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Amara News Ticker: The
1) Creating a New Template
Timing and Speed
Text - HTML
Step 1 : Creating a New Template
To start creating a new Newsticker you first must create
a new file, which will contain all the data, and will
be useful when you need to update your ticker info.
Please click on "New" and enter the
desired ticker name where it states
"[New Template]" (see picture below)
2 : Layout
the layout section, which can be found by clicking on
the layout tab, you can enter the basic dimensions and
colors for the ticker movie.
A generic movie "width" might be 200. The
"height" could be set to 150.
The Background color should be a bit different then
your website color. Normally a grayish color will do
Further you can turn on the border and give it a color.
You can also set the margins. With the margins settings
you define the position of the text in your ticker movie.
Normally you will keep this to any number between 0
You can customizes the color, by clicking on "Custom"
and then on"Define custom colors" After you
have selected the desired color make sure you click
on "Add to custom colors" (see picture below)
3 : Timing
With the "scroll speed" slider
set the time that will take before the ticker sentence
ends at the top position of the ticker. Keeping the
scroll speed as low as possible would give you a nice
smooth scrolling text.
"Delay after scroll" Allows
you to define the time that the sentence will wait before
it continues to the next sentence. 1 Second is in general
good enough depending on the length of your text.
Putting the "Delay Interval" to "0",
means that the text will freeze.
after scroll" will
let the text rotate continuously without interrupting
4 : Text
This is the most complex section of the application,
but as soon you have made your self familiar with all
the available options it will be a rather straight forward
process to create dozens of tickers for your website.
the right you see the default screen. This is
the default setting screen that will appear when
you create a [New Template].
To start to create some content for your news
ticker go to the "Text" area
"[Enter your own text here]"
With your own text. Your text can be HTML
formatted as well.
enter the URL that the user should jump to when
he click on the news item, go to the "Link"
area and enter the desired URL. Normally you will
need to put the "TargetFrame"
to "_blank". In case you do not
want the user to jump to another web page please
make both the "Link" and "TargetFrame"
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June 8, 2011
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