Monday, September 25, 2006

Make IE display PNG

As some readers (OK, a reader) have asked for it I'm giving away the farm here and letting you all know how to make transparent PNG images display properly in Internet Explorer.

Check the code for copyright licence details.

IE 7 won't be along for a while and when it does finally get here it'll still be 5 years before we can stop providing for previous versions of IE anyway so if you're writing a web portfolio or any (X)HTML that needs transparent imagery, you'll need this.

Don't say I never give you anything.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Great New Paintings

After my recent, successful, exhibition of natural media paintings I was inspired to come up with a new technique.
I never dreamt it would work so well!
Take a look at these two new images, added to the end of my existing painting folio:

More to follow soon.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

I'm on BBC Science Radio!

I just heard myself mentioned on BBC science radio! Very freaky. I posted some ideas about Grand Unified Theory and gravitation on 'The Uncertainty Principle' website but really never thought they'd read it out. The program's an interesting, and I think brilliant, new approach to popularising science, it's a sort of semi-fictional treasure hunt documentary show. It's obviously also difficult to describe but if anyone happens across this while roaming the blogsphere you can hear the show via internet radio using this link:

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Back to Top links

I've just put in some back to top links which get repeated on all posts.
This is a test post to check they get repeated in the posts HTML.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Cascading Style Sheep

Update~ just grabbed all the base CSS to alter the look of every part of this blog!
All your base are belong to us.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Monsters from the Id

Ok, time to add some images to the blog, seeing as that's what I'm all about.
Let's see if this works...

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

How blogs should be...

Welcome to Amyville

What is Runninghead?

This Blog is run from the runninghead site. At present the blog is known only to myself so I'm writing for any audience that might turn up at some time in the future. I think the first useful post might be to explain exactly what the runninghead enterprise is.

Initially it arose as an attempt to make my artistic skills more commercial.
I've always loved mucking about on computers and some time after my Fine Art degree I trained in print and webdesign.
The first incarnation of the runninghead site was set up with an expensive private host and was designed primarily to present my new found web skills.
I also envisaged it as a portal to a collective of affiliated Creatives, each full or part-time freelancer a node in a net of mutually reinforcing skills.
The site has yet to officially include any other Creatives (we're a competetive bunch) though effectively the runninghead collective already operates on an informal basis.
Later, when I really started to get more web-savvy, runninghead moved to a very low-cost, high value server where it had all the functionality and space to run around like a free-range chicken.
It then developed to include not just print and web material but also paintings and other creative endeavours (a folio of Flash interactives is pending).
Runninghead now serves mainly to present my design and illustration folios to the world.
I've been freelance for 4 years now, full time freelance for about 3.
There you have it, and for those curious- a runninghead is an old print term for a chapter header that is printed at (usually) the top right corner of every page in a book, letting you know where you are all the way through.

I'm currently learning XHTML and becoming a CSS Jedi with the aid of the really excellent "CSS Mastery", a Friends Of Ed Book by Andy Budd and partners.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

First Post

Welcome to the Blog for Runninghead Design, AKA Tom Barnfield, Creative, and his irregular affilates.
I intend to alter this HTML Template somewhat when I get time.
In fact I intend to alter my own site to use the Trebuchet MS font (like this template), again- when I get time!
For those concerned, in July we'll be moving to:
Apartment One,
Argyll Hall,
Little Hampton,
West Sussex,
BN17 5BN.
Business as more or less usual during the relocation.