Thanks for the plugin, its been the only one so far that I've been able to get a category specific news ticker with.
I've removed the output of the image and the excerpt, since all I need is the title with a link to it's article. The problem is, in IE7, I'm getting a dark grey background behind the widget area, that changes color when the slider fades each item in and out.
When it first loads the page in IE7, it is transparent as it should be. Then it finishes loading the page and inserts this color.
In Firefox and Chrome, the background of the box is successfully transparent.
Additionally in IE7, when it first loads the page, I can see an extra line below the title that consist of the title for the second item in the slideshow. Once the page finishes loading it is hidden as it should be, but this jitter is problematic.
I know I've hacked apart some of the display of your plugin, but any insight to getting the jquery cycle to play nicely with IE would be greatly appreciated.