Jacob Paris
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Break text responsively

Every once in a while I find myself writing paragraphs of text that look fine on desktop, but on mobile are an indecipherable wall of text that would make Tolkien proud.

To get around this, I've started using <br /> elements between each sentence in my paragraphs and then using media queries to hide them on larger screen sizes.


Spicy jalapeno bacon ipsum dolor amet ball tip
meatball burgdoggen cupim buffalo elit beef
<br class="minor" />
Ball tip biltong shoulder, officia tenderloin
duis ut voluptate proident cupidatat bacon
reprehenderit capicola.
<br class="major" />
Sunt in in, non filet mignon flank chuck cow
eiusmod laboris officia alcatra aute.
<br class="minor" />
Officia commodo ut in, meatloaf veniam velit eu
<br class="major" />
Magna corned beef tail short loin enim, pastrami
picanha shank meatloaf in burgdoggen pancetta
frankfurter t-bone.
br {
line-height: 2rem;
@media screen and (min-width: 500px) {
&.minor {
display: none;
@media screen and (min-width: 800px) {
&.major {
line-height: 1rem;
@media screen and (min-width: 1000px) {
&.major {
display: none;

You can tweak the breakpoints to match your specific layout.

Demo here: https://codepen.io/anon/pen/dEyPep

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