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Adding
Marquees and Blinking Text
to your pages

Using Windows 95 and Microsoft Internet Explorer

This page will show you how to -
  1. Place a scrolling marquee on your page

  2. Make text blink


You may wish to print out this page for future reference

1. Place a scrolling marquee on your page

Scrolling marquees can only be seen by viewers using Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.
If you are using this browser, you will see an example of a scrolling marquee at the top of this page. Other viewers will see the words "Using Windows 95 and Microsoft Internet Explorer", but will not see any movement.

Here is the code you need to produce scrolling text

<MARQUEE>Your scrolling text goes here</MARQUEE>

This should produce the following effect, only visible to people using the latest Internet Explorer

Your scrolling text goes here

To vary the width of the marquee

Add WIDTH to the MARQUEE tag
eg <MARQUEE WIDTH=50%>Your scrolling text goes here</MARQUEE>will produce scrolling text that looks like this

Your scrolling text goes here

To vary the background colour of the marquee

Add BGCOLOR="colour name or code" to the MARQUEE tag
eg <MARQUEE BGCOLOR="aqua">Your scrolling text goes here</MARQUEE> will produce this

Your scrolling text goes here

If you are unsure of colour names and codes, look at this page again.

To vary the direction of the marquee

Add BEHAVIOR=alternate to the MARQUEE tag (note the American spelling of behavior)
eg <MARQUEE BEHAVIOR=alternate >Your scrolling text goes here</MARQUEE> will produce this

Your scrolling text goes here

Or add DIRECTION=right to the MARQUEE tag
eg <MARQUEE DIRECTION=right >Your scrolling text goes here</MARQUEE> will produce this

Your scrolling text goes here


2. Making text blink

There is an HTML tag which will make text blink off and on, but, only people who use Netscape Navigator can see this effect.
This is the code to use
<BLINK>Your blinking text goes here</BLINK>

Netscape Navigator users will see the words below blinking off and on. Internet Explorer viewers, will just see the words ...
Blinking text can drive you MAD


Style tips

Marquees and blinking text can be extremely irritating

Don't use these tags too often !!

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