On my static frontpage, I would like to fetch the two latest posts as shown in this link.
Now the posts should always be displayed like this (i.e. constant height, limited number of characters), no matter what! If the post uses the more-tag or not - it should always look like in the picture.
How can that be achieved?
I tried both content and excerpt but somehow there always are cases in which the layout gets messed up. Is there a 'standard' way of doing this?
(I'm just asking about getting the actual content, i.e. the "text text text" bit - I have done all the rest)