Tutorial 15: You've been Framed, Part II - HTML with Style | 7
Throughout the last two tutorials, I have shown you how frames can make your life easier on the surface, but also pointed out how many serious problems they cause behind the scenes. Although several methods can be used to circumvent some of the problems, most of the important shortcomings can not be overcome. Later on, we'll see a CSS2 feature called fixed positioning that has the same features as frames but none of the problems, and can be used as an alternative (although it is currently only supported by Mozilla). In the mean time, my advice is to avoid frames at all costs, and try to use some of the methods described above if you are forced to deal with them for some reason.
Produced by Stephanos Piperoglou
Created: May 28, 1998
Revised: February 25, 1999