Why Not to Use Frames in Your Website
by Victor H. Schlosser
Over the years, as the Internet has grown and expanded, website developers
have worked very hard to try and stay just a "little fresher", or one step
ahead of the competition. Different sizes of text, different colors of
text, graphics, tables, bit maps, animations, frames, push technology,
pull technology, layering, all of these are a means to an end... To get
your page read!
I'm not going to discuss the others here (I'll save those for future
reports). Today, I would like to talk to you about frames. I personally
like frames if they are used properly. Some people seem to use them just
because they can. This can make you site harder to navigate and a whole
lot more confusing if not used properly.
Using frames should be like an other type of advertising or marketing
strategy you use for your business, base the decision on whether or not
it will enhance the message you are trying to get across. But make sure
that you understand the trade-offs that go along with using them.
- The biggest trade-off. And probably enough reason by itself NOT
to use frames: Search Engine robots do NOT read pages with frames!
When they encounter a frames page all they see is they outline of the
Frames can be useful, but having your main site done in frames is not wise.
Look around at other sites that have frames, try top navigate them, and
try to read and see everything using all the scroll bars. Then... think
about your average customer. Is this something you would want to put them
through? Is it something you would want to have to go through if you were
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