Create A Simple News Ticker using Pure CSS / CSS3

Category: CSS & CSS3 | September 2, 2015
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Create A Simple News Ticker using Pure CSS / CSS3


A pure CSS solution to create an automatic & nice-looking news ticker widget with pause on hover functionality and CSS3 based animations.

How to use it:

Create a news ticker from an html unordered list.

<div class="news red">
  <span>Latest News</span>
    <li><a href="#">Text 1</li>
    <li><a href="#">Text 2</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Text 3</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Text 4</a></li>

Style the news ticker.

.news {
  box-shadow: inset 0 -15px 30px rgba(0,0,0,0.4), 0 5px 10px rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
  width: 350px;
  height: 30px;
  margin: 20px auto;
  overflow: hidden;
  border-radius: 4px;
  padding: 3px;
  -webkit-user-select: none
.news span {
  float: left;
  color: #fff;
  padding: 6px;
  position: relative;
  top: 1%;
  border-radius: 4px;
  box-shadow: inset 0 -15px 30px rgba(0,0,0,0.4);
  font: 16px;
  -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
  -webkit-user-select: none;
  cursor: pointer
.news ul {
  float: left;
  padding-left: 20px;
  animation: ticker 10s cubic-bezier(1, 0, .5, 0) infinite;
  -webkit-user-select: none
.news ul li {line-height: 30px; list-style: none }
.news ul li a {
  color: #fff;
  text-decoration: none;
  font: 14px;
  -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
  -webkit-user-select: none
.news ul:hover { animation-play-state: paused }
.news span:hover+ul { animation-play-state: paused }

Makes the news scroll from the bottom to top using CSS3 keyframes.

@keyframes ticker {
  0%   {margin-top: 0}
  25%  {margin-top: -30px}
  50%  {margin-top: -60px}
  75%  {margin-top: -90px}
  100% {margin-top: 0}

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One thought on “Create A Simple News Ticker using Pure CSS / CSS3

  1. amsiegel

    Is there a way to modify this so the animation doesn’t seem to start over again and instead simply looks like it’s repeating the list on infinite scroll?


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