To frame or not to frame?

Hi all,

Normally do you build your web apps using frames? I'm having several troubles using firefox, its behaviour presents many differences.. it does not accept resizing, borders etc


9/2/2005 3:10:12 PM 91979 articles. 4 followers. Follow

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It is probably a personal thing with frames. Personally I think they are nasty. They cause more problems than they solve. They do not meet accessibility standards. The improvements on caching with ASP.NET allow for very fast returns by caching user controls that you might normally keep in a frame, such as menu/navigation.

9/2/2005 3:35:31 PM
That's an easy one. Not to. It means ugly Javascript solutions,
problems with your server script, you don't know which server side
page/frame will be loaded first, which can lead to bizarre behaviour,
and I could go on.

Frames are very ugly indeed. And it is so 1993....

Name me one big successful website that uses frames.


Wim Hollebrandse
9/4/2005 10:03:47 PM
 WimH wrote:
Name me one big successful website that uses frames.

One: Microsoft MSDN.

I second your recommendation. Frames make everything harder. If we are creating a site with static HTML pages, frames are helpful because they allow us to separate the site's navigation into a single page. But if we are creating a site with dynamic ASP.NET pages, we have much better ways of separating parts of the page. Put another way, frames introduce a whole bunch of problems, yet introduce few benefits.

I agree: do not not frames.
9/5/2005 12:46:51 AM

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