In this blog post, we will explore how to create a “Read More/Read Less” button using only CSS. This button allows users to toggle between displaying a truncated text and the full text content. We will walk through the HTML and CSS code that powers this button, and discuss the things you will learn by implementing it. Additionally, we will provide a video tutorial to guide you through the process, and explain the project folder structure. Let’s get started!
Things You Will Learn
By implementing the “Read More/Read Less” button using CSS, you will learn the following:
- Utilizing CSS selectors and pseudo-classes to target specific elements.
- Using the
:beforepseudo-element to add content before an element.
- Leveraging the
appearanceproperty to customize the look of form elements.
- Employing CSS sibling selectors to style elements based on their relationship in the document structure.
- Creating interactive buttons and transitions using CSS.
To guide you through the process of creating the “Read More/Read Less” button using CSS, we have prepared a video tutorial on our YouTube channel. You can watch the tutorial here. The tutorial provides step-by-step instructions, demonstrations, and explanations of the code implementation.
Project Folder Structure:
index.html: This file contains the HTML structure for our “Read More/Read Less” button.
style.css: It holds the CSS styling rules and declarations to create the button.