An Advent Calendar, Incomplete, and Web Designers In Mourning

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Leslie Harpold’s annual Advent Calendar sits frozen at December 7, a bittersweet reminder of one of her most celebrated contributions to the web. The writer, designer and overall internet goddess died over the weekend.

Harpold has already been eulogized by many in the community (Kottke’s collected the best links here). She wrote for dozens of sites and the webmag Smug when many of us didn’t even understand how to use the internet. But we knew her best from her many pieces for The Morning News, and one of the best bios, ever.