Spent a few moments looking around the net this morning for an easy to install “News Ticker” coded using jQuery. Ended up at the site of Alex Francois who has put together a nice little script that does exactyl what is needed.
Here is what I wanted to achieve which is a ticker inside the black area underneath some other info (obviously the info in the image is “placeholder” text, so just ignore that);
Step 1 was to follow the instructions as laid out by Alex.
Step 2 was to code up 2 lines of osCommerce standardised code to grab the reviewers name and the first few words of the review text, then link it to the relevant product;
Step 3 was to refresh the page and see it in action;
Quite nice, I think.