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Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 08:17:00 -0400
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"Bollaert, Jodi" wrote:

> Does anyone have any information on the appropriate length of scrolling
> marques, e.g. word-count or time to completion?


I agree with all the stuff that others have said.  In addition, as
a moving object it will attract peripheral vision and distract
attention away from the main contents of the page.  That's why
movement is a Bad Thing, in general.

Assuming that the rest of the contents of the page are the main
contents, of course.


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