June 2012 (#228)

We also take a deeper look of the current trend of gamification and explain how incorporating games mechanics into your websites can boost visitor engagement. Keir Whitaker and Elliot Jay Stocks, meanwhile, explore some key considerations for making the jump from client work to running your own show. Also in this issue:

  • Present big data in JavaScript with Knockout.js
  • Create HTML5 preloaders for large sites
  • Design an iPhone app icon in Fireworks
  • Build an address book app in MongoDB
  • Add a watermark to video with Node.js
  • We interview CSS-Tricks' Chris Coyier

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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of six full-time members of staff: Editor Kerrie Hughes, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Deals Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Digital Arts and Design Editor Ian Dean, and Staff Writer Amelia Bamsey, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.