jQuery News Ticker

I wanted a typewriter news ticker that would display news items one character at a time. I had a look round and there are a few jQuery news tickers available but I just wanted something very simple that worked with jQuery 1.3.2. I couldn't find a plugin that exactly fitted my requirements so I decided to make my own.

The news ticker reads the markup which can be either an unordered list of news items or a collection of links. Getting the jQuery news ticker working is as follows, the code and documentation are here.

        $(document).ready(function () { 
            $("#news").newsticker(); 
        });