Say It Isn’t So

In the world of web design the use of frames is generally considered to be a bad thing, a big no-no. For those of you who don’t know what an html frame is it’s basically a way of making separate pages appear on screen as one.

There are many reasons why this is bad which I won’t get into. But basically it’s a rare site that actually needs to be coded with frames and which uses them to the clear benefit of the site’s visitors. And often sites using frames are hard both for users to navigate and for search engines to index. In short, frames suck both for the users and for the site owner.

So imagine my surprise when I visited the famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking’s web site and found ugly, nasty, not user-friendly and most importantly NOT EVEN NEEDED frames in use (if your browser window is small enough you see scroll bars which indicate where the edges of the frames are).

One of the most intelligent men on earth has a web site with frames, what is the world coming to?

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2 Responses to “Say It Isn’t So”

  1. Scott Bulger Photography
    April 23rd, 2008 12:36

    One of the most intelligent men, not one of the most intelligent web designers.

  2. Prodigal daughter/sister/friend
    April 23rd, 2008 14:07

    hehe, guess who’s enjoying her book club book ;o)

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