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6. Using Frames

Using Frames in Sites

HTML frames have been around for quite a while. A frames page is a page that is segmented into two or more sections called frames. Each frame contains a separate page and can be configured with scrollbars and a frame border that can be either fixed or resizable.

If you’ve spent any amount of time discussing web design with other web designers, you’ve no doubt encountered what I call the “never use it” mentality. Web designers with this mentality maintain a list of design techniques they claim should never be used under any circumstance. The use of frames is a technique that appears on many of those lists, but as with any technique, frames do have some effective uses. The trick is in knowing when to use ...

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