Scrolling Images

This page contains copy/paste codes for scrolling images.

The scrolling images were acheived using the HTML <marquee> tag. Using this tag, you can give your images a horizontal scroll (from right to left, left to right) or a vertical scroll (top to bottom, or bottom to top).

Note that the <marquee> tag isn't an offical HTML tag (but it is recognized by most modern browsers). See CSS marquees for a standards-compliant marquee.

Right to Left (RTL)

This section contains an image that scrolls horizontally (right to left, left to right, or a combination). The horizontal scroll is acheived using the direction attribute, which moves the image from right to left or left to right as required.

Slide-In Images

This image slides in from the right then stops. You will need to refresh this page to see the effect again.

Continuous Image Scroll (RTL)

To make the image scroll continuously, we simply change the value of the behavior attribute to scroll (i.e. behavior="scroll").

Faster Scrolling

This example uses scrollamount="30" to increase the scroll speed.

Faster scrolling works better on continuous scrolling as opposed to slide-in images. This is because slide-in images stop after sliding in. If it slides in too fast, many users might miss the slide-in effect altogether.

Left to Right (LTR)

Slide-In Image

This image slides in from the left, then stays where it is. You will need to refresh this page to see the effect again.

Continuous Image Scroll (LTR)

Again, we change the behavior attribute to scroll in order to make the image scroll continuously.

Faster Scrolling

This example uses scrollamount="30" to increase the scroll speed.

Image bouncing back and forth:

Normal Speed

This image bounces at the default speed.

Faster Bounce

This example uses scrollamount="30" to speed up the scrolling/bouncing image.

Image Scrolling Up:

This image has a vertical scroll - it starts at the bottom and moves up. As with some of the previous examples, you can adjust the scroll speed by using the scrollamount attribute. You could also create a vertical slide by using behavior="slide".

Images Scrolling Down:

This image also has a vertical scroll, but this time it starts at the top and moves down.

Various Scrolling Speeds:

This example demonstrates 3 different scrolling speeds.

Jumping Images

The following example uses the scrolldelay attribute to slow the scrolling image down and make it look like it's jumping across the screen. Actually, the example also uses the scrollamount attribute to increase the size of each jump.

Browser Compatibility

Some browsers don't render the jumping effect. Instead, the image will scroll smoothly.

Marquee Attributes

The <marquee> tag accepts a number of attributes (some of which are included in the above examples). Feel free to experiment with these settings to see the effect they have on your scrolling images. The full list of attributes are:

widthSets the width of the marqueescrollamountHow far to jump as it moves
heightSets the height of the marqueeloopHow many times it should loop
directionSets the direction of the marqueebgcolorSets the background color of the marquee
behaviorWhether to slide, bounce, or scrollhspaceSets the amount of horizontal space around the marquee
scrolldelayHow long the marquee should wait before each jumpvspaceSets the amount of vertical space around the marquee

Falling Images

You can get some cool effects from your scrolling images. Check out this falling image (generated with the Falling Object Generator).!Marquees......effects...

CSS Marquees

The above examples use the HTML marquee tag to create the scrolling effect. CSS 3 - the latest version of Cascading Style Sheets - allows you to create scrolling text using CSS animations. See CSS marquee for some examples.