The Marquee HTML tag is a non-standard HTML element which is used to scroll a image or text horizontally or vertically.
In simple words, you can say that it scrolls the image or text up, down, left or right automatically.
Marquee tag was first introduced in early versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. It is compared with Netscape’s blink element.
Marquee HTML Example
This is an example of html marquee
HTML Marquee Attributes
Marquee’s element contains several attributes that are used to control and adjust the appearance of the marquee.
|behavior||It facilitates user to set the behavior of the marquee to one of the three different types: scroll, slide and alternate.|
|direction||defines direction for scrolling content. It may be left, right, up and down.|
|width||defines width of marquee in pixels or %.|
|height||defines height of marquee in pixels or %.|
|hspace||defines horizontal space in pixels around the marquee.|
|vspace||defines vertical space in pixels around the marquee.|
|scrolldelay||defines scroll delay in seconds.|
|scrollamount||defines scroll amount in number.|
|loop||defines loop for marquee content in number.|
|bgcolor||defines background color. It is now deprecated.|
HTML Scroll Marquee
It is a by default property. It is used to scroll the text from right to left, and restarts at the right side of the marquee when it is reached to the end of left side. After the completion of loop text disappears.
This is an example of a scroll marquee…
HTML Slide Marquee
In slide marquee, all the contents to be scrolled will slide the entire length of marquee but stops at the end to display the content permanently.
This is an example of a slide marquee…
HTML Alternate Marquee
It scrolls the text from right to left and goes back left to right.
This is an example of a alternate marquee…
Direction in HTML marquee
This is used to change the direction of scrolling text. Let’s take an example of marquee scrolling to the right. The direction can be left, right, up and down.
This is an example of a right direction marquee…
Nested marquee example
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Disadvantages HTML marquee
1) Marquee may be distracting because human eyes are attracted towards movement and marquee text constantly.
2) Since Marquee text moves, so it is more difficult to click static text, depending on the scrolling speed.
3) It is a non-standard HTML element.
4) It draws user’s attention needlessly and makes the text harder to read.