It’s crazy how quickly time always flies – it feels like just yesterday that I was pressing “Submit” on my business school applications (approximately 5 minutes before the deadlines, of course), and now I’m almost finished with my first semester at Columbia Business School.
There is one thing that has remained constant over the past several holiday seasons – advent calendars! Behold:
- 24 Ways – http://24ways.org/
24 ways is the advent calendar for web geeks. For twenty-four days each December we publish a daily dose of web design and development goodness to bring you all a little Christmas cheer.
24 Ways was the first advent calendar I found back in 2008, when “Web 2.0” was the buzzword of the day instead of “IoT”. Always has great articles on design and development – though I don’t keep up as well as I’d like each year, the topics are still relevant for months after.
- UXmas – http://uxmas.com/
An advent calendar for UX folk.
Newer calendar (began in 2012) focused more on design and UX with gems like Santa, the Child, and the Magic of UX.
- Performance Calendar – http://calendar.perfplanet.com/2014/
The speed geek’s favorite time of the year
Started in 2009,a more technical look at sites through the holidays.
- Responsive Advent – http://christmas.code7.co.uk/
A responsive advent calendar featuring a selection of funny, heart-warming, and nostalgic festive videos. For extra fun, we have a competition giving you the chance to win a vaguely festive prize!
Contains gems like “How to wrap your Christmas cat” and N64 nostalgia.
Let the festivities begin!