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Why Use Frames?

You should use frames if you want your user's browser window to display both static and dynamic elements. A static element remains visible no matter what your user does; the dynamic element changes according to his input. The menu frame in Figure 9.1 is static (you can scroll it but cannot change its content) and the large frame is dynamic (its content changes according to the menu selection).

One great advantage of the frame environment is the way it can keep your visitors oriented. The static part keeps a map of the site (or part of it) in front of them, and the dynamic elements show different parts of the site on command. The user doesn't have to scroll up or down, for example, to find the hyperlink that returns her to the home page or to another major section of the site. The links are always there, right in front of her.


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