2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 25, 2007 2:27 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Help with Frames

    amilczar
      I just recently started working with Dreamweaver CS3 and as I am starting to put together my first page with it i am running into a few problems with getting my frames to function properly. I have a basic 3 frame page and each seperate section is saved as is the frameset itself. The pages that use the frames are accessed through a seperate page through a link and that's where i'm running into issues. When I try to create the link from the main page to get to the framed pages it will work when i preview it in the browser from dreamweaver but as soon as i upload my files to the server for the webpage it doesn't work when i go to the actual web page. Anyone have any ideas on what might be happening?
        • 1. Re: Help with Frames
          Level 7

          > Anyone have any ideas on what might be happening?

          Yeah... you're using frames. Run like hell and start over. Even though
          framse is supported in Dreamweaver, they will cause you no end of trouble.


          • 2. Re: Help with Frames
            Level 7
            The reason for using or not using 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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            "Michael Hager" <michael@cmhager.com> wrote in message
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            >> Anyone have any ideas on what might be happening?
            >
            > Yeah... you're using frames. Run like hell and start over. Even though
            > framse is supported in Dreamweaver, they will cause you no end of trouble.
            >
            >