Around the Bloq: Surveys, stretches, sexy album art and much more!

Here we bring you the week's highlights from the Creative Bloq Network of sites, including .net, Computer Arts and 3D World.

Around the Bloq

The best album art of 2012... so far

We take a look at the 20 best examples of album art with a selection of the very best album covers of the year so far. Did your favourites make the list?

The 2012 Web Design and Development Survey from .net and Acquia

.net presents the findings of its Web Design and Development Survey, based on almost 3,000 responses, and the first couple of infographics created with the unique data set.

Meet the 3D artist: Jakub Goda

Fancy looking at some awesome 3D eye candy while also learning about the artist’s inspiration and techniques? Then check out this showreel from 3D artist Jakub Goda and read his insights…

Chris Coyier on CodePen and the CSS-Tricks redesign

Chris Coyier unveils CodePen, an educational and inspirational app for web designers, and discusses his Kickstarter project to fund a screencast of the CSS-Tricks redesign

Video tutorial: Create a pseudo-HDR effect with local contrast

Want to add HDR-like detail enhancing effects to your images? Ben Secret shows you how. This tutorial covers a simple and versatile Photoshop process for creating a local contrast effect much like tone mapping.

Desk exercises: 3 easy routines for designers

Sit up straight, and pay attention! Designer boot camp starts now, and we're here to put paid to poor posture, and ensure your remain in tip top condition at your desk.

5 of the best Google doodles

Computer Arts magazine asked Google's team of talented doodlers to come up with just five of their favourite Google doodles. These are the ones that they chose...

3D software review: Autodesk’s 123D Sculpt

Autodesk’s sculpting tool for the iPad is great for artists on the go, says Rob Redman. Spend a few minutes with 123D Sculpt and you’ll see the impact tablet computing can have on an artist’s working life.

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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 seven full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Deals Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Digital Arts and Design Editor Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Abi Le Guilcher, 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.