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 ::   Intro to Perl
 ::   Intro to Perl Taint mode
 ::   Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Broken CGI Script
 ::   Writing COM Components in Perl

Java tutorials
 ::   Intro to Java
 ::   Cross Browser Java

Misc technical tutorials
 ::   Intro to The Web Application Development Environment
 ::   Introduction to XML
 ::   Intro to Web Design
 ::   Intro to Web Security
 ::   Databases for Web Developers
 ::   UNIX for Web Developers
 ::   Intro to Adobe Photoshop
 ::   Web Programming 101
 ::   Introduction to Microsoft DNA

Misc non-technical tutorials
 ::   Misc Technopreneurship Docs
 ::   What is a Webmaster?
 ::   What is the open source business model?
 ::   Technical writing
 ::   Small and mid-sized businesses on the Web

Offsite tutorials
 ::   ISAPI Perl Primer
 ::   Serving up web server basics
 ::   Introduction to Java (Parts 1 and 2) in Slovak


Introducton to Web Design
Frame-Based Pages  
  • With the introduction of Netscape Navigator 2.0 came a whole host of new HTML tricks that really spiced things up. Perhaps the most interesting, but poorly utilized feature was the frame.

  • Frames allow you to work with the browser window itself. Not only can you clone other windows for your usage, but you can also divide up a single window into separate frames that can each access separate HTML pages.

  • Go ahead and check out the Selena Sol Scripts Archive that uses frames in its navigation.

  • Notice first that we popped up that web page in a separate window. This new window is fully featured and even has its own history list.

  • Now, on the Scripts Archive, try navigating around the site using the table of contents frame on the left. Notice that what you do in the table of contents frame guides what happens in the main frame. What's more, the table of contents frame does not get replaced. It is always there to make sure you do not get lost in the fairly complex site displayed in the right hand frame.

  • So how is this done?

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