These marquees are legit
Oliver Norred, 5 March 2021
Wow, these marquees look great.
When’s the last time you heard that? On the web,
<marquee> has gotten a bad rap for, like, ten years. It’s been deprecated for at least as long as I’ve been making web stuff.
But the truth is, I like them. I like how they pull me away from the sanitized corporate easing functions that Google pounds into our skulls. I like to stare at them and I like to wait for the text to come around a second time.
The loudest moans and groans lament that
These things are legit. The accessibility concerns dissolve because the text is always visible, and you’re in full control of the animation. With a bit of hacking, you can even make it animate with the scroll position.
I sort of see the web going more retro right now and for the next year or so. I’m happy with that. I hope this can be of use.