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My first question is What is this free iPage web hosting site? Hoping for any answer or 2. Second question of mine... Well what do you think of 'em?.

The <iframe> tag that is..

I think they're pretty cool, but what do I know.....

Also is it poss to replace the scrollbars with a little j'script tied to a couple of 'arrow' shaped gifs that do the same thing, only a little more stylishly..

I'm thinking of using iframes in my next iPage site (if I ever bloody finish this one!).

Do they cause the same problems with search engine ratings as normal frames can? I wouldn't of thought so as you'd just put the meta's in the parent html doc..

Your wize opinions sought.....

Your humble mumble,.


Comments (8)

That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can answer it..

Comment #1

Very well said Mary. I do have to agree they can look cool but as mary said, NS4.x does not like them. if you want to target only IE then by all means go right ahead...

Comment #2

How Contrary Mary (sorry I couldn't resist that one.


Thank you both for your responses..

As far as NN 4.7.


Is concerned I was thinking along thr lines of having a browser sniffer, a redirect to a page with a bog standard layout for those ppl still using that schmuck of a browser. Man I H8 that thing..

So kewl then, but what about the 'different arrows' instead of scrollbars, do youse guys think it's be possible?.

Thankyou both for your input, it's a nightmare regarding frames and search Engy's innit?.

So I can take it that iframe doesn't really get put in that catagory tho'?.



Comment #3

The only reason I don't have "silver bells and ****le shells and marigolds all in a row" is cause I killed them..

Like I said... I don't think iFrames would bother search engines...though any content that gets loaded into them will probably not get noted. That at least is my guess because of the nature of them, both the search engines and the iFrames..

Wish I could help on the arrows thing... but I haven't a clue. Bet one of the mods might know though....

Don't hate the browser... for many years it really was better then IE to me. Its only been the past few months that I've stopped using it for anything other then layout testing. You're idea on the browser sniffer deal is a good one though. Yeah it's a pain in the.. ahem...

For now unfortunately it's what we as page creators and designers have to wrestle with..

Look at it this way... cross-browser compatibility keeps your brain from getting stale and lazy...

Comment #4

I think you can use the arrows that you were talking about. I remember seeing a page that used them, but for the life of me can't remember what is was. I will look around and see if I can find it. An Iframe is like an include,1 from what I understand, so you should not have any problem with search engines...

Comment #5

From a usability point of view, they cause problems. Users get all confused when trying to print or using the back button. I stay away from them whenever possible..


Comment #6

Yes I know that, the posting was about a framed iPage site as it mentioned, I didnt referance iframes in the posting..

I have a framed site...

Comment #7

To replace scrollbars by images:.

Will work for IE4+ and NS6. (Will also for NN4 but not in IFrames.).

Change the value (10) to scroll by a greater/lesser amount...

Comment #8

I have no problems with them, except with netscape conflicts. I think their good for people that dont have access to ssi..

Comment #9

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.