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Overflow:hidden - Bad To Have Non-Visible Content?

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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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