RE: web admin duties

Subject: RE: web admin duties
From: "Scott Dewbre" <scott -at- emcreek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 15:37:21 -0800

There are a number of excellent reasons not to use frames. Barbara
enumerated a few: search engine linking inside the site, losing navigation,

A few other good reasons to avoid frames:

1. Copyright problems: If you link outside of your frameset incorrectly (or
purposefully) and the linking page is displayed within your set, this can
constitute copyright infringement.

2. Lack of space: Framesets can take up valuable screen real estate "above
the fold"

3. Lack of escape: aside from losing navigation, it can be difficult for
surfers to escape your frameset which is distressing to some audiences.

4. Link mania: there is a tendency to provide a long list of navigational
choices simply because they are in a static position on the screen. Many
designers forget that users get lost quite easily when there are more than 4
+/- 2 navigational choices (chunks) on screen.

Just some things to consider,

Charlene Dewbre

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