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iFrame

= Inlineframe. An iFrame can be compared to an invisible frame and describes a HTML element that is embedded in the browser within the source code of a website for visualising external web content.

Application

The technology is used to integrate advertising, third-party content, online editors or YouTube videos in a internet page or in social media.

Advantages

In contrast to a fixed integration of web content, there are advantages when embedding via an iFrame. If the website that provides the content for the iFrame no longer works, only the iFrame remains empty. Neither loading time nor other contents of the remaining website are affected by the disfunction of the iFrame.

Disadvantages

Disadvantages are the limited freedom of design and use on mobile devices.