Ticker – a jQuery UI Twitter like ticker

When you are not logged into Twitter and visit the start page an elegant live ticker shows up. I also wanted something like this, so I created one on top of the jQuery UI framework. In the most simple way (just rotating) you can create it on a div containing a list

<div id="ticker">
  <ul>
    <li>Ticker Item 1</li>
    <li>Ticker Item 2</li>
    <li>Ticker Item 3</li>
  </ul>
</div>

by just calling

$("#ticker").ticker();

The ticker has also some configuration options (like mouse over timeout, scroll speed, and so on) and nicely integrates with fetching new ticker items by using Ajax requests. A styled demo is available here.

It is well configurable and the code is fully tested using qUnit. The code (MIT/GPL license) and further documentation is available from the GitHub repository (Branch “ticker”).