I hate using frames, i dont know why but i have never put a frame in any of my website. Its like a page in a page, eating excessive bandwidth!! What do you think of frames? Do you use them? What for?

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yes and no. I use frames using php to SAVE bandwidth and excess coding.

I have my index.php in the root directory, and my "pages" in a pages sub directory.

in index look something like this:


<div id="nav">
    <li><a href="/index.php?page=home">Home</a></li>
    <li><a href="/index.php?page=contact">Contact</a></li>
    <!-- etc -->

<div id="content">

  if (array_key_exists('page', $_GET)){
     $cur_page = $_GET['page'];
  else {
     $cur_page = 'home';
  //include appropriate file
  if (isset($cur_page)){
     require_once 'lib/pages/'.$cur_page.'.php';
  else {
     echo "uh oh, for some reason the variable cur_page is not set";



this doesn't use html frames, but DOES use the idea of a page inside of a page. I only have to include javascript files, css files, put code in to open and close the database connection on index.php. Also, the header, footer, sidebars, etc need to be index.php

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