This tut explains how to make objects or words or both "rain" down you myspace page, just like the examples on this page. To acheive this look, you need an understanding of HTML and in particular, the <marquee> tag. You may have seen a similar style of page decoration on other websites where images seem to fall in a random pattern, more like how snow drifts down and across a page. Check this example where the flowers drift down the page. Unfortunately, this hot look requires the use of Javascript, which myspace does not allow. This script we have for you though achieves a similar success and is pretty rad anyway.

You also need to understand this: Each window of your browser can be measured in dimension with pixels. You always start from the top left hand
corner of the browser window. This top point is zero. From this point, you can measure from left any number of pixels. Normally a computer screen will only show 800 pixels across. From the point zero, you can also measure from the top any number of pixels [in the same direction as scrolling down.] Normally a computer screen will only show 600 pixels down at once. However, your webpage design can be as many pixels as you want. You need to know this stuff about the height and width of your design for this falling objects script to work. When you are writing your script, you will need to specify how far down the browser window the object will appear, how far down the object will fall before dissapearing and how far from the left side of the browser window the object will make this path.

whenever you count pixels in a browser window, start here:

this is what the code looks like:
<marquee behavior="scroll" direction="down" scrollamount="5" style="position:absolute; left:10px; top:5px; width:150px; height:1600px;"> <img src="http://www.somewebsite.com/somepicofsomething.gif"></marquee>
this is what the code means:
marquee this is the HTML tag for something that is gonna move or "scroll".
behavior this is telling the object that it will scroll continuously [no alternating or sliding]
direction this is telling the object which direction it is going. in this case, it is falling down
scroll amount this determines how fast your object will move. 1 is pretty slow, 12 starts to get fast, 20 is pretty zoomy and so on.
style so this is where it gets mathematical:
  position:absolute this places the object relative to the top left corner of the browser
  left:10px the object will appear 10 pixels from the left frame of the browser window
  top: 5px the object will first appear 5 pixels from the top frame of the browser window
  width: 150px this determines the width of the column you object has to appear in. if your object is 200 pixels wide, you need to adjust the width to 200px for example
  height: 1600px the object will fall down the page 1600 pixels from the top frame of the browser window, disappear and then start falling again.
This next part is where you put your object. If it is an image, you have to put the complete URL in the <img src> tag. If you want to write a word, you just write your word. For example:
<marquee behavior="scroll" direction="down" scrollamount="5" style="position:absolute; left:10px; top:5px; width:150px; height:1600px;"> YOUR WORDS HERE </marquee>
You can also specify the font size and colour. Read the script below for an example of where to put the script and how it might look. For more information about the <font> tag you can check here.

It is important to make sure that you put all the < " / > etc in the right place or your code will not work. You also have to make sure that your URL for any object that is an image is correct. It is possible to change all of the numerical style values. Any object can appear where ever you want, fall as far down the page as you want and go as fast as you want. Just remember to specify the px afterwards. And, if you want more than one object to fall, you need to repeat the same code over for each item. The code for the example page looks like this:

<marquee behavior="scroll" direction="down" scrollamount="1" style="position:absolute; left:100px; top:5px; width:150px; height:600px;">
<img src="http://projects.lektrolab.com/damyspacehustlerz/photobucket/10.gif"> </marquee>
<marquee behavior="scroll" direction="down" scrollamount="4" style="position:absolute; left:200px; top:5px; width:150px; height:500px;">
<img src="http://projects.lektrolab.com/damyspacehustlerz/photobucket/aniGif.gif"> </marquee>
<marquee behavior="scroll" direction="down" scrollamount="9" style="position:absolute; left:300px; top:5px; width:150px; height:400px;">
<font size="7" color="#FF0000">HEY!!!</font> </marquee>
<marquee behavior="scroll" direction="down" scrollamount="11" style="position:absolute; left:400px; top:5px; width:150px; height:300px;">
<img src="http://projects.lektrolab.com/damyspacehustlerz/photobucket/photoalbum.gif"> </marquee>
<marquee behavior="scroll" direction="down" scrollamount="7" style="position:absolute; left:500px; top:5px; width:150px; height:500px;">
<img src="http://projects.lektrolab.com/damyspacehustlerz/photobucket/butterfly104.gif"> </marquee>

Now, test out your script writing skills on your myspace profile. To do this, it is best to use on of your fields you didn't fill anything in yet that you can easily delete if it doesn't work properly or you change your mind. You can experiment - COPY and PASTE our example code from the green frame above to your profile. Once saved, your profile should have the same objects as our example page scrolling down your profile. You can then go back and edit the code, by replacing the URL's to your own selection of objects and words in the right spots. You can also adjust the positions and speed of the objects by tweaking the numbers. And you can also add more images.

If everything goes smoothly, by adjusting these elements in the <marquee> tag: direction, left, top see if you can get your objects to go from left to right!!

And if nothing goes right, here are some Falling Objects code generators to copy and paste into your profile. Be aware that as with most generators, they also generate a free advertisement for themselves on your myspace page.
Free Web Layout - this one only lets you write words but it is really a good one!

Nackvision.com - this one lets you insert a URL for an image, but you can only use the URL for one image. It is a bit ropey, but it works.
Myspace Gens - another falling object generator.