I am thinking of redesigning my site and in so doing, I may actually use frames for the various pages, with the exception of the index page. To see what I mean, see a mock up of my site's new design at:

However, I heard that frames are bad for search engines' indexing and it is hard to get indexed if a site uses frames. May I have more information on this and may I enquire from any experts out there whether there will still be hopes of getting indexed if my site uses frames?

Thank you very much in advance.