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

by "Mike Kear" <choicemag(at)>

 Date:  Fri, 19 May 2000 18:36:00 EST
 To:  iam2wish4(at),
  todo: View Thread, Original

NOpe, on second thoughts I looked a bit harder for the url for the tutorial, 
and I found it.   It's much better that you see it on the author's own site, 
because he's done a great job of writing it.  He's got a frames tutor, forms 
tutor,tables tutor, and lots of great tips and hints.  Specially for 

It's at

Mike Kear
AFP Web Development
Windsor, NSW, Australia

>From: "Kat" <iam2wish4(at)>
>To: <hwg-techniques(at)>
>Subject: Frames & targets & tables ~~ OH MY!!!
>Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 23:09:48 -0700
>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 
>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 
>*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 
>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.... 
>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!".... 
>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 
>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 
>codes of sites I like, which I admit to have done.  (Hey, who hasn't?)
>Thanx ahead of time,
>     ~~KAT~~

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