August 2nd, 2011

</frameset> is an exhibition, a monument and an archive dedicated to the HTML tag <frameset>, setup by some students from the Interface Design department at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany.

The HTML tag was introduced in 1996 with version 2.0 of Netscape browser. This tag made it possible to divide a browser window into parts and show several HTML documents at once.

A lot has been written about this most controversial tag in the history of markup languages. Already in the year it was created, usability experts announced that it breaks fundamental rules of hypertext and navigation. It was hated in the end of the 1990’s and neglected in the new millennium.
In March 2011 W3C finally removed frames from the HTML5 standard.

</frameset> is a collection of 5205 framesets from Geocities, 100 “No Frames!” buttons and some experiments by the students like the ones below. Check them out!

Caramelldansen by Esra Bayrak

Tangible Closet by Esra Bayrak

Cabinet of Dreams by Saskia Aldinger

Flexible Dancefloor Disco by Saskia Aldinger

Psycho by Salvador Cobo-Jimena

360° by Jan Wenger

3 Responses to “Frameset”

  1. Saskia Aldinger Says:

    framesets are best viewed with firefox!!

  2. pieter | today and tomorrow Says:

    true, but the screenshots are so damn ugly

  3. Saskia Aldinger Says:

    ^_^ true true

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