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Emma
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Hi
I have to add a horizontal news ticker/scroller into a web page and although I have found lots of examples online (many contain code that you buy or have to credit the writer) but I would like to do this myself.

Does anyone know of any good online examples or tutorials?

(Also it has to be standards compliant and easily updateable by a non techie!)

thanks
Em

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I could probably give you

I could probably give you 1000 reasons to not put a scroller on your page. The top two that I can think of are

  • No one ever looks at them
  • Anyone that happens to look at them never bothers waiting for the interesting item they spotted to roll around again

If it's part of a spec you received for a job you probably have no choice though. :sigh: (the second and third one on the list are probably what you need).

News snippets are far better than scrolling content.

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Thanks Triumph I'll try

Thanks Triumph :thumbsup:

I'll try some of those scripts, I did say to the client it was a little out of date/tacky but they insisted. Every one of their competitors has it on their site, so they wanted it too!

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Emma wrote:... I did say to

Emma wrote:
... I did say to the client it was a little out of date/tacky but they insisted. Every one of their competitors has it on their site, so they wanted it too!

They must think a lot of their competitors. If it were me, I'd want to stand out and be more modern than my competitors but c'est la vie.

I know what you're going through. People still want splash screens and blinky text and scrollers and etc. There really is no accounting for taste. Smile