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vinny388
12-12-2006, 06:16 PM
I would like to create something similar to this newsbox http://www.news-scroller.com/index.html

Yes, I could just put my hand in my pocket and 'buy' it, but I would much prefer someone to help me create my own so I can learn a bit about Javascript.
:thumbsup:

vinny388
12-13-2006, 11:34 AM
Please? :thumbsup:

vinny388
12-14-2006, 11:39 AM
Anybody? lol:(

vinny388
12-14-2006, 02:50 PM
Ok, I have got it working, kind of, test page at http://www.simonvincent.co.uk

here is the javascript


var pausecontent=new Array()
pausecontent[0]='14 Dec 06<br /><a href="#">This is just a test article relating to the brand new website.</a>'
pausecontent[1]='14 Dec 06<br /><a href="#">This is just a test article relating to the brand new website.</a>'
pausecontent[2]='14 Dec 06<br /><a href="#">This is just a test article relating to the brand new website.</a>'

function pausescroller(content, divId, divClass, delay){
this.content=content //message array content
this.tickerid=divId //ID of ticker div to display information
this.delay=delay //Delay between msg change, in miliseconds.
this.mouseoverBol=0 //Boolean to indicate whether mouse is currently over scroller (and pause it if it is)
this.hiddendivpointer=1 //index of message array for hidden div
document.write('<div id="'+divId+'" class="'+divClass+'" style="position: relative; overflow: hidden"><div class="innerDiv" style="position: absolute; width: 100%" id="'+divId+'1">'+content[0]+'</div><div class="innerDiv" style="position: absolute; width: 100%; visibility: hidden" id="'+divId+'2">'+content[1]+'</div></div>')
var scrollerinstance=this
if (window.addEventListener) //run onload in DOM2 browsers
window.addEventListener("load", function(){scrollerinstance.initialize()}, false)
else if (window.attachEvent) //run onload in IE5.5+
window.attachEvent("onload", function(){scrollerinstance.initialize()})
else if (document.getElementById) //if legacy DOM browsers, just start scroller after 0.5 sec
setTimeout(function(){scrollerinstance.initialize()}, 500)
}

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// initialize()- Initialize scroller method.
// -Get div objects, set initial positions, start up down animation
// -------------------------------------------------------------------

pausescroller.prototype.initialize=function(){
this.tickerdiv=document.getElementById(this.tickerid)
this.visiblediv=document.getElementById(this.tickerid+"1")
this.hiddendiv=document.getElementById(this.tickerid+"2")
this.visibledivtop=parseInt(pausescroller.getCSSpadding(this.tickerdiv))
//set width of inner DIVs to outer DIV's width minus padding (padding assumed to be top padding x 2)
this.visiblediv.style.width=this.hiddendiv.style.width=this.tickerdiv.offsetWidth-(this.visibledivtop*2)+"px"
this.getinline(this.visiblediv, this.hiddendiv)
this.hiddendiv.style.visibility="visible"
var scrollerinstance=this
document.getElementById(this.tickerid).onmouseover=function(){scrollerinstance.mouseoverBol=1}
document.getElementById(this.tickerid).onmouseout=function(){scrollerinstance.mouseoverBol=0}
if (window.attachEvent) //Clean up loose references in IE
window.attachEvent("onunload", function(){scrollerinstance.tickerdiv.onmouseover=scrollerinstance.tickerdiv.onmouseout=null})
setTimeout(function(){scrollerinstance.animateup()}, this.delay)
}


// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// animateup()- Move the two inner divs of the scroller up and in sync
// -------------------------------------------------------------------

pausescroller.prototype.animateup=function(){
var scrollerinstance=this
if (parseInt(this.hiddendiv.style.top)>(this.visibledivtop+5)){
this.visiblediv.style.top=parseInt(this.visiblediv.style.top)-5+"px"
this.hiddendiv.style.top=parseInt(this.hiddendiv.style.top)-5+"px"
setTimeout(function(){scrollerinstance.animateup()}, 50)
}
else{
this.getinline(this.hiddendiv, this.visiblediv)
this.swapdivs()
setTimeout(function(){scrollerinstance.setmessage()}, this.delay)
}
}

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// swapdivs()- Swap between which is the visible and which is the hidden div
// -------------------------------------------------------------------

pausescroller.prototype.swapdivs=function(){
var tempcontainer=this.visiblediv
this.visiblediv=this.hiddendiv
this.hiddendiv=tempcontainer
}

pausescroller.prototype.getinline=function(div1, div2){
div1.style.top=this.visibledivtop+"px"
div2.style.top=Math.max(div1.parentNode.offsetHeight, div1.offsetHeight)+"px"

}

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// setmessage()- Populate the hidden div with the next message before it's visible
// -------------------------------------------------------------------

pausescroller.prototype.setmessage=function(){
var scrollerinstance=this
if (this.mouseoverBol==1) //if mouse is currently over scoller, do nothing (pause it)
setTimeout(function(){scrollerinstance.setmessage()}, 100)
else{
var i=this.hiddendivpointer
var ceiling=this.content.length
this.hiddendivpointer=(i+1>ceiling-1)? 0 : i+1
this.hiddendiv.innerHTML=this.content[this.hiddendivpointer]
this.animateup()
}
}

pausescroller.getCSSpadding=function(tickerobj){ //get CSS padding value, if any
if (tickerobj.currentStyle)
return tickerobj.currentStyle["paddingTop"]
else if (window.getComputedStyle) //if DOM2
return window.getComputedStyle(tickerobj, "").getPropertyValue("padding-top")
else
return 0
}

2 small things. How can I include small images in the code, and how can I make it so the news bits are closer together.:confused:

vinny388
12-15-2006, 11:45 AM
Nobody knows then :confused:

VanMeter
01-18-2007, 11:32 PM
To insert an image you would just insert the image tag in the area provided for pause content. The aray below:


pausecontent[0]='14 Dec 06<br /><a href="#">This is just a test image <img src="image/source/file.gif">blah blah blah</a>'


I didnt take the time to see how they have the article spacing set up, but I'd imagine its with css somewhere. Look for a DIV tag with a margin or position property. Just a guess.



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