I've just learned how to make the rolling text (it's called a marquee) and it's soooooooo simple. It took me 3 hours longer to write the post than to create the marquee....so hopefully, it's HELPFUL!
Step 1 - Choose what type of marquee you'd like:
Look at the bottom of this post to determine what type of marquee you'd like. You have a choice of TEXT or IMAGE. There is a third option that allows for both text and images in the marquee, but with the use of digital scrapping, and the details required to do both, I thought the first two options were sufficient. My marquee is an IMAGE MARQUEE, as shown in the second example.
Step 2 - Create and upload your image
Create an image (GIF, JPG or PNG). My IMAGE MARQUEE is in PNG format, because I prefer the transparent background. Make sure your images are no larger than the following size options. When I am creating my images I always begin with a much larger image (to ratio) then I resize it for uploading.
For your marquee below your header
660 x 50 pixels
For your marquee in your post column (that's where mine is)
400 x 50 pixels
For your marquee in the side column
220 x 50 pixels
Step 3 - Get the CodeFor the TEXT ONLY code, you will not need to create or upload anything. Isn't that nice for a change? For the IMAGE ONLY code, you will need to create, and upload your image to your favorite photo hosting site and get the direct link or URL to make the code.
To install the MARQUEE, you will need to go to CUSTOMIZE/LAYOUT/PAGE ELEMENT/ADD A GADGET. When the pop up screen appears, select HTML/Java Script. Do not put a title for your marquee, just put the MARQUEE code you selected from below in the block and click save. Then view your blog.
This image is being provided because the full codes for the MARQUEE cannot be posted on Blogger.
Because of Blogger's silliness, I cannot post these codes in full. You should have seen my runaway text. YIKES-A-RAMA! Instead, you will need to type the code from the sample image, or email me and I will send you the codes.
1. On the TEXT MARQUEE, you can adjust the size of the font, and change the color by typing them into the code.
2. On the IMAGE MARQUEE, you MUST adjust the size of the image (the numbers are given for the main column post size). The numbers are in pixels.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. When writing, please include your blog address. I love to visit blogs to celebrate your successes with you!
Here's to more happy scrapping, and
Hugs from the heart,
TEXT MARQUEE SAMPLE 1:
IMAGE MARQUEE SAMPLE 2: