Count Characters in Textarea

Published on: January 28, 2017

Welcome to the 32nd Easy JavaScript tutorial, part of Let's practice by counting the number of characters a user is typing in our HTML textarea, as they are typing!

You've probably seen this kind of setup in many websites. What you didn't know is that, it only takes about 7 lines of JavaScript to get this done! It's that easy!

We're going to use a few things that we've already used in the past, be sure to check out the rest of my tutorials! 

To fork the fiddle and follow along:

Remember to checkout the Resources section below for associated downloadable content, JSFiddle links, and other resources. Watch the video and follow along!