Written by Richard Igoe

The following article outlinesrepparttar Pros and Cons of using frames with a deeper look at how they might affect your search engine ranking.

When designing a new website, one of your first decisions is whether or not to use frames. Frames technology allows you to have more than one web page on your screen atrepparttar 134697 same time.

Typically a frames site will include a navigation menu downrepparttar 134698 side or acrossrepparttar 134699 top, withrepparttar 134700 main or contents page fillingrepparttar 134701 rest ofrepparttar 134702 screen, however you can use 3, 4, 5, or more frames if there is any advantage to your site from doing so.


1) Frames can make your site easier to navigate because you can have a constantly visible navigation menu - and as you should know, easy navigation is one ofrepparttar 134703 most important aspects of website design.

2) Frames can make your site faster because you can includerepparttar 134704 site theme (images, logo, etc..), andrepparttar 134705 navigation menu, in frames that do not have to download each time a visitor looks at a new page. Onlyrepparttar 134706 contents page changes. (Take a look atrepparttar 134707 website success center at for an example of this. This site has 5 frames withrepparttar 134708 contents frame inrepparttar 134709 middle.)

3) Using frames can make it easier to design and maintain your site, especially if you have a large site. If for example you want to add a new page that is linked fromrepparttar 134710 other pages on your site, you simply add a link on your navigation menu; you do not have to add links on each and every page.

(Howeverrepparttar 134711 top web design software allows you to create templates which can give similar results. You create a template and then createrepparttar 134712 pages for your site based on this template. Then whenever you make a change onrepparttar 134713 template,repparttar 134714 web pages based on this template can be automatically updated. This is essential if you have a large site and don't use frames.)

4) Frames can make your site more interesting and can also allow you to have permanently visible advertising banners. Take a look atrepparttar 134715 Word magazine site - well worth a visit and one ofrepparttar 134716 most innovative sites we have found from a design point of view.


1) The original argument was that not all browsers support frames, but this must be a very small percentage now. You can get around this by including a area below your frameset. In this noframes area you includerepparttar 134717 normal area and in this you place information such as a simple navigation menu and a "Sorry your browser does not support frames" statement.

Web Source Web Design Tips - Selecting the Perfect Background for Your Website

Written by Shelley Lowery

When selecting a background for your website, make sure you select a background that will compliment your text and design.

Tips for design:

- Busy backgrounds make text difficult to read and drawrepparttar attention away fromrepparttar 134696 text.

- Always be consistent with your background theme on each page of your site.

- Colors affect your mood and will have an affect on your visitors as well. Bright colors such as yellow and orange,

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