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Hiroki
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: NZ
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 07-15-2003 06:52

Hi, guys. I am just about to go for a small party tonight.
A friend of mine is leaving my town so that we are going to visit all the pub in town.
My town is pretty small so that there are only couple of pubs around here.

By the way, I am coding scrolling status bar stuff.
Problem is that my scroll bar message is very awkward. Not smooth at all.
Would you have any idea why?

Here is my code:

code:
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" TYPE="TEXT/JAVASCRIPT">
<!-- Hide script from old browsers

myMsg = "Hey, I know JavaScript - check out my kewl scroller! ... "
i = 0

function scrollMsg() {
window.status = myMsg.substring(i,myMsg.length) + myMsg.substring(0,i-1)
if (i < myMsg.length) {
i++
}
else {
i = 0
}
setTimeout("scrollMsg()",150)
}

// End hiding script from old browsers -->
</SCRIPT>

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Looking forward to hearing from you, mate.
Cya.

Hiroki Kozai

ps. here is link.

[This message has been edited by Hiroki (edited 07-15-2003).]

Sam
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Belgium
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 07-15-2003 07:49

I think there is no other way.
The smallest shift you can make is one letter and this takes at least 5 or 10 px.
The only thing you can do is play with the timeout but that's just hiding your problem.

Sam

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 07-15-2003 11:09

Hi, Hiroki.

Are you just playing with this or are you planning to use it somewhere?

Please, please, don't actually use a scrolling status bar message on a real site. The status bar displays useful information that I find very helpful when browsing, especially when having problems or encountering errors. Scrolling status bar messages get in the way of that and are distracting to boot. Not to mention the fact that I've never seen one that tells me anything useful or anything that couldn't have been displayed on the regular page.


Hiroki
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: NZ
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 07-16-2003 03:15

Hi, guys. How are ya?
Well, many many thanks for your replies.
Hi, Wes.

quote:
Scrolling status bar messages get in the way of that and are distracting to boot.



Can I ask you something about your comment? You meant that if I use scrolling status bar stuff on my site, my PC will be annoyed by it??? Is that right?
Hmm....better not to use it on actual site, you reckon?

Well, in my thoughts, it is good know how to do it. Sometimes people force me to do it because they love fancy moving stuff.

What do you think of that point?
Cya.

Hiroki Kozai

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 07-16-2003 03:32

No, he means that it is distracting and annoying to the *viewer*.

Personally I hate most things that move on a website. Very rarely are animations or movements of any sort used *well*.

Scrolling status bar messages are one of the really annoying and useless ones. There's nothing you cold possibly need to put into that area that wouldn't be better suited as static text somewhere on the page.

It's one of those things that should have gone away with the <blink> and <marquee> tags...



Hiroki
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: NZ
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 07-16-2003 03:40

Hi, DL.
Thank you for your explanation.
How are you today?
As you can see, I get pretty hang over today.
Have a good day.
Cya.


Hiroki Kozai

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