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    Text truncating with hyperlink

    I couldnt find what I was looking for in a search and am kinda pressed for time so Im hoping this question isnt a stupid one to ask here ...

    I am working on a portfolio. It has a image above a short, 4 line, description. However I'd like to be able to add more description and have it truncate to 4 lines. Instead of a link to expand the div though, i'd rather just have a hyperlink to the project page instead. Is this something that can be done automatically or do I need to just limit the div myself and add the hyperlink there ?

    Basicly i'd like ...

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    |
    Project Screenshot |
    |
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    Project Name
    short description of the project goes here and
    truncates after 3 lines.

    [ view complete description ] <-- This just links to the project page instead of expanding the div to fit all the text. (which is what i mainly find online)

    Thanks in advance

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    Server-side scripting could do this but limiting it to 4 lines on the page would be difficult. You could limit it to a specific number of words or characters very easily though. Were you looking specifically for a javascript solution for this or is server-side something that you're interested in?
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