design question

Joel980

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Hello friends
I am desiging a site and I asked this other guy for help and he said to use frames before I use Flash, Applets or JavaScripts. What do you guys think? I have a long page that I am using a static menu on but he suggested using frames cause he says it would load quicker. Do you think that is correct?

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DwarfData

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Raw HTML will load quicker than a Flash website. Flash is great for 'rich' content. but from what you've described I think a HTML site would be fine.

However, the current thinking is that Frames are Evil http://www.html-faq.com/htmlframes/?framesareevil

I would recommend using css for layout rather than frames.
 

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I used to code in frames, but honestly these days they are crud. I don't think load times are much of a concern as they used to be, as broadband or higher quality DUN lines are much more common in homes. Can you give a better mock of up what you are trying to accomplish?

Also, I have moved this to the coding and design section, welcome to OSNN :)
 

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stay away from frames..

stay away from flash menus

Use CSS for layout.. tables where necessary after CSS

Don't use frames..

oh, did I mention Don't use frames
 

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i removed frames from my site - mainly because IE would mess them up
 

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stay away from frames..

stay away from flash menus

Use CSS for layout.. tables where necessary after CSS

Don't use frames..

oh, did I mention Don't use frames

I agree completely. If you use frames then it sets your site back a decade. Use CSS and small Javascript libraries to achieve impressive visual effects. Check out Mootools for example.
 

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I just have to say how adorable I think your avatar is!!

Frames can be useful in specific situations, but in general, I agree with everyone else ... they're not the best design decision.

If it's formatting you need, CSS and/or tables (It's a cheap answer, but really easy) can achieve most of what you want.

However, if you have a mockup and general explanation of what you're trying to DO, we might be able to help a bit more effectively.
 

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