Cross Browser Ticker/Marquee
1. Introduction and Sample
Internet Explorer introduced a proprietary tag <marquee> to allow horizontally scrolling text to be added to a web page. While some other browsers have also added support for this tag it is still not recognised by all modern browsers and also the things that you can do with the tag are very limited.
Here is an example ticker (or marquee) that scrolls from right to left (RtoL).
The script allows you to not only change the content of the scrolling text to include anything you like (as long as it doesn't need more than the height of one line of text to display it), you can also change the width and height of the area, the font to be used, the background colour, the speed of the scroll, and whether or not it should stop scrolling when you move the mouse over it. If this effect is one you want for your page then the next step is to obtain the Right to Left script or Left to Right script (depending on which way you want the text to scroll).