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Macromedia® Dreamweaver® 8 Unleashed by Zak Ruvalcaba

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Chapter 8. Working with Frames and Framesets

IN THIS CHAPTER

Understanding Framed Websites

Creating Frames and Framesets

Adjusting Frame and Frameset Attributes

Saving, Opening, and Closing Frames and Framesets

Targeting Frames

IFrames

Targeting Browsers That Don't Support Frames

In the mid-1990s, Netscape introduced a proprietary HTML extension known as frames. The idea was that web pages of the time used up far too much memory and required excessive bandwidth to be viewed in a timespan that didn't bore the user. On top of that, Netscape hoped that framed sites could be viewed only in Netscape, further positioning its browser implementation as the standard of the time.

Designers fell right in line with the concept, using framed ...

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