Re: Frames - does anyone like them?

David Perrell (davidp@earthlink.net)
Mon, 26 Aug 1996 12:47:38 -0700


Message-Id: <199608261948.MAA16492@germany.it.earthlink.net>
From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: "F. E. Potts" <fepotts@fepco.com>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Frames - does anyone like them?
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 1996 12:47:38 -0700

F. E. Potts wrote:
> David Perrell may be onto something here, so, risking his
demonstrated
> tendency towards uncalled-for sarcasm and flames (an example of
which
> can be found at the top of this message), I would like to ask him
to
> take a look at my frame page

When you respond to a description of a problem viewing a framed site
with "We wouldn't be having this discussion of frames if more frame
pages were as successful as this one is," sarcasm is apt. Any
perceived flaming is unintentional.

As for your site, I suspect I'm seeing it as intended. The tables
look fine, and the differences between MSIE and NSN aren't
significant. The IMG bleeds off the bottom, but the home page link
text is visible. IMHO, the bottom frame has too little content for
the full width you've given it.

Personally, I don't see much advantage to frames as a navigation aid
unless at least part of the index/TOC remains accessible throughout
the site. I also like the picture on your noframes page.

All questions of style aside, "Guide to Bush Flying" looks like an
excellent book and it's generous of you to publish it on the web.
Your site is dreamland for this smog-eaten cynic. (Shot of angler
landing 30lb char would be nice addition.)

David Perrell