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    Scrolling Marquee or Animated GIF????

    OK, I need to add a scrolling marquee or animated gif. Something to allow me to broadcast some news or upcoming events. For the most part I have a tendency to think that the scrolling banners and such cheapen a website, but maybe in small doses it is ok.

    What I want to do is add something to my subheader. On this page:

    http://www.evolutionmsport.com/evmCa...&products_id=6

    It would be right where the "Checkout EvM in the October Hot Rod" would be. I would like there to be two or three news items that are cycled through.

    I guess I could do the following:

    1. Have each page reload bring up a different Item.
    2. Have a scrolling marquee (maybe one that pauses for a few seconds)
    2. Animated GIF

    Which would be best? Is one faster or cleaner than the next? I know there is no cut and dried answer, but how would you do it?

    I found this Marquee tool which might be nice....

    http://www.siteexperts.com/dhtmllib/...quee/page2.asp

    Thanks....Mike
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    i have a corporate site i built and maintain that uses a similar system. we chose to use a javascript fade-in fade-out "marquee". you can find several of these online if you aren't comfortable writing javascript. if you want to see mine in action, go to www.dallas-mavis.com and look just under the nav in the upper right.

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    If the marquee or the animated gif are your only two options, I'd go for the marquee, but only because it's the lesser of two evils in this instance .

    Edit:

    I see that you have another option: new news item on page reload. I say go with that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyeartongo to [url
    www.dallas-mavis.com[/url] and look just under the nav in the upper right.
    That looks nice. Maybe I can make something like that work.

    I see that you have another option: new news item on page reload. I say go with that one.
    Yeah, that's still an option.I may do both and see which ends up looking best. If I go the marquee route, there will be at least a ten second delay before images begin to fade out....

    Thanks....Mike
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    Moving thingies on a web page are distracting and very annoying and I don't visit sites that use them. So I'd go for option one - reload on page refresh. Just my two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earther
    Moving thingies on a web page are distracting and very annoying and I don't visit sites that use them. So I'd go for option one - reload on page refresh. Just my two cents.
    If I do the rload thing, is there an easy way to do it??? Is it a php thing or javascript?

    Thanks...Mike
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    Remember the marquee tag doesn't work in all browsers so the effect will be lost for some users - I suggest a JavaScript option as suggested by Scott. As long as the code is standards compliant, its the closest to being accessible content and working cross-browser.
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