jQuery News Ticker

by Vincy. Last modified on August 28th, 2022.

jQuery News Ticker is used to marquee a list of text one by one. If you want a JavaScript News Ticker the linked article has the code. It is a responsive news ticker plugin using Javascript.

Now we are going to see a simple news ticker example using jQuery. In this example, we are going to achieve it using few lines of code. And, we are not using any third-party plugins.

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Marquee Text with Ticker

We are having an unordered list of text in this HTML. We will iterate each list item with a jQuery loop to marquee horizontally.

Ticker box HTML is,

<div id="ticker">
	<ul class="news-list">
		<li>"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth" - <strong><i>William W. Purkey</i></strong></li>
		<li>"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." - <strong><i>Mahatma Gandhi</i></strong></li>
		<li>"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - <strong><i>Albert Einstein</i></strong></li>

With the reference of the ticker box id, we are executing jQuery ticker code.

	var ticker = $("#ticker");
	var t;

	var li_count = 1;
	var li_length = $("ul.news-list li").length;
	var li = $("li").first();

	var runTicker = function(trans_width) {
		t = setInterval(function(){
			if (parseInt($(li).css("left")) > -$(li).width()) {
				$(li).css({"left":parseInt($(li).css("left")) - 1 + "px","display":"block"});
			} else {
				li = $(li).next();				
				if(li_count == li_length){
					li_count = 1;
					li = $("li").first();
				} else if (li_count < li_length) {

In this code, we are invoking jQuery ticker code at a periodic interval to marquee each text horizontally. There is delay time two subsequent items.

We increment a counter for each text and reset this counter variable to 0 once the loop is completed. We can pause the ticker on mouse over and resume on mouse out.

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Written by Vincy, a web developer with 15+ years of experience and a Masters degree in Computer Science. She specializes in building modern, lightweight websites using PHP, JavaScript, React, and related technologies. Phppot helps you in mastering web development through over a decade of publishing quality tutorials.

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