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Why frames suck most of the time (01 Dec 1996)
Judging from the email I receive, the most controversial statement I have made in my Alertbox columns so far was to make "the use of frames" one of the mistakes in my list of top ten mistakes in Web design.
For new or inexperienced Web designers, I stand by my original recommendation. Frames: Just Say No.

With respect to the use of frames by highly skilled Web designers, I have changed my opinion somewhat: people who really know what they are doing can sometimes use frames to good effect, though even experienced designers are advised to use frames as sparingly as possible.
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