Chapter 10. Designing Frame-Based Pages

Frames provide the web developer with a page-design tool very different from any other. With frames, rectangular areas of a page can be specified as distinct “windows” into which content can be loaded and reloaded, independent of the rest of the page.

Many developers love frames for the design freedom they allow and the solid browser support behind them. Using frames, it’s possible to create easy-to-maintain, complex, interactive interfaces that could otherwise be built only from less reliable and more difficult scripting methods. Many developers hate frames, citing usability issues such as the inability to bookmark specific pages in a frameset ...

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