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4:26 am on Mar 17, 2011 (gmt 0)



Blinking text works in firefox but does not work in Internet explorer.
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[text 3-in-1 printer for sale] should be blinking in IE. Any expert opinion?
3:13 am on Mar 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member leosghost is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Looking at the source code, there is no reason why it should "blink" ( hasn't got the tags)...and it doesn't in Opera either ..which is A Good Thing.TM.

Blink text is A Bad Thing.TM

There are other ( kinder on the eyes and the aesthetic sensibilities ) ..ways of drawing attention to text.;-)

Looking at your source ( ouch.. template stuff ) IMO ..you may be overstuffing your metas a tad there ;-)
3:23 am on Mar 18, 2011 (gmt 0)



Thank you for your reply. Do you have any idea what should I do to make it work?
3:45 am on Mar 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Yes ..however I strongly advise you not to do it ;-)

And for the sake of my own conscience I'd rather tell you what to search for "blink tags ie javascript" search with the quotes left on ..the javascript solution will only do the "horribleness" if the visitor has javascript on ..

One can do some other, truly awful things with javascript.

There is another way "cross browser" using "HTML <marquee> to make stuff blink and move about in html, but both <blink> and <marquee> are depreciated and thus won't do the "awfullness" in all modern browsers.

If you search for "Lou Montulli" you'll find the original culprit ..even he is ashamed to have invented it.;-)
4:24 am on Mar 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Any expert opinion?


Yes. Don't blink text.
4:11 pm on Mar 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Are we mistaking this for a disguised link? It's hard to believe someone can build a site and not know about the dreaded blink tag, and there's no attempt at application there so, Hmm. If I am mistaken, as you were, apologies.
4:19 pm on Mar 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Why would we need a mac fixed ( who uses them ? )in CA ;-)
And thee and I and most others know how to get data back ..OTOH if you are right ;-) links from here are no followed..thus crap for SEO etc .. ( otherwise some of us would never restrain ourselves would we ;-) .present company excepted Bill and Koan ;-).
8:21 pm on Mar 19, 2011 (gmt 0)



Thank you for your comments and valueable feedback.
1:40 pm on Apr 24, 2011 (gmt 0)



This is a common issue that some features do as they should in one browser and do not work for some others. This has become a great challenge for the graphic designers [designcontest.com] as they now have upgrade themselves as a programmer as well as a web designer.
1:50 pm on Apr 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I am widely credited as the inventor of the <blink> tag. For those of you who are relatively new to the Web, the <blink> tag is an HTML command that causes text to blink, and many, many people find its behavior to be extremely annoying. I won't deny the invention, but there is a bit more to the story than is widely known.


The Origins of the <Blink> Tag
[Montulli.org...]

<span class="blink">CSS Text Decoration</span> still works in Mozilla Browsers. :)

.blink{text-decoration:blink;}


Text Decoration With CSS
[MeyerWeb.com...]
10:08 pm on Apr 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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<span class="blink">CSS Text Decoration</span> still works in Mozilla Browsers.

But only for those of us who have not disabled it in their browser prefs, heh heh.

:: boilerplate here about how the need for (or violent dislike of) Feature X does not necessarily correlate with an individual user's ability to enable or disable Feature X ::
 

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