While iframing may at first glance seem like a good solution for integrating Good Grants into your marketing website, there are a number of reasons why we do not support the practice.
What is iframing?
iframing is a method to embed one HTML document inside another HTML document. In essence, the Good Grants system would sit within a box (frame) on your website vs being a link from your website. The idea behind iframing is that by 'framing' the Good Grants site within the page, the application/review process appears to be part of your website.
Why no iframing?
We actively block Good Grants from being iframed for the following reasons:
Security: iframes can make a site vulnerable to attack and for this reason are a security risk.
Poor user experience: The user will likely be forced to scroll left-right and up-down within a page that may also scroll up and down.
Not responsive: iframing 'breaks' responsiveness so users accessing the application from a mobile device or tablet will have a limited experience or be unable to access some functionality.
Inconsistency across browsers: iframes do not behave consistently across different browsers and we have not designed for or tested the application within an iframe across browsers. As a result, the peculiarities of iframe implementation across browsers will likely lead to some Good Grants functionality not working as expected.
A better solution is to include a click to register/enter link on your website that will take your users to a branded Good Grants page. Your Good Grants account can be themed to complement your existing brand. Only the URL will indicate to people that they are on a different site, but you can choose your own URL if you wish.
If you would like to present applications to the public, we strongly recommend setting up a Gallery. Galleries provide a visually appealing way to give visitors a great experience irrespective of the device they are using
Linking to a Gallery is a fast and flexible solution and looks great!
A Gallery can be set up and ready for display within minutes of winners being selected or Grant managers can set up the round in advance.