Really, what's the big problem? I can't really understand
why so many people complain about the use of frames. Frames is an incredible
invention, which enables people to create fast-loading pages with little
or no effort.
I do know that many people use frames badly, so that
the end result is more confusing than enlighting. This is to a great extent
due to personal incompetence, rather than flaws in the browser, I think.
Everyone have seen badly designed pages WITHOUT frames, too, and therefore
you should expect that some
framed pages are bad too. Simple logic, I'd say.
I believe in using frames in order to enable the user
to quickly navigate the available pages, by clicking on a menu-like "Table
of Contents" in one frame, and get the result in another frame.
Of course, this should only be done with internal links, and NOT with links
pointing to an external page. That page should be loaded on top of everything
else, so that it's not obscured by the previous framed page. Lots of people
ignore this, and few of them do anything about it, even when someone points
it out to them. That's irritating!!!
I'm sure a lot of you people visiting my pages disagree
with me when it comes to my use of frames, but as the webmaster of this
particular page: That's really not MY problem! If you can't take it, just
leave. There's plenty others who have seen the right purpose of frames,
and are able to navigate a framed page.
I've gotten quite a few e-mails about the subject, and every one of them
has had something negative to say about my use of frames. I was prepared
for this when I made my first pages with frames, right after frames was
implemented in Netscape 3.0, but NOW I really can't see why people complain.
That ought to be enough about that particular subject......