What is the "best practice" for handling Navigation bars?
Posted on 2009-04-08
The problem I am having is deciding how to handle including the navigation. I am a bit old school and thought I would just do a two frame site with the nav bar in the top frame and have the links load in the bottom fram (in a scrollable div so it doesn't run off the bottom of the lower background graphic).
This is the first site I have designed in years and I thought I would run these ideas by the experts. Is there a better way to handle this design? Should I NOT use frames, or will I be ok?
Another reason I decided to use frames is I started out using a MasterPage with the nav code in it. Although my javacript would "lose" the status of the nav buttons. For instance, when a button is pressed, it would show the "down" state of the button, then switch pages and the button would "pop" back up since that state was lost to the new page. (Am I making any sense here?)
Any input is greatly appreciated.