Solves the problem of applying ellipsis (…) on a multi-line block of text at the point it overflows its container. Ellipsis will work in conjuction with CSS column-count if you wish.
Results are best in webkit browsers due to the availability of webkit-line-clamp. For non-webkit browsers FTEllipsis falls back to clamping text and positioning an element over the end of the overflowing line, allowing the developer to style this however they wish.
$ npm install ftellipsis
$ bower install ftellipsis
var element = document.getElementById('my-element'); var ellipsis = new Ellipsis(element); ellipsis.calc(); ellipsis.set();
- The element must have a fixed height so that content overflows.
- The element must have child elements (eg.
Unsetting an ellipsis instance removes any styling.
Destroying an ellipsis instance resets the instance back to it's original state, unsetting internal variables and state.
$ npm install $ npm test
Initialize a new Ellipsis instance with the given element.
containerA parent container element
reRenderForces a redraw after ellipsis applied
Measures the element and finds the overflowing child.
Clamps the overflowing child using the information acquired from #calc().
Unclamps the overflowing child.
Clears any references
Credits and collaboration
The lead developer of FTEllipsis is Wilson Page at FT Labs. All open source code released by FT Labs is licenced under the MIT licence. We welcome comments, feedback and suggestions. Please feel free to raise an issue or pull request. Enjoy...