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12-10-2002, 09:32 AM
sorry ive been hearing alot of iFrames and i have no idea what they are, im barely learning HTML and would like to know a bit more about this new trendy technology...

thanks !:D

Roy Sinclair
12-10-2002, 05:18 PM
iFrame = inline frame. Think of it as embedding another web page inside the current page.

12-10-2002, 07:52 PM
Yes, but keep in mind the difference between an iFrame and just a frame. With a frame, the page is basically split up into however many frames you choose. With an iFrame, you can stick another page inside your page wherever you like. They are quite neat. :)

Grant Palin
12-10-2002, 10:27 PM
But IFrames are not supported by many browsers, so beware.

Quiet Storm
12-11-2002, 02:02 AM
My site is built with a lot of iFRAMES. Only for IE, but you can't do this with ordinary frames! (you can, just more difficult!!) :D

Grant Palin
12-11-2002, 02:47 AM
Quiet Storm, I LOVE your site!!! It's so cool! Well laid-out, cool visual effects, mouseovers, and so on. You should write an article or tutorial about what's involved in doing a site like yours. I'd sure want to read it!

12-11-2002, 10:03 AM
Quiet Storm ur site is really awesome, i agree u should make a tutorial on how to create that kind of eyepoppin site !

im specially interested in the windowless kinda mode it has, its really awesome !

well thanks for ur helps guys ! im gonna look into iFrames a lot more now.

12-15-2002, 07:16 PM
Quiet Storm;

I was wondering how you changed the location of the scrollbar from the typical right side to the left side on on of your inline frames in the Chromeless window. I found a code for this once before, but when I was looking for it recently because I wanted to use it, I couldn't seem to find it. Could you share what you did to change it to the left side?

12-16-2002, 06:33 AM
Scrollbars on the left aren't recommended for Western civilization...but here it is anyway.


body {
direction: rtl;

Heh heh...Stormy has a following. ;)

Btw...I didn't see any chromeless or navigation for that matter. :confused:

Sorry...but only Opera6 IE6 NS7 see iframes covering only 73% of all users (mostly IE6). It's just not enuf for me to take seriously at this time. :eek:

Grant Palin
12-16-2002, 11:43 PM
Well, I'd still like to know how it was done. If nothing else, it would be worth experimenting with just to see what can be done with iframes.

Quiet Storm
02-14-2003, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by zoobie
Heh heh...Stormy has a following. ;)

Sorry...but only Opera6 IE6 NS7 see iframes covering only 73% of all users (mostly IE6). It's just not enuf for me to take seriously at this time. :eek:

A following, huh? :) Kinda cool!

IFRAMES can also be seen on IE5.0 and IE5.5...
(oh, yeah) but you cant position things on top of an IFRAME (z-index) on those versions, only in IE6. :(

02-14-2003, 09:53 PM
whaa?? iframes can be z-indexed now? cool :) i didnt know that.
however im using module based xhtml, and it doesnt support iframes anyway :p

Quiet Storm
02-14-2003, 10:04 PM
Yep, in IE6 I've been able to position images on top of the iframe!

Check out an example:

Click on 'NASA' (left menu) then 'Merritt Island' (right menu) and look at the scrollbar on the center area when the page comes up... the top and bottom images cover part of the iframe to make it look like it's behind the main image.


Grant Palin
02-15-2003, 03:15 AM

02-15-2003, 03:22 AM
Come now. Iframe has been supported since IE3 (THEY invented the thing) and Opera 4. Don't know about Mac and nix browsers.

02-15-2003, 01:30 PM
on IE4.0 - 5.5 the only way to overlap an IFrame is to use another IFrame. Put them inside layers and give the layers diferent z-indexes. I did some menus like that... but then I found out about innerHTML and everything changed a bit ^_^.