Frames & targets & tables ~~ OH MY!!!

by "Kat" <iam2wish4(at)>

 Date:  Thu, 18 May 2000 23:09:48 -0700
 To:  <hwg-techniques(at)>
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Hello, I am an HWG "newbie" ... I have so many questions, I wouldn't know
where to begin!  Reading many of these posts answers some of them, that is
for sure.

One question that is frustrating me.... it was just posted the last day or
so, about frames and the target being properly set up!  I will go to (was it
Kathy?) their site to look at the source code, and see if I find *my*
mistakes... meanwhile, anyone who has advice on simple frames ~~ i.e.,
vertical split, the left frame being the basic "table of contents" that will
*remain* throughout all the link clicks ~~ would make me grateful, indeed!
I can make a "pretty" site without the frame, but I am stubborn and am bound
and determined to get this one thing right, once and for all!

I know that (1) there is a code about 'base ref' so that it's easier for
referring to links (less typing!) .... but I've forgotten it, and it would
help immensely if someone would remind me of this, and (2) that there is an
'a href' code about targeting for frames.... again, I cannot remember it.
Please, help, before I have lost *all* of my hair from this pulling.... bald
women aren't considered attractive these days!  (And no, I don't have a
current URL to link here for anyone to examine the code, as I am quite the
perfectionist and won't publish a site that isn't working... I have one
sitting here in My Documents that would be publishable, but I want to make
it with either frames or CSS first!  Easy navigation is my goal.)

I'd like to curtsy, and say.... "Wow!  Am I ever humbled?!?"  I've designed
some web sites that others have said, "You must be a professional!".... even
my first one, which I thought was sloppy!  Now, I am being offered the
lovely American dollar or so to build a site, and subsequently a possibility
of several more by word of mouth from this one person alone.... My sites
that I previously designed looked very nice, and I was proud of myself,
using first FrontPage (now with MS Office 2000 Premium... which has
immensely improved FrontPage, it's worth the program for that itself!) for
the basic setup, and then editing the HTML to embellish with my own "flair"
and make it more mine.  And my HTML knowledge has been improving...
especially thanks to my 13 yr. old son, who shares my love for computer
creating, and who also happens to already be a great programmer; he should
be a member of this guild!  (Is it OK for a 13 yr. old to join, anyway?  He
wants to know this?!?)

Anyway, my "curtsy" is to you all, as I read post after post, and learn so
much more than any book (yawn) could show me, as well as studying the source
codes of sites I like, which I admit to have done.  (Hey, who hasn't?)

Thanx ahead of time,

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