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Framesets don't preview in browser. Why?

Jan 19, 2013 3:54 AM

Hi, hope the Q is in the right place.

I've been using DW on and off for years but this issues a real nuisance.

I can preview anything but framesets in IE9. I'm using DW Mx2004.

IE throws up "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage".

It's showing D:\Sites\HKAB\TMPasu8jgvfk5.htm in the top bar so attempting to use a temporary file.

Got to be something simple, looked at everything that might cause this, but no luck so far.

 

Help please.

 
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    Jan 19, 2013 5:08 AM   in reply to flintandsteel

    What is displaying when you view the page in your alternate browser?

     
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    Jan 19, 2013 6:47 AM   in reply to flintandsteel

    Seems we'll need to see ALL your code.  Please upload all the relevant pages to your webspace and post a link to your frameset, and we'll take a look.

     
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    Jan 19, 2013 8:31 AM   in reply to flintandsteel

    Thanks -

     

    Frames, as a layout method is so dysfunctional, I have to admit, that I am not sure how to code them.

     

    This explains why:   http://www.apptools.com/rants/framesevil.php

     

    I think you will be thrilled if you utilize Server Side Includes which are easy to learn, and so easy to maintain.

     

    Meanwhile repair these errors:

    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hkab.co.uk%2F&chars et=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0

     
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    Jan 22, 2013 12:50 PM   in reply to flintandsteel

    Frames are such a bad idea that the W3C saw fit to remove them from HTML5.

     

     

     

    You have a type-o however, in your link.

     

    you are sending people to www.hbak.co.uk rather than www.hkab.co.uk.

     
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    Jan 22, 2013 1:03 PM   in reply to flintandsteel

    Frames were popular in the 1990s but not anymore.  Nobody uses them.  Mobile devices don't handle framed sites well. And more importantly, the W3C removed support for frames from HTML5 web standards. 

    http://www.tutorialspoint.com/html5/html5_deprecated_tags.htm

     

    Eventually, browser developers will likely drop support for them, too. So don't use frames.  You don't need them or the headaches they create for you and your site visitors.

     

    I urge you to get up to speed with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).  Table based layouts are inefficient and labor intensive, especially if you later decide to make global changes to the appearance of your site.  With CSS, you can re-style your entire site with a few lines of code.  With tables, you must tediously re-code every page. 

     

    To illustrate the power of CSS, go to CSS Zen Garden.  Each page contains identical content. Only the style sheets are different. You can't do this with tables.

     

    HTML & CSS Tutorials:

    http://www.html.net/

    http://w3schools.com/

     

    Dreamweaver CSS Starter Pages:

    http://www.adobe.com/devnet/dreamweaver/articles/introducing_new_css_l ayouts.html

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Jan 22, 2013 3:57 PM   in reply to flintandsteel

    Meanwhile, after you fix the URL make a copy of Harrogate Kitchens and Bathrooms logo1 copy.jpg and put it in the images folder that's inside the backup folder

     
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