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Replying to Forms Or Frames?
Posted 13 December 2006 - 09:29 PM
Posted 10 December 2006 - 11:07 AM
I think you're best of learning more about XHTML and CSS and the standards before setting foot into PHP.
Posted 09 December 2006 - 05:07 PM
And i'm busy checking out the devarticles.com tutorials on PHP! Every bit helps! Thanks!
Posted 08 December 2006 - 10:27 PM
Aequitas if your learning about PHP I would suggest using the devarticles.com tutorials for help on PHP also.
Posted 08 December 2006 - 09:47 PM
Thanks again for your help!
Posted 08 December 2006 - 09:06 PM
I would also consider that the 'list' of links should be an 'unordered list' using the <ul> tags or the <dl> tags. I mean, after all, they are 'lists'.
Php includes could be used to define the 'div' to 'include' on every page.
Check out the Tutorial section for a Topic on the use of Includes in php.
Posted 08 December 2006 - 09:03 PM
Frames- Recomended when you are using the same content over and over again (example: user links and copyright). Also usefull if you would like to navigate to anouther page or if you want some content to stay on the "top" of the page. To do this simply add
scrolling="faulse"to your <frameset> tag. Many more advanced pages use frames
Forms- aka tables are good if you change your likes for every page, if you want a hit counter on each page and if you want to make it easy for someone to add a bookmark directly to a page on your site. If you use tables hoever you may have to edit multiple things for each page (example: Table row or col) This can be hard if your pages have lots of content.
I strongly suggest Frames for longer pages but for small personal websites Forms (table) will work fine I hope this helps. Also if you want to switch from frames to no frames fast there is a code for that. Personal Message me if you want it.
Thanks For Reading,
Sorry for typing errors:(
Posted 08 December 2006 - 03:04 PM
I still usually prefer to use tables, call me old, but at least it is supported on more browsers and works the way I want, but of course, less and less people still is using older browsers and thats good!
But the idea to use forms, I think he/she/it doesn't know what is a form tag and all the input stuff, but I also think that, it was a misunderstanding with tables.
Posted 08 December 2006 - 02:30 PM
Anyway, what you're trying to accomplish here is commonly called a layout scheme, i.e. you're tackling the presentation of your Web-page. Lately, the recommended action is to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) whenever you're dealing with the presentation of your Website. It's almost standardized, straight-forward, and actually easier all-around.
Using frames has long been frowned upon, since it causes too many problems, both with visibility and Search Engine indexing. And using tables is complicated and its rendering may very well vary on different browsers. Your safest bid is to use CSS and the <div> tag.
If you hadn't heard of this method before, there's no need to worry. It doesn't take a lot to learn, and once you understand it, you'll find that it makes things so much easier. Here's a good introduction that would explain it all, step-by-step:
Give this short tutorial a shot. And if, after reading it, you still have questions, feel welcome to post again. This simple method has been a life-saver for me for so long, and I'd love for others to benefit from it .
Posted 08 December 2006 - 09:14 AM
My website is HTML based but the newer pages also contain php. Basically, I want to put a block of links on the left side but keep them seperate from the rest of the page!
I think im meant to use forms, but do i start by defining the form? How do I specify which form Im working with?