In this article we will build an RSS / Twitter news-feed-reader-ticker. Yeah, that’s a mouth full, but you know what I’m talking about, right? This news/RSS/Twitter ticker will query web services using jQuery and return JSON results which we will then display in a scrolling ticker. Oh, hell just click the example below and see for yourself.
There’s probably a handful of plugins that will achieve the same result, but as you will see there’s not much code needed to do it yourself. Let’s look at the code now.