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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 the user's input. The index frame at the bottom of Figure 10.1 is static (the user cannot change its content), whereas the other two frames are dynamic (their content changes according to which links are clicked).

One advantage of the frame environment is the way it can keep your visitors oriented. For example, the static part can keep a map of the site (or part of it) in front of the user, while the dynamic elements show various parts of the site on demand. The user doesn't have to scroll to find the link that returns him to the home page or to another major section of the site. The links are always there, right in front of him.


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