Multiline truncated text with “show more” button

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Now that we’ve got cross-browser support for the line-clamp property, I expect we’ll see a lot more of that around the web. And as we start to see it more in use, it’s worth the reminder that: Truncation is not a content strategy.

We should at least offer a way to read that that truncated content, right? Paul Bakaus uses the checkbox hack and some other trickery to add a functional button that does exactly that.

See the Pen
truncated text w/ more button (CSS only, with optional JS helper)
by Paul Bakaus (@pbakaus)
on CodePen.

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