September 11th, 2012, 11:06 AM
Is Marquee Now Out Dated
Hi, i need to set some text scrolling across the top of my web page. I am currently using the <marquee> tag to achieve this, however i find it very jittery / jagedy...
I understand that the <marquee> tag has been around for years now... is there a better system to used... would it be better to use a small js script for this as it would probably scroll the text smoother... if so does anyone have a good script to use, thanks in advance for your help...
September 11th, 2012, 11:28 AM
It looks like marquee tag has been deprecated for quite sometime now.
I found this LINK that may help you.
September 11th, 2012, 01:45 PM
its been outdated for a long time now
I do have a good one I am using, you can see it in action here
the code you need to make this work is below
the class needs to be around the text you want to animate
then add this code below everything else except put it right above your ending body tag and change the id to the one you use to hold the text you want to animate
<div class="autoScroller-container" style="overflow:auto;height:your choice">
next add these files to your head
September 11th, 2012, 02:41 PM
Originally Posted by oo7ml
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September 11th, 2012, 03:10 PM
September 11th, 2012, 03:20 PM
Cool, thanks Kravvitz... i thought it would be easy to find a really up to date script for this but can't find many online... the script you provided is good but it is a little jagedy too... i see you are available for hire... would you be interested in working on a smoother scroll...
September 11th, 2012, 03:23 PM
These look good:
September 11th, 2012, 05:16 PM
lol...that doesn't surprise me. I basically just posted the first google result that was on-topic.
Originally Posted by Kravvitz
I've used a few of the examples from that site in the past with positive results, so, I figured it'd work fine in this case , too.
September 11th, 2012, 05:52 PM
The first one only slows down onmouseover and the second doesn't react at all. In my opinion (and for WCAG, accessibility, compliance), there must be a way to completely stop the animation. It would be even better if there was something to click to stop the animation in addition to moving the mouse cursor over it. I don't like text scrollers like that, so thanks for the offer, but I must decline. Besides, one can't do much to control how smooth the animation is, that really depends on the web browser and the device it's running on.
Originally Posted by oo7ml
DynamicDrive is a mixed bag. They have a few decent scripts, but they also have a lot of very old scripts too.
Originally Posted by DonR
September 18th, 2012, 01:19 AM
Yes!! Its outdated.... And please if possible try to avoid that code.
Last edited by micheal.burns1; September 24th, 2012 at 04:58 AM.
September 25th, 2012, 10:21 PM
The marquee tag has never been valid. Itís been outdated for a long time.