Frames quite possibly might be making a comeback. At least, in the Development side of things.
I remember, way back when, one of the few things to stay in my memory from uni was that frames were neccessarily evil. Not in and of themselves, but because of the way they were used throughout the web. Almost noone used them effectively. Because of sloppy code, they were given to ugliness, in form and function.
In it, Bruce explained a very simple method, which makes a lot of sense. It’s possible a lecturer said it way back when :) I was at uni, but probably not.
If you want a desktop application, that is mainly private use .. then frames are okay. They are bad because you lose out with the address bar .. and search engines struggle with their content.
This is cool. I imagine you could amalgamate .. have the public face of the site non-frames, and the private a mix of both.
Actually, for simple applications, no-frames doesn’t do too badly.