Newbie CSS/Menu Question

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I am about to build a new website.  I will have a vertical menu on the
left which will be consistent throughout the site.  The primary content
will be to the right.

In the past I would have used frames.  Now that CSS is supposed to be
used instead of frames, is there a techniques I can use so I only have
to maintain the menu on one page and not on every page on the site.
Without frames, the only option I am aware of is turning each page into
an asp page and using an include file.  There must be better options.
Any suggestions?

Re: Newbie CSS/Menu Question wrote in news:1163448645.152594.167490

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What's a better option than using an include file for something that
persists site-wide? It doesn't get any better than that, IMO. I do that on
every site I make.

Karl Groves

Re: Newbie CSS/Menu Question

On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 14:39:25 -0600, Karl Groves put finger to keyboard
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The other option is to use some kind of content-generation tool to
create static pages with the navigation duplicated in each one. For a
very high traffic site with little or no dynamic content, that places
much less load on the server.

But I agree that, for almost any other site, using an include of some
sort (I'd prefer PHP over ASP, but to each his own) is by far the best
solution. It's simple, it's quick, it can produce standards-compliant
HTML/CSS, it has total cross-browser support and it's much more search
engine friendly than using frames.

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Re: Newbie CSS/Menu Question

Thanks Karl & Mark.  I had assumed that using asp would add unnecessary
overhead but apparently that's the way to go.  Thanks for your help.

Re: Newbie CSS/Menu Question

On 13 Nov 2006 12:10:45 -0800, wrote:

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Just one. Learn what CSS is.


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