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text-balancer

Text-balancer is a javascript module that seeks to eliminate typographic widows from text. It does this by setting the max-width of the dom node to the threshold that it would spill onto another line.

Setup instructions

Install it into your project via npm

npm install text-balancer --save

https://www.npmjs.com/package/text-balancer

We use bramstein's Font Face Observer to check when our fonts have loaded: https://github.com/bramstein/fontfaceobserver

We run our text-balancer once our fonts load.

How to run it

import textBalancer from 'text-balancer';

// Run it when you want to with any set of selectors
textBalancer.balanceText('.headline, .interactive-leadin, #horse-god');

// OR: Just run it and it will look for anything with the balance-text class
textBalancer.balanceText();

If you're not running node/npm

Include text-balancer.standalone.js wherever you load your js files
and then:
PUT THIS SCRIPT AFTER YOUR MARKUP IDEALLY UNDER THE BODY TAG
OR JUST WRAP IT IN SOME SORT OF AN ONLOAD EVENT :)
<script>
// Run it when you want to with any set of selectors
textBalancer.initialize('.headline, .interactive-leadin, #horse-god');

// OR: Just run it and it will look for anything with the balance-text class
textBalancer.balanceText();
</script>

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