Among the OOTB views offered in SharePoint, the boxed view is the one I find the most elegant. I like to use it on a home page, to display announcements for example.
However, there is one drawback with this view: it is not very flexible, and in particular, it forces the display of items in two columns.
jQuery to the rescue!
In this example, I have chosen to display a list as scrolling news. If you press the “Next” button, or wait for 6 seconds, the list will move to the next announcement. Each announcement has the original “boxed” look.
Once again, I am relying on jQuery here. This time I am using a carousel plugin called jCarousel lite. Note that the same plugin is also included in this page, where I display feeds from SharePoint blogs.
I still need to work on the script. In particular, there are several carousel plugins available for jQuery, and I haven’t yet figured out which one works best with SharePoint. Stay tuned!