Clickable Fading Text

One of the most common JavaScript effects is fading elements and text in and out. This script can also be used to show news or a welcome message.

 

 

Paste the javascript in your HEAD>
<script language="JavaScript1.2">

Browsercheck:*/
ie=document.all?1:0
n=document.layers?1:0

/********************************************************************************
Here are the variables you must set: (this is the only part you have to change)

Remember tho, if you wan't different size for the layers, different clip or anything
change that in the stylesheet.
*/

//The delay between the fades (in milliseconds) smaller value gives less time:
betweendelay=1000

//Do you wan't it to start over on the first one when it's gone trought all the news?
//(set to 0 if not)
var loop=1

//What font do you wan't it use?
FontFace='arial,helvetiva'

//What font-size (in pixel)?
FontSize=12

//Do you wan't it to fade out aswell? 1 for on, 0 for off
fadeback=1

//Set the colors, first color is same as background, last color is the color it stops at:
//You can have upto 7 colors, set the ones you wan't use to 0
colors=new Array()
colors[0]='#FFFFFF'
colors[1]='#EEEEEE'
colors[2]='#CCCCCC'
colors[3]='#999999'
colors[4]='#666666'
colors[5]='#333333'
colors[6]='#000000'

//This is the news you wanna have, set the link and the text. If you don't wan't it to link anywhere
//use a # as the link
news=new Array()
//Copy there three lines and change the info and numbers to get more news.
news[0]=new Array()
news[0]["text"]="Add whatever messages your want to scroll into an array!"
news[0]["link"]="default.asp"

news[1]=new Array()
news[1]["text"]="Use it for highlighting news pieces, site changes, and more!"
news[1]["link"]="default.asp"

news[2]=new Array()
news[2]["text"]="This is a pretty cool tool... check out the rest!"
news[2]["link"]="default.asp"

/*Dont change anything below this!
*********************************************************************************/
fadeInit=new Function("oNews=new makeObj('divNews','divCont'); fadeNews(0)")
function makeObj(obj,nest){
    nest=(!nest) ? '':'document.'+nest+'.'
    this.css=(n) ? eval(nest+'document.'+obj):eval(obj+'.style')
    this.writeref=(n) ? eval(nest+'document.'+obj+'.document'):eval(obj);		
	this.fadeIt=b_fadeIt
    this.obj = obj + "Object"; 	eval(this.obj + "=this")	
}
function b_fadeIt(text,link,font,size,speed,fn,num,c0,c1,c2,c3,c4,c5,c6){
	if(num<arguments.length && arguments[num]!=0){
		writetext='<a href="'+link+'" style="text-decoration:none; font-size:'+size+'px">'
		+'<font face="'+font+'" color="'+arguments[num]+'">'+text+'</font></a>'
		if(n){this.writeref.write(writetext); this.writeref.close()}
		if(ie) this.writeref.innerHTML=writetext		
		num++
		setTimeout(this.obj+'.fadeIt("'+text+'","'+link+'","'+font+'",'+size+','+speed+',"'
		+fn+'",'+num+',"'+c0+'","'+c1+'","'+c2+'","'+c3+'","'+c4+'","'+c5+'","'+c6+'")',speed)
	}else setTimeout('eval('+fn+')',betweendelay)
}
function fadeNews(num){
	if(num<news.length){
		fn=fadeback?'fadeBack('+num+')':'fadeNews('+(num+1)+')';
		oNews.fadeIt(news[num]["text"],news[num]["link"],FontFace,FontSize,100,fn,7,
		colors[0],colors[1],colors[2],colors[3],colors[4],colors[5],colors[6])
	}else if(loop)fadeNews(0)
}
function fadeBack(num){
	if(num>=0){
		oNews.fadeIt(news[num]["text"],news[num]["link"],FontFace,FontSize,100,'fadeNews('+(num+1)
		+')',7,colors[6],colors[5],colors[4],colors[3],colors[2],colors[1],colors[0])
	}
}
onload=fadeInit;
/*End of fadescript
**********************************************************************************/
</script>
Then create a <DIV> to show the scrolling content
<div id="divCont" style="position:absolute; width:250; height:200; left:100; top:80">
	<div id="divNews" style="position:absolute">
	</div>
</div>


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