is looking for volunteer authors for several of the days for this year’s calendar.
Have you found any other web-related Advent calendars? Share them in the comments