10 advent calendars for web designers and devs

09. Webkrauts Adventskalender
If you’re after a German web advent calendar, start hereAnd now an advent calendar for German web geeks. None of these calendars have been updated for 2014 but all the articles are still online, so if you missed them initially, make sure you take a look. There are many that have come and gone. However there’s plenty here for developers too. It all started, when the London Perl Mongers were having a quiet social drink in the pub. If we missed any calendars that you think should be in this list, please let us know in the comments! We floated the idea past them, and it turns out they’d been toying with doing something similar, so it really was a perfect match. 06. Webkrauts are a consortium of German-language web workers, committed to increasing web standards in German-language sites – although their calendar is packed full of transferrable web treats. “The project has been a really nice, collaborative effort and we’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response from the community so far. Freelancember
Freelancember offers 31 free gifts for freelancersFreelancember, by the makers of time tracking app Freckle, Amy Hoy and Thomas Fuchs, doesn’t just concentrate on 24 days but offers 31 free gifts for freelancers. 10. The project aims to promote open source collaboration during the festive period, with the team behind 24 Pull Requests commenting on the site: “You’ve been benefiting from the use of open source projects all year. 08. AWS advent
Amazon web services calendar is still a work in progress – more a collection of 24 posts in the build-up to Christmas. It’s been going since 2000 and features a different Perl module each day for the 24 of advent, and an extra module on Christmas day. We cover a whole range of topics from design and development to business matters and inspiration. It is the season to be nerdy. The site is very popular, with traffic in the region of 70,000 visitors a day, so the decision to carry on is an easy one. UXmas
UXmas is an advent calendar for user experience designersUXmas is an advent calendar for user experience designers. Benjamin Tollady, user experience director at Thirst Studios, told us: “We’d had the idea to put together a UX-specific advent calendar for a while but it wasn’t until we came up with the UXmas name that we really started to take the idea seriously. Over the last few years, virtual advent calendars for web designers and developers have become increasingly popular. Sysadvent
Sysadvent is aimed at system administratorsAs befits the name, Sysadvent is an advent calendar aimed primarily at system administrators. Performance Calendar
The Performance Calendar was started in 2009, by Stoyan StefanovThe Web Performance Calendar, started by Stoyan Stefanov in 2009, is the one for speed geeks. This year we’ve already had some tools that help you identify how you end up with bad news clients or projects, a free worksheet to help you identify your ideal clients, and one to help you define your idea of a successful year. That, and the pun was too good to pass up! Mark Fowler then quickly hacked together a calendar and lo and behold it proved very popular. We’re planning to run the calendar again next year and hope to introduce even more great authors and interesting articles.”
05. Creator Brandon Burton is looking for Amazon Web Services users to author several of the days – head here to find out how. 01. They were talking about online advent calendars and the impracticality of shipping chocolate through your web browser. 24 jours de web
Joyeux Noel from the guys behind 24 jours de webHere’s one for our French-speaking readers (or those who use Google Translate). Perl Advent Calendar
The Perl Advent Calendar has been running since 2000Don’t laugh, there’s even Perl Advent Calendar! In the last few years, for example, we had the Adfont Calendar, presented by Fontdeck, which gave away a free web font every day, as well as the MDN Holiday calendar, by the Mozilla Developer Network and built by Christian Heilmann. “24 ways has been running since 2005. “We’re good mates with the guys from UX Mastery, who are pretty well connected and specialise in educational content for UX designers. Every day at 8.00am (Australian EST) a bauble is opened to reveal a new gift to the UX community.

Updated: 05.12.2014 — 23:03