This page contains copy/paste codes for scrolling text.
Scrolling Text using CSS
Here's an example of using a CSS marquee to create scrolling text. This method is standards-compliant as it uses CSS animations to achieve the scrolling effect.
You can also use CSS to create slide-in text, vertical scrolling, bouncing text etc.
The following examples use the HTML
<marquee> tag. As with the CSS method, the HTML method can also be used to give the text a horizontal scroll (from right to left, left to right), a vertical scroll (top to bottom, or bottom to top), as well as a bounce effect.
<marquee> tag isn't an offical HTML tag. See CSS marquees for a standards-compliant marquee.
Right to Left (RTL)
This section contains text that scrolls horizontally (right to left, left to right, or a combination). As you can see, there are a number of options with your horizontal scroll.
This text slides in from the right, then stays where it is. You will need to refresh this page to see the effect again.
Continuous scrolling text (RTL)
This example uses
scrollamount="30" to increase the scroll speed.
Faster scrolling works better on continuous scrolling as opposed to slide-in text. This is because slide-in text stops after sliding in. If it slides in too fast, many users might miss the slide-in effect altogether.
Left to Right (LTR)
This text slides in from the left, then stays where it is. You will need to refresh this page to see the effect again.
Continuous scrolling text (LTR)
Text bouncing back and forth
This text bounces at the default speed.
This example uses
scrollamount="30" to speed up the scrolling/bouncing text.
Text Scrolling Up
This text has a vertical scroll - it starts at the bottom and moves up. As with some of the previous examples, you can adjust the scroll speed by using the
scrollamount attribute. You could also create a vertical slide by using
Text Scrolling Down
This text also has a vertical scroll, but this time it starts at the top and moves down.
Various Scrolling Speeds
This example demonstrates 3 different scrolling speeds.
The following example uses the
scrolldelay attribute to slow the scrolling text down and make it look like it's jumping across the screen. Actually, the example also uses the
scrollamount attribute to increase the size of each jump.
Some browsers don't render the jumping effect. Instead, the text will scroll smoothly.
<marquee> tag accepts a number of attributes (some of which are included in the above examples). Feel free to experiment with these settings to see the effect they have on your scrolling text. The full list of attributes are:
|Sets the width of the marquee||How far to jump as it moves|
|Sets the height of the marquee||How many times it should loop|
|Sets the direction of the marquee||Sets the background color of the marquee|
|Whether to slide, bounce, or scroll||Sets the amount of horizontal space around the marquee|
|How long the marquee should wait before each jump||Sets the amount of vertical space around the marquee|
You can use scrolling text for some great effects. Check out this falling text (generated with the Falling Text Generator).