Help on news ticker

Hi,

Does anyone know how the news ticker on the Apple home page was made (www.apple.com). A scrolling horizontal news ticker. By clicking on the news items you move to the individual news description on a different page.

Rob


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Apple’s is using Prototype.js and some custom code. You could do this
with my Carousel Action, set to an auto-scroll interval. Make a stack
of layered divs, each one containing one linked headline. Group them,
apply the Carousel Action to the group, set it to animate
horizontally, then set the Auto-scroll interval in the Actions
palette. Experiment with different timings to see if you can get the
effect you want.

Walter

On Jan 2, 2009, at 11:52 AM, RobP wrote:

Hi,

Does anyone know how the news ticker on the Apple home page was made
(www.apple.com). A scrolling horizontal news ticker. By clicking on
the news items you move to the individual news description on a
different page.

Rob


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Walter,

Thanks for the suggestion. Will trying realised that your carrousel conflicts with the MooTools I’m using on the same page.

An other suggestion?

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Well, you could look for a Moo-based carousel effect or similar. I’m not familiar with that toolkit, so I can’t recommend anything.

Walter


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What Moo Tools effect are you using on that page?

Maybe it can be done with script/protac…

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I use the MooTools: Accordion & Effect on Load.


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Use Walter’s Scripty Accordion action for that page then http://actionsforge.com/projects/view/71-scriptyaccordion

What effect on load are you trying to achieve?

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Have a look at my setup at http://www.focusonfitness.nl/test/01. This is supposed to be the homepage. I really like the behaviour of the MooTools accordion effect…

Down the visual is supposed to be the apple like news carrousel.

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Personally (and don’t take this the wrong way) I think there is just too much going on here.

I think the sequence timer is fine but you don’t need another set of changing images (news items) to distract you even more. (Maybe a bit more fade in and out between images on the Header)

The other disconcerting thing about the accordion implementation is that the rest of the page content goes up and down with the accordions. There may be a better way to layout the page to avoid that.

Just my 2cents worth

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