A method of coding a Web page to divide the layout into two or more independent parts. Technically, it is the simultaneous loading of two or more Web pages within the same browser screen. For certain kinds of content frames are an excellent way to organize information on a Web site. Originally developed by Netscape and implemented in the Navigator 2.0 browser, it is now a popular feature supported by most browsers.
Some Web sites offer a "frames" version and a "no frames" version. The frames version may take a little longer to load, and it may contain "enhanced" features, such as Java or animation. Note: The way to go "back" from within a frame (since the back button doesn't always work within individual frames) is to use the right-click button on your mouse. A small menu will pop-up, and you can choose what you want to do from there, including printing the active frame. (Mac users, just press down on your mouse for several seconds, in the frame, and a small menu should appear ;-)
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