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Scrolling text in front of image

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  1. mslynn

    mslynn Thread Starter

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    Good morning, All!!

    I'm looking for some help with a text scroll that I have. The scroll is functioning correctly. Everything is working the way I want except for one detail. I would like the text to scroll across/in front of an image that I have. (It's currently scrolling underneath it.) I'm sure you need more detail, but I'm not sure what, so just ask. I'm still a bit of a novice at some of this stuff. :)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ehymel

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    How about a link or a screenshot to show us your problem?
     
  3. mslynn

    mslynn Thread Starter

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    Sorry for delay. Life. :rolleyes: Anyway . . .

    I'm attaching the screen shot. The scrolling text is currently underneath the menu "A good friend is like a warm quilt wrapped around the heart." I want it to scroll across in the blank blue space between the pictures and the menu. The pictures & menu are a png file.

    I'm using Dreamweaver CS3 and Fireworks. I'm not really familiar with Fireworks, but I've been playing with it a little bit trying to figure this out. Not sure that's what I need really.
     

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  4. ehymel

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    Seems simple enough, but would need to see code to give specific help.

    BUT... scrolling text? Really? That (thankfully) went out of style long ago. Have a good look at modern, well-designed websites. There's a reason you don't see scrolling text.
     
  5. DrP

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    Ditto - scrolling text ain't a good idea.
     
  6. rotarysteve

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    I found your site and looked at your source code, looks good for the simplicity. I use CSS to get a scrolling function, this is the css I use. I see you don't have the CSS but also see you use statcounter for your tracker.... I can help or you can use the statcounter forum for help. The Overflow Function is what you would need to use, I think..... based on what I understand. here is what I use in CSS and place desired "scrolling content" inside a div

    #history {
    position : relative;
    top : 20px;
    width : 700px;
    height : 350px;
    overflow : auto;
    margin-left : auto;
    margin-right : auto;
    border : 1px solid #034903;
    color : #000000;
    font-family : trebuchet, arial, sans-serif;
    font-weight : normal;
    font-size : 0.8em;
    text-align : left;
    padding : 6px;
    background-color : transparent;
    }
     
  7. rotarysteve

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    studied your home page some. Your page display's fine so wouldnt fix it if it ain't broke, but definately has coding issues...
     
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    Oh, just thought of something too, My scroll function is a vertical scroll controlled by a users mouse, if your looking for an automatic horizontal scroll, I would have to find that code for you, the only problem is that it only works in IE, and not other browsers.
     
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    You could probably use the Marquee tag to do this with a little css positioning rather than doing anything fancy BUT this would be IE specific.
     
  10. mslynn

    mslynn Thread Starter

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    rotarysteve & colinsp, thanks for your input. I'm may be even more of a neophyte than I thought. I understand what you're saying, but am stumbling around trying to implement. I think I'm going to have to practice a few simple things first. The owner of the site is a friend of mine's mom and she's being pretty patient with me figuring things out, so I think I'll just put the text in for now and then figure out how to get it moving where I want it.
     
  11. rotarysteve

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    I think colinsp has the right code for you.... I think that the marquee tag is what you are looking for.

    Steve
     
  12. mslynn

    mslynn Thread Starter

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    I did read on a couple of sites that the marquee tag is supported by other browsers. They listed Mozilla, Safari, Firefox, Opera, Netscape. So that's not true? I understand the marquee tag would be IE specific, so what happens in other browsers? What would show up in its place?
     
  13. DrP

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    Try it?
     
  14. rotarysteve

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    Agree..............

    I have IE, Netscape, Opera and Firefox for browsers..... I depend on IE, My Bad Maybe....

    Give it a shot and see what happens....
     
  15. mslynn

    mslynn Thread Starter

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    I'll give it a try as soon as I get the time. Will let y'all know.
     
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