Advent Calendars for Web Professionals

I love this time of year when my favorite websites post advent calendars for people who work on the web. It’s like Christmas comes early with all the tips and resources!

If you missed it earlier this week, .netMagazine published eight advent calendars for web designers and developers, leading off with the well-known 24ways site and including UXMas, a new advent calendar for user experience professionals.

Here’s a few more web-focused advent calendars you might enjoy:

Online Marketing Advent Calendar

The Online Marketing Advent Calendar shares a digital marketing tip each day, focusing on SEO and content strategy.

Online Marketing Advent

Systems Administration Advent Calendar

With tips and resources written by fellow sysadmins, the Systems Administration Advent Calendar has been publishing their calendar since 2008.

Sys Admin Advent Calendar

It’s a Shape Christmas

For illustrators, the It’s a Shape Christmas interactive advent calendar features 25 downloadable shapes from illustrators around the world.

Its a Shape Advent Calendar

MDN Calendar

The Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) Calendar offers a puzzle-interface for demos and to learn about new resources.

Mozilla Developer Network Advent Calendar

WebKrauts Advent Calendar 2012

Though written in German, it’s easy to use Google Translate on the WebKrauts Advent Calendar 2012 which features web topics including CSS, wireframes, SASS, tools, and mobile web.

WebKrauts Advent Calendar

June 2011 Events in Metro Detroit Area

Since I’m involved with many web, social media and usability groups in the area, I often get asked about upcoming events. I’ve made a habit of announcing events at our Refresh Detroit meetings. We don’t have a calendar in our area that tracks all events (yes, Nick I’m giving serious thought to creating one.

I created a list of June events that you may want to attend. It’s a mix of the areas I’m interested in and many of the events are free. If you know of an event you would like added, please contact me.

June 1, 2011
D-New Tech Meetup
Detroit, Michigan
Compuware
June 6, 2011
Mobile Monday Ann Arbor
App Promotion – Great, You Built It, Now What?
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ann Arbor SPARK
June 7, 2011
Joomla! Detroit User Group
Detroit, Michigan
Quicken Loans
June 8, 2011
Social Media Club Detroit
Pleasant Ridge, Michigan
ePrize
June 10, 2011
Small Business Tools Summit 2011
Northville, Michigan
Hampton Inn
June 13, 2011
Mobile Monday Detroit
Android Software Development
Detroit, Michigan
Compuware
June 13, 2011
Ann Arbor Adobe User Group
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ann Arbor SPARK
June 14, 2011
Michigan Usability Professionals’ Association
Pioneering the Agile UX Frontier
Ann Arbor, Michigan
ProQuest
June 16, 2011
Detroitnet.org
Happy Hour
Utica, Michigan
Red Ox Tavern
June 22, 2011
Michigan Flex User Group
Mobile Workflow with Adobe Evangelist Ryan Stewart
SRT Solutions
June 30, 2011
Social Media Day Detroit 2011
Detroit, Michigan
MotorCity Casino Hotel’s Sound Board

Deborah Edwards-Onoro is a group leader of Refresh Detroit. She owns Lireo Designs, a web development company, is an officer of the Michigan Usability Professionals’ Association and host of Plymouth Tweetea. You can find her tweeting about web design, user experience, accessibility and higher education @redcrew.