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You homepage has no scrollbars, no toolbar
     - it's a totally naked window!

I think this is really cool, but I'd never use it on the web. Why? It will totally offend your site visitors. They won't be able to use their Back button. And if they choose to go to a whole new site, that site will be "naked" too. And they'll simply believe that you've crippled their web browser for them. So... Use with caution.

Still, it is very cool!

I'd use it on a CD Rom. Or an intranet. Not on the web. But you can use it on the web if you want to. And hey, it's your call!

To see what I'm talking about, go to the page I've linked below (the Try it link). If I show you from this page (the one you're on now), this page will close. And I don't want that. So my Try it link sends you to a page in a new window. On that page will be a link to a new site. When you go to that site, it will appear in a window without scrollbars, menubar, etc. As I said, cool, but risky!

Here's how:

Make your index page zero margins with NO content.

Put this in the Head:

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">"index1.html","","toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,statusbar=0,

Now hang a page below your index page called index1. Put all the content on it that you would have put on your index page. Make sure it is in the same directory as your index.html page. Check in Publish View that it is. If it's not, then, in Publish View, drag it there.

In its Head put this:

opener.opener = top;

Normally, if you try to close the "opener" window, IE gives you an alert asking if you really want to do this. Kinda defeats the purpose. So... This last bit tricks IE into not giving the alert that asks the user to close the opener, so the opener automatically closes. Your user won't be aware of what has gone on behind the scenes. They'll just get your site in a window with no scrollbars etc.

Their Back button won't work. Well... it will from here on, but they won't be able to get back before your site loaded, and they'll be pretty annoyed about that. And you would have to make sure all links to outside sites were target=_blank, or they'll be really ticked off if they open an outside site and it has no scrollbars etc! And you'll have problems with search engines which won't find anything on your index page. If all that is OK, then go for it if that's what you want.

If it's for internal use (a CD Rom, or an intranet) then none of the above applies.

I still think it's cool! But, unless it was for non-web use, I'd still not use it.


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