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I've very recently picked up SharePoint and have a limited knowledge of programming so you'll need to bear with me here.

I'm currently building on a development site collection in SharePoint Online (Office 365).

I've built a news ticker using HTML/jQuery which works using static values set in HTML. What I'm trying to do is link the ticker to a SharePoint List and have it scroll through the first five news titles.

Right now I have the following code in Default.aspx.

<%-- The markup and script in the following Content element will be placed in the <body> of the page --%>
<asp:Content ContentPlaceHolderID="PlaceHolderMain" runat="server">

    <div class="title"><p>On:trac News</p></div>
    <div class="cont"><ul id="ticker">
    <li>News item one.</li>
    <li>News item two.</li>


This is then powered by the following jQuery.

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function () {
        function tick() {
            $('#ticker li:first').slideUp(function () { $(this).appendTo($('#ticker')).slideDown(); });
        setInterval(function () { tick() }, 5000);

What is the best method of pulling information from SharePoint and then referencing the values in the default.aspx page? I have read around and found a couple of guides for pulling lists from SP but I'm struggling to find a way to write this to the ticker.

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We need o know the SharePoint version before we can really give you concrete advice. Is it 2007, 2010, or 2013? –  Robert Kaucher Sep 23 '13 at 16:26
Sorry, forgot to mention that. It's SharePoint Online (Office 365 deployment). –  Ben Short Sep 23 '13 at 22:27

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You need to know how to use the Sharepoint client object model. Firstly, you have to get the SP Content -> SP List -> SP ListItems. Here is the complete basic operations using Javascript library code in SP. I think that will really helpful for you: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj163201.aspx

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