Succinct


A *tiny jQuery plugin for truncating multiple lines of text.


How does it work?


Succinct shortens your text to a specified size, and then adds an ellipsis to the end.

Demo


I notice that you use plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences. That is the way to write English - it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; don't let fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in. When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them - then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together. They give strength when they are wide apart. An adjective habit, or a wordy, diffuse, flowery habit, once fastened upon a person, is as hard to get. ~Mark Twain

Usage


Specify the elements that you would like to truncate as a selector, and then set the size parameter to the amount you would like to see.

For example, if you would like to truncate all elements with a specific class, ie. <p class="truncate"> to 120 characters...

<script>
    $(function(){
        $('.truncate').succinct({
            size: 120
        });
    });
</script>

By default, the plugin truncates text to 240 characters.

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