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HTML Marquees


A HTML marquee is a scrolling piece of text displayed either horizontally across or vertically down your web site page depending on the settings. This is created by using HTML tag <marquees>.

NOTE: The HTML <marquee> is an MSIE extension, but is now supported by NS 7 also. So please check if your browser supports this tag or not.

Syntax:

A simple syntax to use marquee is as follows:

<marquee attribute_name="attribute_value"….more attributes>One or more lines or text message or image</marquee>

Attributes:

A HTML marquee can have following attributes:

  • width: how wide the marquee is. This will have a value like 10 or 20%etc.
  • height: how tall the marquee is. This will have a value like 10 or 20% etc.
  • direction: which direction the marquee should scroll. This will have value either up, down, left or right.
  • behavior: what type of scrolling. This will have value scroll, slid and alternate.
  • scrolldelay: how long to delay between each jump. This will have a value like 10 etc.
  • scrollamount: how far to jump. This will have a value like 10 etc.
  • loop: how many times to loop. The default value is INFINITE, which means that the marquee loops endlessly.
  • bgcolor: background color. This will have any color name or color hex value.
  • hspace: horizontal space around the marquee. This will have a value like 10 or 20%etc.
  • vspace: vertical space around the marquee. This will have a value like 10 or 20%etc.

Examples:

Here are few examples to demonstrate the usage of marquee tag.

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<marquee>This is basic example of marquee</marquee>

This will produce following result:

This is basic example of marquee

 

<marquee width="50%">This example will take only 50% width</marquee>

This will produce following result:

This example will take only 50% width

 

<marquee direction="right">This text will scroll from left to right</marquee>

This will produce following result:

This text will scroll from left to right

 

<marquee direction="up">This text will scroll from bottom to up</marquee>

This will produce following result:

This text will scroll from bottom to up
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