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Hi everyone,

 

I´m using Cutesite builder myself, so i absolutely dont have the answer to this.

 

Today my nephew (13 y/o) asked me for feedback on the site he is doing. I was so impressed by what a 13 year old kid can do with notepad, but one thing neither he, me or his dad can figure out how to do.

He now uses 6 frames (according to him, some are probably merged though) to center a menu pretty much like the topmenu on KW´s http://www.csbsupport.com/index.htm but with submenues.

 

He wants to reduce the amount of frames to center the menu.. I showed him how to do it simple in CSB, but he then tells me that to do these submenues (with only a topmenu) he needs to do a lot of html-pages. One for each submenu that will eat up his disk space.

Something tells me he shouldnt have to do one html-page/submenu, but i am way from sure. How should he do it?

 

I dont remember his URL right now so i cant explain more than this, but let me know and i publish it.

 

-Thomas

 

P.S If anyone understands my messy explanation and knows how he should solve it, please explain so a 13 y/o understands and not only computerfreaks like us. ;)

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Hi,

 

Ah the old frame and dhtml menu trick, this was must adventure into html and is what really made me sit and learn HTML.

 

First off, I suggest that you get rid of the frame, use includes instead.

 

2nd of all, get hold of this menu script:

 

http://www.twinhelix.com

 

Side menu version:

 

http://www.twinhelix.com/dynamic.html

 

and top down menu version:

 

http://www.twinhelix.com/dhtml/scripts/popup.html

 

I say loose the frames, because such menus are difficult to work accross the frames.

 

Good luck and write back here if more help is required!

 

Jim

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At this point, your website has so many frames... It's very difficult and cumbersome.

 

I suggest learning a little bit of SSI (Server-side includes), and having it include the required menus and files that way. Sure, the bandwidth will be used a little more because of each new page load, but the frame problem will be removed entirely, and you'll be able to more effectively design each page.

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Hi,

 

I would use php includes. SSI is ok but it becomes a pain after a while and a simple line of PHP is quite easy to get to grips with.

 

The difference in bandwidth will be nominal.

 

Actually from that website you can download a script which just uses DIV tags meaning that the page is never reloaded.

 

Jim

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