Can anyone recommend how best to how to dynamically constrain amount of
Text/Content in a DIV area that can vary in size??
That is, say you have:
(a) a content (DIV) area on your view that can expand/contract depending
upon browser size ( i.e. when someone is re-sizing the browser window) and
(b) dynamic text/content that is to be displayed, based upon user input -
e.g. image a defined area/size for several user comments for example. Users
can create their own comments, but you only want them to be able to take up
a given amount of screen resource, and then perhaps have a "...more" link at
the bottom if they go over.
How can I best setup this up? e.g.
(1) How to setup the layout/CSS so that if more text / content is present in
the DIV area that can be displayed that the DIV area doesn't expand due to
the extra content the user put forward, and/or
(2) Do I need to also complete this by programming what content comes out?
E.g. in Ruby on Rails say then the question would be how to calculate how
much text/content can fit in the current size of the DIV (noting browser
re-sizing) so that you get the chance to put the "...more" link at the
bottom? Hopefully this approach isn't required.
Any other suggestions welcome that address what I'm trying to do are
welcome, which is really offering a area for display of user feedback where
each piece of feedback has a maximum area it can take on the main screen
only, and also that browser re-sizing is possible.
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