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Part II: Designing Documents: Working fr... > Enhancing Web Sites with FrontPage F...

Chapter 9. Enhancing Web Sites with FrontPage Frames

by Dennis Jones

In this Chapter

Why Use Frames?

Designing for the Framed Environment

Using FrontPage's Frame Templates

Troubleshooting

Designers Corner

Frames were originally developed by Netscape, and their use in Web sites has been expanding ever since. Simply put, framing is a method of placing two or more windows on the screen and giving the viewer individual control of none, some, or all of them. Frames can even contain other frames, and the page within a frame can reference other pages independently of the rest of the display. This gives a web designer great flexibility in choosing how to organize and present information, whether it's text, graphics, or other varieties of content.

To see what this means, look at the example in Figure 9.1. The narrow, dark fixed frame at the top of the screen contains navigation controls. The left most frame contains a scrollable menu. The pages referenced by the menu items appear in the large frame at the right.

Figure 9.1. Frames allow different pages to appear and behave independently in the browser screen.



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