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HTML-CSS: Trim multiline text

HTML-CSS : Exercise-44 with Solution

Using HTML, CSS limit multiline text to a given number of lines.

  • Use -webkit-line-clamp to set the maximum number of lines to be displayed.
  • Set display to -webkit-box and -webkit-box-orient to vertical, as they are required for -webkit-line-clamp to be applied.
  • Apply overflow: hidden to hide any overflow after the text is trimmed.

HTML Code:

<!--License: https://bit.ly/3GjrtVF-->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
  <title>Using HTML, CSS limit multiline text to a given number of lines</title>
</head>
<body>
<p class="excerpt">
   The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
</p>
</body>
</html>

CSS Code:

.excerpt {
  display: -webkit-box;
  -webkit-line-clamp: 3;
  -webkit-box-orient: vertical;
  overflow: hidden;
}

HTML-CSS Editor:

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HTML-CSS: Tips of the Day

A min-height for table, tr or td:

It's not a nice solution but try it like this:

<table>
    <tr>
        <td>
            <div>Lorem</div>
        </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td>
            <div>Ipsum</div>
        </td>
    </tr>
</table>

and set the divs to the min-height:

div {
    min-height: 300px;
} 

Ref: https://bit.ly/3Ovu56J