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 5:57 pm on Jun 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hello, i know there was a html tag alike the <marquee> Which was making the text..

Show.. hide...show..hide... and so on.. to make peoples watch that new link or text. Dos anyone remember what the tag was?



 6:47 pm on Jun 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

Please say you don't mean the CSS property "blink". Well, not that it matters, because browsers have wisely chosen no longer to support it ;)


 7:35 pm on Jun 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thats Exactly what i meant ! :P
I have noticed today that FF5 Dosnt support marquee much... it started to work after i tried the marquu page in IE8 ... i hope they wont decide to remove marquee and blink as they are interesting..


 7:46 pm on Jun 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

Firefox and Opera still support the <blink> element (as well as the CSS
text-decoration:blink property). However, there are slight differences in rendering between these two browsers.

But as @lucy24 hints, it should be avoided in the real world. It is an accessibility/useability nightmare. It's considered annoying, distracting, harder to read and can cause problems for those with cognitive disabilities.


 10:48 pm on Jun 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

I Was just going to say that after googleing for blink css support. i found the html tag...
<blink>THIS IS BLINKING</blink>

I doubt it takes any harm on the eyes, as you arent looking at it constantly. I Just need it to make this blinking :
"Add the Banner on your site"

When im having a link to us page and peoples that get my code, dont notice the comments i wrote, and i want to make them observant, to that line, and read the rest. They always link directly to my url.

I know this is away from the forum subject, but dos anyone, that reads this, know a way to use .htaccess or whatever, to make the banner images to be accessed only from the domain they are stored from?


 11:55 pm on Jun 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

...use .htaccess or whatever, to make the banner images to be accessed only from the domain they are stored...

Google for 'prevent image hotlinking' - yes, it's a few lines in .htaccess


 3:03 am on Jun 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

I doubt it takes any harm on the eyes, as you arent looking at it constantly.

It's not the eyes that are the problem. The real risks are neurological. Those stories about strobe lights and seizures are not urban legends. Over on another forum, one member was compelled to change his avatar* because people were getting migraines and actively avoiding threads he was involved with. One man had to pre-screen threads before letting his wife see them because she was seizure-prone. (This was in php/bb2, which doesn't have a suppress-avatars option.)

But even aside from the physical perils... do you really want to put something on your site that most people loathe intensely? If it's targeted at users under 17, sure, but otherwise it hardly seems worth the risk. Blinking may grab some people's attention and compel them to "watch that new link or text". It will make a sizable number of other people leave the page immediately, never to return.

* I think the People Up Top forcibly changed it and then allowed him to say it was his own decision. It was one of those swirling optical-illusion things.


 4:38 pm on Jun 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

Well i have said im using it on only onle page. and to link a few words. if not for it, peoples wont bother to read the description i added of two lines.

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