People who handle real-time data love tickers. People who love to use their screen real estate efficiently love them, too. Movement substitutes display width. People who hate too much program interaction love them even more. All important information passes by automatically. Bissantz tickers stock quotes on his website. With sparklines, naturally (since April 2005). I think, this is only the beginning of using tickers for management information.
Ticker for the Dow Jones Industrial Index (DJI):
Ticker data is updated daily. It displays the last 60 days. The blue band represents the standard deviation from the average. Every sparkline is scaled individually. Minimum and maximum are important to compare volatility of stock quotes. You can include the ticker on your own web page. You only need the following piece of HTML. New data arrives automatically.
<marquee scrollamount=”1″ scrolldelay=”5″><img src=”https://www.bissantz.de/sparkserver/images/ticker-dj.png” height=”20″ /></marquee>
And you can create a ticker with your own data. Read here how to do it.