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    Question Just took over this site....what a mess!

    I don't normally take over a site as I prefer to design a site myself and code it. But a friend of a friend begged and pleaded, so I said OK.

    The site was created with Web Expressions by Microsoft, a program I've never used. When I use a program it's Dreamweaver, but most of the time I hand code.

    The site was created with frames (UGH!) and I'm wading through all this code trying to figure out why some pages show correctly and others are off center. Maybe it's because I've been looking at them for so long that I am not seeing something that is right in front of my face or perhaps it's a frame thing I'm not familiar with. I don't like frames and never use them.

    The site is http://jodisschoolofmusic.com If someone could give me an idea as to why the opening page shows correctly, but when I click on The Programs, the bottom part does not, I'd be most appreciative. It's probably some stupid small thing that I'm just not seeing.

    Thanks!

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    Unpaid WDF Intern TheGAME1264's Avatar
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    The width of your one table (BLECH!) is 1100px, and the width of your iframe is 1050px. Either shrink your table to 1050px or put a 25-pixel left margin on the iframe.
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    No even going to go there... You're talking 80's - 90's design techniques, and although useful at the time or for specific "non-web" purposes, I encourage anyone that still has them... To get the heck away.

    youll probably find it easier to re-design using CSS easier than trying to figure out non-supported design techniques. Since frames have been deprecated by most browsers and search engines take a pass on them... It will need to be done sooner than later if the site is about anything except for a personal site meant to be viewed by a very small audience.

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    Unpaid WDF Intern TheGAME1264's Avatar
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    There are uses for iframes, although they are very limited...things like say framing a PDF document from a manufacturer's site within your own. That could be an acceptable use since 1) the SEO implications are eliminated and 2) you're still keeping the user on your site.

    Mind you, they're very rare and very limited nowadays. I had to stretch just to come up with one example.
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    I use them a lot on "intranets" as they help those helpless souls that cant even use a wysiwyg editor like Kompozer, edit content, an not see the stuff I have embedded in the iFrame... although the do occasionally delete an iframe reference but we're talking about people that also can't send an email unless they can hit the reply button.

    I even use "frames" in this environment... and pull their stuff in and edit from a "local file" server, and I have the frames and common stuff served from a server.


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