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View Poll Results: Should I use IFRAMES in my design?

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  • Yeah go on, use IFRAMES their convienent

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  • No don't, their still a nucience.

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    What do you think? I'm thinking how to set out this new site I'm doing at
    www.westclub.co.uk/newsite/index.html

    and I'd like the nav to load in one frame and the other pages to load below it so that I can control the header of the page no matter whats below. The reason this is a worry is because I'm using phpbb:
    www.appletv.co.uk/forum/index.php
    and I can't control the header of that page while I would very much like to keep it integrated into the main site.

    The problem with IFRAMES is that not many peeps use them becuase of the limitations.
    They weren't supported by netscape until v.6
    and are still slooow but I'd like the experts
    opinion on this. Yay or nay?

    P.S. This is the first incarnation of the site , its still got a lot of reworking to go on the layout!
    www.appletv.co.uk

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    Senior Member thuffner's Avatar
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    I used to use iFrames. They worked great, but weren't compatible with some browsers. There are tons of other, better ways to navigate a site...
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    they seem to be widly supported these days, mainly because xp comes standard with IE6 and most people upgrade their browsers with things like windows udpates.

    Netscape fans have died down to a minimum, and mozilla supports iframes. I say go iframes, i use them when i need them, and my softwares i make also use them, theya re quite handy and make loading things quicker and more convientiet.

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    Is there any other ways to load up seperate pages in css frames?
    www.appletv.co.uk

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    I stay away from them merely due to useability issues. They're just not a good design element. They make site navigation really hard and makes the site feel weird to users. Let's say you have a non-scrolling iFrame and the user is trying to scroll down your page with the mouse ball. If they move their mouse over the iFrame nothing happens and the oblivious user just sits there frustrated because they think that your site is broken somehow. There are other examples as well..

    What you want to do is very possible with any forum... it'll just take a small skin modification. If you want your header to not scroll just use regular frame (not reccomended either for the same reasons as iFrames)
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    I use them in only where user environment can be dictated (intranets) or in cases of extremely rare necessity (for instance, web-based HTML editors).

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    Search engine spiders dont like frames period.

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    It's also a web page; the entire page should scroll at once and not have individual embedded bits (hence why you shouldn't use iframes in general, shouldn't have fixed backgrounds, shouldn't use frames, etc.). It's like viewing an actual paper on your computer, except that paper doesn't have any fixed physical dimensions.
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    I only really wanted to exploit the fact that I could have the header displayed all the time .....so now that I come to think about it I might just use a php insert() ...duh. What a complete dumbass I am. I went to all the bother of writing out cross browser compatible javascript to load the frames!!!!!!

    what a dumb ***.
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