Web Source Web Design Tips - Open A New Window With A Button or Link

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newwin = window.open("yourdomain.htm","windowname"," height=320,width=320,scrollbars,resizable") } // end hiding -->Open Window

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Written by Richard Igoe

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2) Some search engines only indexrepparttar home.htm or index.htm page without spideringrepparttar 134717 rest ofrepparttar 134718 site, so unless you have good tags your site might not rank very well, especially since many search engines also take into accountrepparttar 134719 contents of your pages and frames are treated as hyperlinks to other pages. You can however get around this by creating "doorway" pages which redirect visitors to your index.htm page.

To redirect a visitor from an optimized "doorway" page you simply putrepparttar 134720 following line in your section.

and replace index.htm withrepparttar 134721 page you want to redirectrepparttar 134722 visitor to.

The other aspect here is that for search engines which only index your home page, you would need to submit each of your site content pages separately. If one of these content pages is indexed and found in a search,repparttar 134723 visitor will only seerepparttar 134724 contents page and will not seerepparttar 134725 rest of your site, something you definitely don't want to happen ! This brings us torepparttar 134726 next and mayberepparttar 134727 most important disadvantage of using frames.

3)Frames can make it difficult for you to direct people to a particular page on your site. This is especially so if you want to use email to send a visitor to a particular page that has details of an affiliate program for example. If you don't send them to your index.htm page they will not be able to seerepparttar 134728 rest of your site, onlyrepparttar 134729 contents ofrepparttar 134730 page you have directed them to.

4)Frames within frames can be confusing, so you have to pay special attention to your hyperlinks when you are designing your pages. For example if one ofrepparttar 134731 links in your main or contents frame redirects a visitor back torepparttar 134732 index.htm page,repparttar 134733 result will be a mess unlessrepparttar 134734 hyperlink specifiesrepparttar 134735 target frame as "top" (eg: ) to preventrepparttar 134736 index page opening insiderepparttar 134737 contents page.

Learning how to use frames is easy once you have masteredrepparttar 134738 concept that a hyperlink can lead to a page in its own frame (TARGET="_self")repparttar 134739 default option, or in another frame inrepparttar 134740 frameset eg:(TARGET="main").

All in all, whether you use frames or not is a personal decision, but you need to aware ofrepparttar 134741 advantages and disadvantages before you design your site.

Richard Igoe is the driving force behind TheWebsEye, a newly launched website which is a complete information source on what websites need to promote and market themselves. It is also building up a library of useful website design articles and a list of website developers. If you have something to contribute please visit the http://www.TheWebsEye.com Library to submit your article for inclusion.

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