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Scrolling text box trick

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday July 26, 2007 )

Uber-quick post tonight. Ever wanted to create a scrolling text box where the visitor isn’t able to delete or type over any of the text? It’s very easy to do.

Non-editable (is that word?) scrolling text boxes are very handy for lengthy chunks of text, such as terms of service on an order form.

Here’s an example:

.. and here’s how it’s done – it’s dead easy:

Alter the rows and cols values to suit the size you want.

The brevity of this post tonight is brought to you courtesy of the last episode of “Lost” for the season starting in 10 minutes. I don’t get to watch much T.V., but I drop everything for Lost :).


3 comments for Scrolling text box trick
  1. thanks heaps this really worked!!

    Comment by jessica — August 7, 2007 @ 2:01 am

  2. Hi there Jessica, glad you found this useful :)

    Comment by Michael Bloch — August 7, 2007 @ 3:34 am

  3. Very good and yet simple script. Thanks much. I wish the web had ore sites like yours.

    Comment by Shane — November 8, 2007 @ 2:38 pm

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