What Is a Frame?

A frame has a different meaning depending on the context. For instance:

  1. On a web page, frames are components keeping a specific part of a page static while others are scrolled or loaded.
  2. In text or graphic processing, frames resemble a physical border focusing the viewer's attention on a particular element.
  3. In video processing and game development, a frame represents a single image in a string of images.
  4. In network communications, a frame is a data transmission unit indicating the beginning and end of a data block containing all the necessary info.