How To Create a Framed Page in FrontPage

Microsoft FrontPage 2003
Microsoft FrontPage 2003. Image courtesy Microsoft

HTML frames are a popular way to make navigation easier to maintain on a website. Microsoft FrontPage makes it easy to build a framed web page.

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: 5 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Open FrontPage and select “New page” from the “File” menu. You cannot create a framed page without going into the “File” menu.

  2. Click on the “Frames Pages” tab.

  3. Review the frames options, and choose the frame page that is closest to what you would like to create.

  1. Click OK.

  2. For each frame, choose whether to use an existing Web page “Set initial page...” or create a new Web page “New page”.

  3. Review the “No Frames” area to be sure that it says what you would like it to say. It is a good idea to include a link to your main page in the noframes area.


  1. Always include a <noframes> tag. This is the section of the page that search engines will see, and it should have information so that they can view it.

  2. While it's not required, it's a good idea to add in the <html> and </html> tags at the beginning and end of the document.

  3. Do not include a <body> tag in your frame set.

  4. Frames require that you create additional HTML pages. Learn more about creating HTML frames in my Introduction to HTML Frames article.​