13, 2005, I published a download
with a direct URL that bypassed the front door for example, to use the frameset
experience to match what the developer intended.
was all well and good, and if you are using frames I suggest you take a look at
the download because it could prove useful, it did raise a question in my mind.
How many Web sites are using frames these days? A quick check around the Web
leads me to believe that there are still some sites using frames, but not near
as many as there once were; a fact which I consider to be a good thing. The
last time TechRepublic published an expose
on frames was a series in 2003, and that was an update.
As part of
the download I created a discussion looking for information on how many members are
involved with Web sites using frames. Check it out and let us know what is
the best practice for what frames used to do these days? What navigation techniques
are most popular now, for example? Satisfy an inquiring mind.
inquiry, I came across another oldie but goodie download
as I pondered the frames question. It is titled: Download this Web-design client questionnaire form (we were a
little bossy back in 2002, I guess). I'm curious what should we add to this
download to bring it up to date? Make your suggestions in the comments to this
blog entry, and I'll compile the suggestions, add them to the download, and
republish it (with appropriate credit) early next month, let's say. (I have to
put some sort of time limit on it)
Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.