fit text inside div

how can i fit a large amount text a fixed size div.? i want when reach text maximum width of this div then break text with dotts...

i tried this, i dont see the result really what i want

.description { max-width:590px; max-height:100px; float:left; }

<img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/04MjJ.jpg" alt="result what i got now">

<img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/8oPc1.jpg" alt="enter image description here">

i want like this image


Give it a fixed width and use text-overflow CSS property width a value ellipsis


text-overflow: ellipsis;

Note: This will be effective only for a single line

If you want this should work on a multiple line, then you need to use jQuery



use text-overflow properties


and you should keep.

overflow:hidden; white-space:nowrap;

Here is a reference to use overflow content.



Here is a jquery plugin that handle multiple lines of text. One that seems to work is: http://pvdspek.github.com/jquery.autoellipsis/

An example: http://jsfiddle.net/VpmbL/


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