Developer's Corner: Tickers
Developer's Corner: News Tickers
Who Supports What?
The MARQUEE tag
Microsoft's Internet Explorer supports the MARQUEE tag. MARQUEE's are the simplest and most efficient way to scroll text in a web page, but are only supported by Microsoft's browser. Here are some examples:
Here's the HTML for the first one:
<MARQUEE BGCOLOR=#BBFFFF DIRECTION=RIGHT BEHAVIOR=SCROLL SCROLLAMOUNT=3 SCROLLDELAY=30 WIDTH=90%><FONT COLOR="BLACK"> A right scrolling Marquee set for smooth scrolling </FONT></MARQUEE>
Marquees can be left or right-aligned and have a number of attributes. Many of the most common attributes are demonstrated here, for more details consult Microsoft's own documentation in the HTML area under extensions.
- Should we restrict its use to only the most urgent news of import to web authors?
We want to hear from you because we care. Signed, the folks at webreference.com.
2-19-96 - We've received a number of responses, mostly negative on the ticker. We have removed it from the front page. We're still including it here for your experimentation, and possible improvement. Most people didn't like the fact that you can't see the URLs as you pass over hypertext, and that it can be jerky. If anyone has solved these problems, let us know.
3-3-96 - We received a message pointing out that we've neglected to show Microsoft Internet Explorer's MARQUEE. We've added coverage of this easy-to-use feature.
Comments are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org
Created: Mar. 21, 1996
Revised: March 5, 1998