Read more function for newsletter RRS feed

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  • I am trying to create a newsletter where some one can click on a "read more" link and then once clicked, the rest of the article drops down for them to read.  Can anyone tell me how to go about doing this?  I have seen several examples of this on this website.  It was used in the FAQ section of the Expression Web 2.  The user would read the question and then click on it for the answer to drop down.

    Thanks so much.

    • Moved by Anna UllrichModerator Monday, August 24, 2009 5:57 PM question for Expression Web (From:Expression Studio)
    Monday, August 24, 2009 5:04 PM

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  • It's done with DHTML (JavaScript, CSS, and HTML) most commonly.
    I've got a page here:
    That is similar to what you're asking about.  I got the script library from here:
    http://simplejs.bleebot.com/ (just noticed some new functions since I last checked it too).

    I'm not sure exactly how it'd work in a newsletter, since you'd have to rely on email clients as well as web browsers to run that JavaScript, but I would think that you'd first have to move the JavaScript to the code of the newsletter itself rather than referencing it as a separate file and work it from there.

    Chris Leeds
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    Monday, August 24, 2009 6:15 PM
  • Chris,

    Thanks so much for the reply.  I know what you mean about using a script like this in a newsletter.  It might not work in that, but I will still love to use it in our website.

    Monday, August 24, 2009 6:43 PM
  • You use JavaScript, google accordian panels for different ways to implement it.

    Edit: oops I didn't realize when I first read it you mean in an email. Sorry but that isn't going to happen since most email clients prevent javascript from running and then there are folks like me who read plain text only (as do many of our corporate client since all html and script would be stripped before it was allowed through its firewall.)

    MS MVP Expression Tutorials & Help http://by-expression.com and online instructor led Expression Classes
    Monday, August 24, 2009 6:47 PM
  • Cheryl,

    Thanks for the reply anyway.  I was pretty sure it wasn't going to work in a newsletter.  However, I will still love to use this feature in our website.

    Monday, August 24, 2009 7:02 PM