Designing a frameset

Designing a frameset

You can design your own frameset in Dreamweaver by adding "splitters" to the window. If you prefer to use a predefined frameset, see Using a predefined frameset.

To create a frameset:

  • Select Modify > Frameset, then select a splitting item (such as Split Frame Left or Split Frame Right) from the submenu.

    Dreamweaver splits the window into frames. If you had an existing document open, it appears in one of the frames.

To split a frame into smaller frames, do one of the following:

  • To split the frame where the insertion point is, select a splitting item from the Modify > Frameset submenu.
  • To split a frame or set of frames vertically or horizontally, drag a frame border from the edge of the Design view into the middle of the Design view.
  • To split a frame using a frame border that isn’t at the edge of the Design view, Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Macintosh) a frame border.
  • To divide a frame into four frames, drag a frame border from one of the corners of the Design view into the middle of a frame.

To delete a frame:

  • Drag a frame border off the page or to a border of the parent frame.

    If there’s unsaved content in a document in a frame that’s being removed, Dreamweaver prompts you to save the document.

To resize a frame, do one of the following:

  • To set approximate sizes for frames, drag frame borders in the Document window’s Design view.
  • To specify exact sizes, and to specify how much space the browser allocates to a row or column of frames when the browser window size doesn’t allow the frames to display at full size, use the Property inspector (see Viewing and setting frameset properties).

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