3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 15, 2009 5:08 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Frameset display issues

    lovran Level 1
      I have encountered a problems with my webiste home page (newly designed): I wish to have centrally-displayed page, with blank margins on each side, that would display equially well in various browsers. My approach was to desing a four-frame Frameset, in "H"configuration: the left frame is blank (in blue, and appears as blank margin); the right frame is the same (also blue, serving as blank right margin. For the center (the actual place where the content is diplayed I used topFrame, and under it, mainFrame. I have set the leftFrame and rightFrame as variable (allow Resize); the central two frames as No Resize.

      The webpage displays very well on my monitor and browser (wide screen monitor; Explorer 7 browser). But on smaller (square) monitors the mainFrame displays incomplete, with a scroll bar at the bottom (in other words, the mainFrams is displaying partially and one has to move the scroll to is its various parts. I assume I am doing something wrong but cannot find what that is. Is it that my my frame design is wong at the very start or is it something else (you can see the webpage at www.imca.us/index.html. Please advise. Thank yoiu.
        • 1. Re: Frameset display issues
          Level 7
          PLease don't use frames. They are rarely the best choice for your layout.
          Why did you choose them?

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          "lovran" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:gkohj9$jnb$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          >I have encountered a problems with my webiste home page (newly designed): I
          > wish to have centrally-displayed page, with blank margins on each side,
          > that
          > would display equially well in various browsers. My approach was to
          > desing a
          > four-frame Frameset, in "H"configuration: the left frame is blank (in
          > blue, and
          > appears as blank margin); the right frame is the same (also blue, serving
          > as
          > blank right margin. For the center (the actual place where the content is
          > diplayed I used topFrame, and under it, mainFrame. I have set the
          > leftFrame
          > and rightFrame as variable (allow Resize); the central two frames as No
          > Resize.
          >
          > The webpage displays very well on my monitor and browser (wide screen
          > monitor;
          > Explorer 7 browser). But on smaller (square) monitors the mainFrame
          > displays
          > incomplete, with a scroll bar at the bottom (in other words, the mainFrams
          > is
          > displaying partially and one has to move the scroll to is its various
          > parts. I
          > assume I am doing something wrong but cannot find what that is. Is it
          > that my
          > my frame design is wong at the very start or is it something else (you can
          > see
          > the webpage at www.imca.us/index.html. Please advise. Thank yoiu.
          >

          • 2. Re: Frameset display issues
            lovran Level 1
            I used frames so I can control the content, switch pages of the main frame and at the same time retain the heading. Please be more specific with your suggestion. Thanks.
            • 3. Re: Frameset display issues
              Level 7
              The decision to use or not use frames should be based on a) your site's
              needs, and b) your willingness to accept the potential problems that frames
              can create for you as developer and maintainer of the site and for your
              visitors as casual users of the site.

              I am down on frames because I believe that they create many more problems
              than they solve.
              Judging from the posts here, and the kinds of problems that are described,
              the kind of person most likely to elect to use frames is also the kind of
              person most likely ill-prepared fo solve the ensuing problems when they
              arise. If you feel a) that you understand the problems and b) that you are
              prepared to handle them when they occur, and c) that you have a need to use
              frames, then by all means use them.

              As far as I know, the most comprehensive discussions of frames and their
              potential problems can be found on these two links -

              http://apptools.com/rants/framesevil.php
              http://www.tjkdesign.com/articles/frames/


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              "lovran" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:gkojge$m36$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              >I used frames so I can control the content, switch pages of the main frame
              >and at the same time retain the heading. Please be more specific with your
              >suggestion. Thanks.