I found this marquee slider on stack overflow and I've been playing around with it. The problem is that it does something funny with content. I want to add floated divs in there or a floated list so that it will slide through "events". But it just keeps stacking them no matter how I float them. I was also trying to add a hover over pause - unhover resume but was coming up with a bunch of errors I was wondering if somebody could help me. I set it up in a jsfiddle here: http://jsfiddle.net/r3QkE/

Here's the actual code:

Code:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function () {

(function($) {
        $.fn.textWidth = function(){
             var calc = '<span style="display:none">' + $(this).text() + '</span>';
             $('body').append(calc);
             var width = $('body').find('span:last').width();
             $('body').find('span:last').remove();
            return width;
        };

        $.fn.marquee = function(args) {
            var that = $(this);
            var textWidth = that.textWidth(),
                offset = that.width(),
                width = offset,
                css = {
                    'text-indent' : that.css('text-indent'),
                    'overflow' : that.css('overflow'), 
                    'white-space' : that.css('white-space')
                },
                marqueeCss = {
                    'text-indent' : width,
                    'overflow' : 'hidden',
                    'white-space' : 'nowrap'
                },
                args = $.extend(true, { count: -1, speed: 1e1, leftToRight: false }, args),
                i = 0,
                stop = textWidth*-1,
                dfd = $.Deferred();

			function go() {
                if(!that.length) return dfd.reject();
                if(width == stop) {
                    i++;
                    if(i == args.count) {
                        that.css(css);
                        return dfd.resolve();
                    }
                    if(args.leftToRight) {
                        width = textWidth*-1;
                    } else {
                        width = offset;
                    }
                }
                that.css('text-indent', width + 'px');
                if(args.leftToRight) {
                    width++;
                } else {
                    width--;
                }
                setTimeout(go, 10);
            };
            if(args.leftToRight) {
                width = textWidth*-1;
                width++;
                stop = offset;
            } else {
                width--;            
            }
            that.css(marqueeCss);
            go();
            return dfd.promise();
        };		
		$('h1').marquee();
                $('#ticker .event').marquee();
    })(jQuery);
});
</script>
<style type="text/css">
.event{float:left}?
</style>
</head>
<body>
	<h1>This runs differently than the ticker for some reason. It's highly annoying in my personal opinion.</h1>
	<div id="ticker">
		<div class="event">test1</div>
		<div class="event">test2</div>
		<div class="event">test3</div>
		<div class="event">test4</div>
	</div>
</body>
</html>