Wisdom of using iframes

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I need some advice. Compared with a page layout program, the Concrete5 Content block is very limited — as one would expect — in its layout capacity. Xara Page Layout program (http://www.xara.com/us/page-layout-designer/) can export its pages as html5. One can then ftp them to application/files/… and, using the Responsive Embed block, link to them. I threw together a quick example for illustration purposes which can be accessed athttp://www.dawntodusk.net.au/index.php/principles-chemistry...

Obviously, the upside of this method is that it greatly enhances one’s potential to produce appealing content. My question is this: what are the serious downsides to inserting content in this manner? I realize that to a coder, the code produced is no doubt anathema. But who cares, if it looks O.K. to a visitor (assuming such abominable code doesn’t penalize one’s SEO)?

I did a quick load speed test, and, although slow, it is almost identical to other pages on my site that do not utilize this method.

Any thoughts?

Dushka
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WillemAnchor replied on at Permalink Reply
WillemAnchor
I'm getting permission denied errors. But anyways, a few things come to mind:

1. why not create a pagetype that creates a layout (you could even use the output from your editor) ?
2. wouldn't it be a problem to edit your content ?
3. why not use the HTML block if you want keep editing this way ?
4. did you look at stacks for this matter ?
Dushka replied on at Permalink Reply
Dushka
Sorry about the permission problems. You've got me a bit concerned, and certainly mystified, as I have no idea why that might be the case. Permissions are set for full access.

Thanks for your comments. I will need some time to digest them properly.

BTW. I really like the fixed flower overlay on your showcase site. I am wondering how you did that.
WillemAnchor replied on at Permalink Reply
WillemAnchor
Thank you,
That is done with a separate div that has a fixed position.
Also some javascript is used to react when the size of the screen changes, for example when a phone's orientation is changed.

I saw you now use a theme from the marketplace. Nice!
Dushka replied on at Permalink Reply
Dushka
Thanks, Willem.
Dushka replied on at Permalink Reply
Dushka
I have discovered what would probably prove fatal to the idea. In small devices such an arrangement produces a scrolling nightmare.