Ticker Text

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This shows a ticker tape fade in and out series of messages.

Head Code:

<style>
<!--
#tickertape{
position:relative;

layer-background-color:black;
width:400;
height:12;
}

#subtickertape{
background-color:black;
position:absolute;
border: 1px solid black;
width:400;
height:12;

}


.subtickertapefont{
font:bold 12px Verdana;
text-decoration:none;
color:white;
}

.subtickertapefont a{
color:white;
text-decoration:none;
}
-->
</style>

Body Code:

Normally this would go in the onload section of the BODY tag:<BR>
<a href="javascript:if (document.all||document.layers) {regenerate2();update()}">start it</a>
<div id="tickertape">
<div id="subtickertape" class="subtickertapefont">Initializing...</div>
</div>

<script language="JavaScript1.2">

//default speed is 4.5 seconds, Change that as desired
var speed=4500

var news=new Array()
news[0]="<a href='http://www.js-examples.com'>Stuff number 1</a>"
news[1]="<a href='http://www.js-examples.com'>number 2 stuff</a>"
news[2]="<a href='http://www.js-examples.com'>third stuff follows</a>"
//expand or shorten this list of messages as desired

i=0
if (document.all)
tickerobject=document.all.subtickertape.style
else
tickerobject=document.tickertape.document
function regenerate(){
window.location.reload()
}
function regenerate2(){
if (document.layers)
setTimeout("window.onresize=regenerate",450)
}

function update(){
 BgFade(0xff,0xff,0xff, 0x00,0x00,0x00,10);
if (document.layers){
document.tickertape.document.subtickertape.document.write('<span class="subtickertapefont">'+news[i]+'</span>')
document.tickertape.document.subtickertape.document.close()
}
else 
document.all.subtickertape.innerHTML=news[i]

if (i<news.length-1)
i++
else
i=0
setTimeout("update()",speed)
}

 function BgFade(red1, grn1, blu1, red2,
 grn2, blu2, steps) {
 sred = red1; sgrn = grn1; sblu = blu1; 
 ered = red2; egrn = grn2; eblu = blu2; 
 inc = steps; 
 step = 0; 
 RunFader();
 }
 function RunFader() {
 var epct = step/inc; 
 var spct = 1 - epct; 
 if (document.layers)
 tickerobject.bgColor =
 Math.floor(sred * spct + ered *
 epct)*256*256 +
 Math.floor(sgrn * spct + egrn * epct)*256 +
 Math.floor(sblu * spct + eblu * epct); 
 else
 tickerobject.backgroundColor=
 Math.floor(sred * spct + ered *
 epct)*256*256 +
 Math.floor(sgrn * spct + egrn * epct)*256 +
 Math.floor(sblu * spct + eblu * epct); 
 if ( step < inc ) {
 setTimeout('RunFader()',50); 
 }
 step++;
 }

</script>

</center>

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