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Tumblr css help?

Asked by dropdeadgorjess (8points) April 13th, 2010

i’m trying to make this tumblr theme really neat because i want it to be easy to read, etc. i would like to know the code on how i could shorten a text post, then make a link to the permalink so the viewer can read all of it. i know how to make the permalink but how can i shorten up a text post?

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kyanblue's avatar

My instinct is that CSS will not be able to help you with this…probably some scripting and HTML is in order. CSS will only change the look and feel of a page, not the function (having a short blurb that can link to the full post is a function kind of thing).

I’m not particularly familiar with Tumblr theming, so I can’t give any specific help. Do you know of any themes that have this functionality, and can you look at the code to figure out how it’s done?

jrpowell's avatar

Your best bet here is javascript. And that is a bit of a wreck too. You can do this in CSS but it will break in in Firefox and Safari so that is pretty much worthless.

If I could see the theme I might be able to whip something up. But without knowing what I am working with it is simply a waste of my time.

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