Can anyone advise me on using frames for a site? I'd like to have a static header with links to various pages, and then a scrolling frame area with content, and be able to post articles into the content area.
Most folks don't like frames, myself included. They are more for the convenience of the publisher than for the surfer.
Yeah, frames are the most evil creation on earth.
Thanks for your opinions, guys. I do understand some people don't like frames. However, my question was not "do you think I should use frames", it was "how do I maintain frames with CityDesk"?
As each frame consists of a web page, and you can certainly create an article for each of those pages. All you'd need to do manually is to create the top page that actually defines the frames, and ensure that hyperlinks to other pages all go to the correct frame (target). That would mean a bit of HTML editing of articles, as the add-a-link functionality doesn't let you define a target, but is still a lot less work than doing it all by hand.
If you really have to use frames....
Adriaan van den Brand
Thanks for the input... The specific problem I'm having with CityDesk and frames is that CD objects to the frameset page (it wants a body tag). If I can get it to accept the frameset page, then I can define the frame pages as "normal" templates and things will probably work. (Don't know, because without a frameset page it is tough to go any further).
For your specific problem: create an index.html rather than an article (if this is acceptable for you; most frame-based websites have only one frameset, so templates won't help much anyway).
Adriaan van den Brand
One cannot object against frames oft enough. Don't use frames,
Hm, I just downloaded CityDesk. Some one asked me to setup a maintainance program to maintain content of a existing web site. Yes you quest right. The site contains frames. I would gladly get rit of them. So i can use CityDesk and let a secretary do the content maintainance. Question how do i convert the site into a noframe site but still keeping the same functionality and layout.
Erik de Jong
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