HTML - Marquees


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An HTML marquee is a scrolling piece of text displayed either horizontally across or vertically down your webpage depending on the settings. This is created by using HTML <marquees> tag.

Note − The <marquee> tag deprecated in HTML5. Do not use this element, instead you can use JavaScript and CSS to create such effects.

Syntax

A simple syntax to use HTML <marquee> tag is as follows −

<marquee attribute_name = "attribute_value"....more attributes>
   One or more lines or text message or image
</marquee>

The <marquee> Tag Attributes

Following is the list of important attributes which can be used with <marquee> tag.

Sr.No Attribute & Description
1

width

This specifies the width of the marquee. This can be a value like 10 or 20% etc.

2

height

This specifies the height of the marquee. This can be a value like 10 or 20% etc.

3

direction

This specifies the direction in which marquee should scroll. This can be a value like up, down, left or right.

4

behavior

This specifies the type of scrolling of the marquee. This can have a value like scroll, slide and alternate.

5

scrolldelay

This specifies how long to delay between each jump. This will have a value like 10 etc.

6

scrollamount

This specifies the speed of marquee text. This can have a value like 10 etc.

7

loop

This specifies how many times to loop. The default value is INFINITE, which means that the marquee loops endlessly.

8

bgcolor

This specifies background color in terms of color name or color hex value.

9

hspace

This specifies horizontal space around the marquee. This can be a value like 10 or 20% etc.

10

vspace

This specifies vertical space around the marquee. This can be a value like 10 or 20% etc.

Below are few examples to demonstrate the usage of marquee tag.

Examples - 1

Live Demo
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

   <head>
      <title>HTML marquee Tag</title>
   </head>
	
   <body>
      <marquee>This is basic example of marquee</marquee>
   </body>
	
</html>

This will produce the following result −

Examples - 2

Live Demo
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

   <head>
      <title>HTML marquee Tag</title>
   </head>
	
   <body>
      <marquee width = "50%">This example will take only 50% width</marquee>
   </body>
	
</html>

This will produce the following result −

Examples - 3

Live Demo
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

   <head>
      <title>HTML marquee Tag</title>
   </head>

   <body>
      <marquee direction = "right">This text will scroll from left to right</marquee>
   </body>
	
</html>

This will produce the following result −

Examples - 4

Live Demo
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

   <head>
      <title>HTML marquee Tag</title>
   </head>
	
   <body>
      <marquee direction = "up">This text will scroll from bottom to up</marquee>
   </body>
	
</html>

This will produce the following result −



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