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#1 xelocity

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:09 PM

I have a grid system of 300x300 div "boxes" for articles. Would it be acceptable if i were to put a  400-800 character description (which is unique content but related to the article page that specific box links to) in a div that shows only 200 characters using overflow hidden to hide the excess content, and then a "Read More" button at the bottom of each box.

 

The idea is to show a preview of each article in the 200 character visible area, while still providing a ton of content on the main page of the website for search engines to pick up.

 

 

I hope this is ok.



#2 chrishirst

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:11 PM

 

I hope this is ok.

It isn't!



#3 Jill

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:17 PM

It would be fine if you weren't doing it for search engines. But, alas....



#4 xelocity

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:50 PM

Thanks chrishirst and jill! i will change the design so that it has no hidden content.






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