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The other day I was browsing and found some great photos of Marilyn Monroe in Korea, by David Geary. They were taken in 1954 while she was on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio and she looked fabulous. For some reason the photos were lost for years.

The presentation was traditional for a professional gallery web site – horizontal scrolling. It struck me how  nice it looked, and what a nice way it was to present the photos. A couple of days later I was shocked to get some of photos of my own from my father. These were  just snaps taken on holiday in Cornwall, but notable for how - well very Seventies I looked! Our photos had also been lost for years. They were eventually reproduced from slides, which is why they are ragged. But now, thanks to the wonders of LiveFrame, I reproduced them here for your amusement. It’s true. We really owned a Spacehopper.

Isn’t that banned?
Yes, yes, yes. Strictly speaking, scrolling from side to side is anathema in regular web design. But it works for art because it emulates the way we use real galleries and everyone from the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art to the National Portrait Gallery in London is doing it. Big time. Somehow all the strolling translates logically into scrolling.

LiveFrame displays the contents of one web page within another. Its simple beauty is that you can link from it directly to other pages in your Fusion site while you are working. Of course you can also display external sites, too, which is useful for merging content being supplied from different domains.

Because the page you link from is a regular web page, you include whatever captions, navigation or other functionality you want there. You’re not limited. The component supplies the window. You supply the wonder.

This particular little wonder is a gallery of lovely illustrations I discovered on a CD I was about to throw away.

Each thumbnail has been placed with Pop Rocket, and linked to a larger picture. Finally, a LiveFrame was inserted into the parent page, a title added, and the job was soon done.

Tip: there’s a good, old fashioned way of speeding up workflow on LiveWindows. Draw a plan of where you want things to be before you start: page relationships; graphics; components etc. Then you can make a prompt start and don’t get bogged down half way through.

LiveFrame is not difficult to use, but when integrated with other components, things can become intricate!

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