WEB i-Frames

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  1. Shagvenger

    Shagvenger All the best go four abreast...

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    Is it a no-no to use i-frames nowadays? I used to see a ton of sites that used them, but now I rarely come across any. I still find them useful when I want to do a static layout but need a news section that can be easily updated without affecting anything else....but I didn't know if there was some sort of taboo in using them in the general web developer community. :hsd:

    Most of my clients are in the motorsports industry (mainly sprint car racing) and aren't too concerned with clean code or web standards...they mainly want their sites to look good and function properly.
     
  2. crazybenf

    crazybenf Active Member

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    I'm sure you'll have html elitists saying they're outdated and to not use them, but IMO they have their place. I actually just implemented a site the other day with I-Frames.
     
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  4. Shagvenger

    Shagvenger All the best go four abreast...

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    Awesome. I guess if they're implemented well so they aren't painfully obvious, they're no big deal.

    Here are the two sites I've done with them recently.
    http://kraigkinser.com/ (not even really a site yet, but will probably use iframes in the full deal)
    http://www.shadowgraphix.com (on the category pages)
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    They're really tricky to use, not least of which because you have to jump through hoops to get them to auto-resize to fit their contents.
     
  6. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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  7. kingtoad

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    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    Those are not iframes. That's CSS.

    I don't understand why people still depend on dated methods when everything can be accomplished using CSS. I think they've just had "trouble" with CSS so they still rely on older methods.
     
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    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    Great examples. A clusterfuck of code, generated by ImageReady.
     
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    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    The only "place" they have is providing cross-site content. Which is retarded to do anyway.
     
  11. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    :rofl: Clients NEVER care about clean code and good web practice. They just want their product to "look good" when it's delivered. It's up to the DESIGNER to create a better product using good web practice and standards. And overall, you'd probably get a better functioning site anyway.
     
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    /thread

    :noes:
     
  13. trev.the.enemy

    trev.the.enemy New Member

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    don't do it.
     
  14. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    <iframe src="blah.htm">get a new browser</iframe>

    that little line of code replaces a shitton of CSS code.

    that is why people still use it.
     
  15. Shagvenger

    Shagvenger All the best go four abreast...

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    That's all I know how to do. :mamoru:

    I'm lazy and just do sites on the side for people that I've known for a while...I keep saying to myself, "I'm going to learn more CSS and learn how to write my own scripts so I don't have to rely on third-party shit," but then race season hits and I get bogged down at the day job. :hs:
     
  16. pkr

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    :o Oh.. i am still getting used to this CSS stuff. give me time.
     
  17. Ev0lv3

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    I am currently learning CSS, It just boggles me why one browser would render it completely fine and another it wouldn’t.

    Anyways, I tried to make a website, with a top image, a middle image, (which would scale to fit the content in the window), and a bottom image.

    I just couldn’t get it to work using CSS, cause it would never scale properly cause I was using 3 floating boxes and it didn’t know the size of the content, now I want these to be webpages that I can just throw content into and not worry about resizing stuff or adding another set of code in the CSS.

    Anyone know how to do this properly? Its getting on my nerves honestly, lol. As it would work fine in IE, but not in Firefox.
     
  18. kingtoad

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    Make a thread and post your code. People here are always willing to help.
     
  19. wallarookiller

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    One of the main resons people don't use iframes is because the content or links inside of them don't get indexed by search engines.
     
  20. Shagvenger

    Shagvenger All the best go four abreast...

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    Interesting. Didn't know that last bit of info.

    I'll have to screw around with the CSS method for doing this during my week off work next week.
     
  21. LOLZILLA

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    isn't that fucking annoying?
     
  22. LOLZILLA

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    lol
     
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    also, pls, no more font. :o
     
  24. projectalpha

    projectalpha 二號 Stunna

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    If I have a site using AJAX and I want to post an upload form without refreshing or opening a new window, i'll post it to an iframe.
     
  25. Jesse

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    Seriously, who the fuck uses special font :ugh2:
     

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