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Date:         Thu, 30 Nov 2000 01:46:51 GMT
Reply-To:     Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
Organization: - Before you buy.
Subject:      Re: Netscape 6 and Frames

Obviously I have opened myself to criticism <grin>

I chose Frames for my main introduction to my web site as it was somewhat intuitive to have a Table of Contents on the Left, and the main viewing window on the Right, with a smaller window on the bottom to allow corporate sponsors to show their logos and at the same time to generate some monies to keep my site up and running as well as donate over 50% of the revenues to charitable organizations.

With the advent of Netscape 6 coming to production, I may have to re-think how to re-design my site which I would prefer to leave asis unless Netscape People can tell me what I might be doing wrong in my Frame HTML code to make Netscape 6 misbehave. Otherwise, I will need to go to the drawing boards and play with FrontPage 2000.

As for the backgrounds, I apologize if I have offended any of you with the colors on the main web page. Everywhere else I tried to stick to is a light colored background with dark lettering - and in some cases, have chosen to play with some of the font styles or sizes (my apologies). I did not know I was hurting your surfing experience while visiting my site.

I have always tried to appease anyone who had suggestions that seemed reasonable, so if you have some constructive comments, please forward them onto me.

Pardon me while I start playing with FrontPage 2000. I just preferred to do HTML coding using NotePad and make life easier on myself as well as save a lot of unnecessary <tags> and disk space from all the extras that most packages create when developing web pages.

Regards and apologies,

Charles Patridge Email: Web:

PS, if any of you happen to know why my opening frame page makes Netscape 6 misbehave, I would appreciate you sharing that knowledge with me <grin>.

The four major pages at the top of my web site design are as follows: (the one that creates the frames) (my Table of Contents page) (main viewing window and contents) (lower window for sponsored logos)

Thanks in advance Charles

In article <>, kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM wrote: > --61jdw2sOBCFtR2d/ > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > Content-Disposition: inline > Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable > > I tend to strongly dislike frames and discourage their use, in general. > > I'd strongly recommend taking a look at Jakob Nielsen's UseIT page, on > usability in IT: He keeps an archive of over > five years worth of rants, most of which are still on-mark and accurate. > > In particular: > > - Why Frames Suck (most of the time)=20 > > > - Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design > > > - "Top Ten Mistakes" Revisted Three Years Later > > > - Top Ten New Mistakes of Web Design > > > Though Nielsen doesn't mention them specifically, I find background > images generally to be strongly visually distracting as well. I far > prefer *no* background color specification, or, if absolutely necessary, > a white background. =20 > > Nielsen warns that continued webpage design abuse will result in a user > revolt. Well...for animated gifs, I use a tool created by James Vasile > called the Animate Gif Toggle, which prevents looping of gifs. Banners > are blocked by Junkbuster. I'm always thrown off-balance for a moment > when I see someone's browser session which doesn't strip cruft, and note > how busy, crowded, and chaotic their view of the Web is. > > on Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 07:48:30PM +0000, Charles Patridge (Charles_S_Patri= > dge@PRODIGY.NET) wrote: > > Netscape 6 and Frames > >=20 > > Hi SAS-Lers, > >=20 > > I just received my new version of Netscape 6.0 on CD and installed it on > > my test machine. > >=20 > > It does not behave like the browser it did in prior versions. It seems > > to have a real problem handling sites that use frames, including my web > > site I have placed a technical call into Netscape but > > I do not expect much of any help. > >=20 > > Has anyone else experience similiar or other problems using Netscape > > 6.0??? > >=20 > > You might exercise caution when deciding to upgrade to Netscape 6.0 and > > how this make impact any of your web base applications. > >=20 > > Regards, > > Charles Patridge > >=20 > > -- > > Charles Patridge - PDPC, Ltd. > > 172 Monce Road - Burlington, CT 06013 USA > > Phone: 860-673-9278 or 860-675-9026 > > Email: - Web: > >=20 > >=20 > > Sent via > > Before you buy. > > --=20 > Karsten M. Self <> > Evangelist, Zelerate, Inc. > What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? There is no K5 cabal > > > --61jdw2sOBCFtR2d/ > Content-Type: application/pgp-signature > Content-Disposition: inline > > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux) > Comment: For info see > > iD8DBQE6JYt8OEeIn1XyubARAtPTAJ4+YBCgplMmo6Of5AOlAvZwVNDNpQCfcV3Q > 1ublJ4aELwtsHlDpP9LXvzc= > =sNeP > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- > > --61jdw2sOBCFtR2d/-- >

-- Charles Patridge - PDPC, Ltd. 172 Monce Road - Burlington, CT 06013 USA Phone: 860-673-9278 or 860-675-9026 Email: - Web:

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