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How to have a moving border aorund a block of text

Posted on 2009-04-03
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Hello Experts,
i have a div tag with some block of text( my website is build using asp.net 2.0 and C#). i have a css class for the div tag like below in the code

now i want to have a border around the block of text, and i want this text to stand out( eye catching). the stand out part is very important , i want in such a way that no one misses it but that the same time i dont want it to be too gaudy or ugly.

i was wondering if there is a way to make the border flow or move around the block of text ( almost like marquee light) .
is there anyway to acheive this. i am not really interested in javascript because the webpage is a secured one(https) and is a part of shopping cart. i have tried something like this but the problem is the border does not moving( which i know that it wont with the CSS i used), it only has a different border-style for top, left, bottom, right. All i want is even if i can make the dotted and dashed lines move or swap in regular interval.

Any advice or suggestion is highly appreciated.
Thanks



div id="msg1" class="message">
       To insure delivery on in stock items placed online between<br />April 4 and by 1 pm EST April 9, please call us at 1-800-000-0000<br /> for rush delivery options.  
</div>
 
the css  class message is 
 
.message
{
     color: #400000;
     font-size: 9pt;
     border-left-width: 4px;
     border-left-style: dotted;
     border-left-color: Blue;
     border-top-width: 4px;
     border-top-style: dashed;
     border-top-color:Gray;
     border-right-width: 4px;
     border-right-style: dotted;
     border-right-color: Blue;
     border-bottom-width: 4px;
     border-bottom-style: dashed;
     border-bottom-color:Gray;
     border-spacing : 4px;
   
}

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You could use an animated gif as background. If only the edges of the gif are animated and you give the div an amount of padding (so the text is within the quite center of the animated gif).
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Sir can you tell me where i can find a sample or an example of what you have suggested
Thanks
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I haven't seen it before. But it occurred to me a nice and simple solution.

While searching the internet for an example (surely I am not the first to come up with this), I found another url which might interest you:

http://www.pixelphase.com/div1.html

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Bravo!!! Thats excatly what i was looking for but the div1.gif is way too big of a image. It wont let me resize :(( . i wanted the size to be around 350px by 50 px.
any suggestions sir. You have been great in helping me out
Thanks
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Thanks i got it working. You are the man!!!
Appreciate it
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