When it comes to really long titles the usual approach is to hard truncate the title at a set length with an ellipsis at the end. Harking back to the glorious year of 1995 when the marquee tag was used by every man, woman, child and creepy computer obsessed uncle in their basement Hipster Titles offers a better solution to truncation.
If a title is too long, it will be hidden but when you hover over the top of it, the headline will start to scroll revealing more of the title. You might have noticed the music player on a iPhone or iPod does this for really long song titles except you don’t have to hover, they just start scrolling.
Go on, check out the demo & repo here.
When I get the time, there are a couple of issues to resolve. The one major issue is that titles that are only just too long scroll very slowly, a more intelligent speed value based on the length of the inner element is what will be coming in a future version. For now, you can just tweak to your liking.