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Dreamweaver CS3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual Quickstart Guide by Dori Smith, Tom Negrino

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12. Adding Frames

Normally a Web page fills an entire browser window. However, a browser window can be split into two or more smaller individual panes called frames. Each frame contains an individual Web page.

Frames are used to define areas of a page, such as a navigation bar or a masthead, that remain constant as the user moves through the site. They are also used to define content areas where the content changes each time a navigation link is clicked. Frames allow you to have a site where the navigation part of the window only loads a single time (reducing your bandwidth needs), but the content part of the window changes whenever the user requests a new page.

In this chapter you’ll learn how to create framed layouts, insert individual Web ...

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