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

Written by Shelley Lowery



The following article outlinesrepparttar Pros and Cons of using frames with a deeper look at how they might affect your promotion and marketing efforts.

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 134717 same time.

Typically a frames site will include a navigation menu downrepparttar 134718 side or acrossrepparttar 134719 top, withrepparttar 134720 main or contents page fillingrepparttar 134721 rest ofrepparttar 134722 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 134723 most important aspects of website design.

2) Frames can make your site faster because you can includerepparttar 134724 site theme (images, logo, etc..), andrepparttar 134725 navigation menu, in frames that do not have to download each time a visitor looks at a new page. Onlyrepparttar 134726 contents page changes.

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 134727 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 134728 top web design software allows you to create templates which can give similar results. You create a template and then createrepparttar 134729 pages for your site based on this template. Then whenever you make a change onrepparttar 134730 template,repparttar 134731 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 134732 Word magazine site www.word.com - well worth a visit and one ofrepparttar 134733 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 134734 normal area and in this you place information such as a simple navigation menu and a "Sorry your browser does not support frames" statement.

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