Frames - The Problems And Solutions

05 June 2004

To the newbie frames appear to be a very elegent solution for serveral problems. They allow a single file to be updated so that a menu appears on multiple pages and they allow a menu to be static while the rest of the page scrolls. They are not without their side effects though. This page is a collection of links exploring the problems that frames introduce and replacement technologies that can do a better job.

Problems with frames

Replacing the layout aspects of frames

See also my CSS resources page.

Replacing the write-once read-many aspects of frames

Methods that require server side resources

Methods that do not require server side resources

This site is built using a homebrew preprocessor. One day I might beat it into a shape where it can be published.