Frames or no frames, that is the question

Frames or no frames, that is the question

Post by the full m » Wed, 31 Jan 2007 06:23:00


Hi All,

I have been playing around with dreamweaver for a short while now, and I have
the following dilemma. If I use frames, then I cannot direct anyone to a
specific page, as everything is www.mysite/index.html, but if I use normal
pages then an extra link in a main menu can take upto an hour to place in all
pages. So whats the solution.

Can I create a common menu in a layer/table which can update itself on all
pages?

Thanks in advance
Robert
 
 
 

Frames or no frames, that is the question

Post by darre » Wed, 31 Jan 2007 06:25:45

> pages then an extra link in a main menu can take upto an hour to place in

Templates or Server Side Includes or ASP/PHP/CF or using a CMS or the like.

-Darrel

 
 
 

Frames or no frames, that is the question

Post by Murray *AC » Wed, 31 Jan 2007 06:26:36

No frames. That is the answer! 8)

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Frames or no frames, that is the question

Post by pbsu » Wed, 31 Jan 2007 07:50:51

Robert,

I am an advanced newbie. I have heard nothing good about frames.

You can accomplish a common link or navigation section on each page by using
templates. Adding a link to an editable region takes only minutes to add and
update. These are very useful.

Another option is includes. Changing and include means changing one page and
it will appear included on all the pages you have it included on. The quickest
presto chango.

Learning about both would be good before you decide which or if both serve
your purposes. I use both.

Here is a reply to me from Murray, an expert contributor. It may help you.

He suggested:

Use templates to hold the basic layout elements that will not change for the
life of the site.

Use Includes (SSI: Server Side Includes) to hold navigation elements and other
things that may change periodically.

He uses editable regions in the templates for the page specific content
changes or to hold page specific navigation elements (which are includes).

My experience: You can learn about ssi lots of places on the web. Try
www.ssi-developer.net These are pretty easy.

I learned about templates from the book DW The Missing Manual.

It's a learning curve worth exploring.

Sue