Scripting the marquee
-Marquee that slows down when the mouse is over
Here's a regular marquee with a useful twist- it slows down for the user to better interact when the mouse is over it:
<marquee onMouseover="this.scrollAmount=3" onMouseout="this.scrollAmount=6">Scrolling text here. Scrolling text here</marquee>
The scrollAmount property is used here to manipulate the marquee's speed, depending on where the mouse is.
-Marquee with start/stop button
Why not give your visitors the ability to determine for themselves when the marquee should scroll and not scroll?
direction=up width=150 height=150
style="background-color:lightyellow;border:1px solid black">Marquee contents
here. Marquee contents here...</marquee><br>
The start/stop button above are constructed using the marquee's default start() and stop() methods. Also, the later method is accessed directly to halt the initial scrolling of it.
Now run along and revive that old <marquee> on your site!