HTML - <marquee>

The HTML <marquee> element is used to insert a scrolling area of text.

Example

<marquee>This text will scroll from right to left</marquee>

<marquee direction="up">This text will scroll from bottom to top</marquee>

<marquee direction="down" width="250" height="200" behavior="alternate" style="border:solid">
  <marquee behavior="alternate">
    This text will bounce
  </marquee>
</marquee>

Description  

The HTML <marquee> element is used to insert a scrolling area of text.

Attributes

Includes the Global Attributes.

NameVersionDescription
behavior Sets how the text is scrolled within the marquee. Possible values are scroll, slide and alternate. If no value is specified, the default value is scroll.
bgcolor Sets the background color through color name or hexadecimal value.
direction Sets the direction of the scrolling within the marquee. Possible values are left, right, up and down. If no value is specified, the default value is left.
height Sets the height in pixels or percentage value.
hspace Sets the horizontal margin
loop Sets the number of times the marquee will scroll. If no value is specified, the default value is −1, which means the marquee will scroll continuously.
scrollamount Sets the amount of scrolling at each interval in pixels. The default value is 6.
scrolldelay Sets the interval between each scroll movement in milliseconds. The default value is 85. Note that any value smaller than 60 is ignored and the value 60 is used instead, unless truespeed is specified.
truespeed By default, scrolldelay values lower than 60 are ignored. If truespeed is present, those values are not ignored.
vspace Sets the vertical margin in pixels or percentage value.
width Sets the width in pixels or percentage value.

Browser Compatibility  

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 2.0 7.2 1.2
truespeed attribute No support 3.0 (1.9) 4.0 No support No support
hspace/vspace attribute ? 3.0 (1.9) ? ? ?
loop attribute ? 3.0 (1.9) ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 1.0 (1.0) ? ? ?
truespeed attribute ? 1.0 (1.0) ? ? ?
hspace/vspace attribute ? 1.0 (1.0) ? ? ?
loop attribute ? 1.0 (1.0) ? ? ?

Specifications  

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<marquee>' in that specification.
Living Standard Make it obsolete in favor of CSS but define its expected behavior, for backward compatibility.
HTML5
The definition of '<marquee>' in that specification.
Recommendation Make it obsolete in favor of CSS but define its expected behavior, for backward compatibility.

Event handlers

onbounce
Fires when the marquee has reached the end of its scroll position. It can only fire when the behavior attribute is set to alternate.
onfinish
Fires when the marquee has finished the amount of scrolling that is set by the loop attribute. It can only fire when the loop attribute is set to some number that is greater than 0.
onstart
Fires when the marquee starts scrolling.

Methods

start
Starts scrolling of the marquee.
stop
Stops scrolling of the marquee.

License

© 2016 Mozilla Contributors
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/html/element/marquee