Frames

Frames were a controversial web design element frequently utilized in 90s websites. Web pages would be divided in sections, with portions of the site embedded into a scroll-able “box” or “frame”. It was essentially another browser within the current web browser. This often malfunctioned web browsers to the point of needing to be restarted or made some websites difficult, if not impossible, to view. Many anti-frame internet coalitions were formed, with membership being recognized with anti-frame buttons displayed on webpages.

Frames were like another form of malware in the 90s. You often couldn’t stop them from loading because they were embedded in the secondary window. Some early web browsers couldn’t handle this. Internet Explorer and Netscape would often crash if the frame was loaded with gifs.
I’m still a proud member of the anti-frame coalition. Still wearing my badge with pride yo!

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