I have some problems with the newsticker.
First, a couple of bugs:
- Using Mootools, all the lines are displayed simultaneously on first showing and looks a mess. Switching to S5 Effects solves this but S5 Effects seems to have a big hit on other transitions on the same page so I'd rather stick with Mootools.
- If I try to leave line 2 blank, the default (as supplied) text keeps reappearing no matter what I do
And a couple of suggestions:
- It would be good to have a Post-Text as well as a Pre-Text then we could style the text with open/close div and font tags etc.
- Whilst appreciating that this is meant to be a single line, it would be nice to have a word-wrap option so that it could use as many lines as the Height parameter would permit
Otherwise, it's another great freebie from Shape5. I do like the idea of the text being configured via the module rather than being driven from a category - the use I have for it fits this approach well but others might see different depending on their requirements. Perhaps a further extension could be to choose an article category or pre-defined text and cover both options.