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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Framed websites creeping back into popularity

Remember "frames"? That website design technique which a lot of us discovered during idle hours in a campus computer lab back when the Internet was still so new? Depending on how they were used frames could make a page look spiffy-kewl... or they could make it look like a fractured abomination.

(To this day I'm still stunned at that one homepage that my filmmaking partner "Weird" Ed came up with. Just how many frames did you cram into that, Ed? Did you even know?!)

Anyways, The Wall Street Journal is reporting on the comeback of frames and how a lot of people aren't too happy about it. Digg attempted to resurrect it last month but was promptly booed-down by many of its users.

Personally, I never found any reason to outright dislike frames, and it mystifies me that there's this much raw hatred toward them.

What do y'all think?


AfterShock said...

I believe I had upwards of 30 or so frames in that page back in the day. I think I had just learned how to do nested frames, which made it quite a bit easier of course.

Frames have their place, but even today I try to limit my use of them as much as possible.

I just think that when abused they can really be a nuisance...