Frames are a popular way to make navigation easier to maintain on a Web site. Homesite makes it easy to build a framed Web page.
- Open Homesite and select "New" from the "File" menu.
- Double click on the "Frames wizard".
- Create the framed page you would like by removing and adding rows and columns. You can also change the height and width of the frames.
- Click on each frame to give them a name and a "Source URL". The source URL can be an existing file or a new file name.
- Change any attributes of the frames that you would like.
- Click "Finish".
- Position your cursor just before the tag.
- In the "Frames" menubar, click on "no".
- Create a
area that indicates that this is a framed site. It is a good idea to include a link to your main page in the noframes area.
- For each frame named in step 4, make sure that the frame exists, by either creating the Web page or editing it.
- Click on "F12" to preview the framed page.
- Always include a
area. This is the section of the page that search engines will see, and it should have information so that they can view it.
- While it's not required, it's a good idea to add in the and tags at the beginning and end of the document.
- Frames require that you create additional HTML pages. Learn more about creating HTML frames in my Introduction to HTML Frames article.
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