Why I Hate Frames
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Frames. A common response -- arghh!
What follows is an example of why I hate frames (in principle), in two
Step One. Go to Wired site to read about the women's protest of Mr. Gates'
all boys techno-conference. Discover Wired News is now done in frames.
Not too bad. Get to end of story. Try to follow 'additional stories' link.
Step Two. Discover that Wired is coded so that Frames open up inside
frames .... a new twist on cascading sheets. Readable? Yeah, right.
I must say that I don't dislike frames per se, I just see very few sites where
they actually add value to the visitor. A few come to mind, but most are
internal intranet applications. Frames can work fine for small amounts of
discrete information; the key here is discrete (small blocks, not Miss
Linking to lots of other docs, within or outside a site, is a frames
Just ask Wired.com.
Copyright Kathy E. Gill, 1996 and 1997. Comments?