Jan. 23, 1997
If you have questions regarding how to do something, call me over. Nothing
needs to be handed-in, nor do you need to print anything. Answer any
questions asked in the exercise (they're on the reverse side of this
You'll create a framed web page with three ``panes,'' pretty much the same
as what's described in Chapter 17 of Simpson (So, open your book to
that Chapter). One pane will be just an image and the other two will be
HTML pages. A third HTML page will contain the frame information.
- Now's a good time to set the HTML source editor option. Open the
Options menu and choose Editor Preferences. Click the
General tab and press the Browse button to the right of
HTML Source. Choose the C: drive, choose the Windows
folder, and choose notepad.exe. Press Open and then press
OK on the underlying window.
- Create a frames folder on your N: drive. You'll put
all your practice frame files into this folder.
- Following the instructions on pp. 378--384. The main page doesn't
need to have anything particular in it. The table of contents page should
have a few links to other pages (choose a few of your favorite web sites).
Use any fairly small (it needs to fit into its frame) image that you happen
- Now it's time to create the frame page. From the Program Manager
window, open the Main program group, then find and open
Notepad. Use Save as to create the file frame.htm on your
N: drive in your frames folder.
- Carefully follow the instructions on pp. 384--394. If you get stuck,
- Try your framed page in the browser. Notice how the linked pages
don't appear in the main window? It's time to fix that.
- Open your table of contents page in the editor.
- Move the insertion point to the beginning of the page, open the
Insert menu and choose HTML tag. In the dialog box that pops up
- Save the page and try your framed page in the browser again. You may
have to use the Reload button, but the page should work the way
you'd expect now.
- What is a ledge?
- Using the browser, can you resize frames?
- As far as frames go, what is a target? What is the other
kind of target we've seen?
- Does the Netscape editor provide WYSIWYG support for frames?
Thomas P. Kelliher
Thu Jan 23 09:22:32 EST 1997