How to Make a Flash Horizontal Ticker Widget


A flash ticker widget can be an exciting way to draw your visitors' attention using movement and color to make sure the eye is attracted to the ticker's message. You can create a horizontal flash ticker widget using one of the many free online widget-generator services. Once you have chosen the ticker design you like, you can customize your message and various other features such as color and size before getting the HTML code for the flash ticker. You can then embed this code in your website where you would like to display the ticker.

  • Open your Internet browser program.

  • Navigate to a website that offers customizable flash ticker widgets, such as, or

  • Search for the keywords "ticker" or "text scroll" to display a list of the ticker widget options. Click the ticker option that you would like to use.

  • Enter the text you would like to display in the provided text field.

  • Use the color selector tools provided to select your preferred color for the widget.

  • Set the size of the widget using the provided text boxes or preset options.

  • Click the "Get Code" button to open a window with the embed code for the flash ticker. Copy and paste the code into the HTML file of the Web page where you want to put it.

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