[Pro] Scrolling header

Hi All,

I’m adding a scrolling header to a Backdraft site I’m putting together.

It all works fine at full screen but when I reduce the browser width some of the text does not appear (I’m guessing it is only displaying the text that will fit within the browser width were it stationary?) Is there a way get around this or another way to achieve the same effect?

Thanks in advance.

Steve

http://94.136.40.103/~cheaper-school-prospectus.co.uk/hgc/test.php


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An update.

I’ve been able to ‘sort of’ get the effect I was after, using the following:

Welcome to Hertfordshire Garden Centre

However the movement in some browsers is quite jumpy and I understand that it’s a relitively old piece of html that was never fully supported across all browsers?

Also I seem to have no control over the speed at which it scrolls.

Any advice would be really appreciated.

Thanks

Steve


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From caniuse.com

Obsolete/deprecated HTML elements: marquee

These elements/tags are obsolete and should not be used.

Plenty of javascript options out there - and as you already use a bucketload of js on that page…

David


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Although the marquee element is a pariah in the code community, I must point out that it is very well supported by all the modern (and unmodern) browsers AND by Freeway. In its defense, it is an actual html element as opposed to some half-crazed scripted concoction.

Not long ago, I started writing about different ways to implement the marquee element in Freeway, then was distracted by some problem I encountered with underlined spans in links that were specifically styled with no underlines, then realized it was just the stupid marquee element and that there was likely no person on the planet who would appreciate all the work and effort required to show code-a-phobics how to legitimately make their web page look like something from the 90’s.

There are enough online discussions of the marquee element to work out the attributes and options. You can apply it in Freeway as a Tag style-- which just uses the default settings-- or use my modified version of Walter’s HTML5 action to turn html items into containers and add the attributes in the Extended item options. This method can make almost anything dance around the screen in a 20th century way.

###The unfinished article, as is…

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27331610/cssway/marquee-element/index.html

###The modified action, as is…

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27331610/FWT/HTML5-big-erns-modified-action.zip

##Wait, I’m not finished typing just yet.

About the same time I was also writing about the picture element, a much cooler thing to talk about (again, to the five people who already know of it’s existence and do not require my help in implementing it anywhere in this life. Here is that unfinished article…

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27331610/cssway/picture-element/index.html

--lots of deleted ranting, not sure if it was very therapeutic. Whatever.--


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Thanks for the info on the marquee element - I think that it’s probably the right way for me to go. Also thanks for pointing to the HTML5 Action.

My requirements however, have slightly changed for its use - instead of using for just a scrolling heading it’s now going to be a ‘Special Offer News Feed’ utilising WebYep. As such I need the text to be constrained to one single line instead of the text automatically resizing itself over multiple lines. Is this possible?

Cheers

Steve


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