Character Count In Pure JavaScript

In this example below you will see how to do a Character Count In Pure JavaScript with some HTML / CSS and Javascript

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  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" >

  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <title>Character Count  In Pure JavaScript</title>
      <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css">



  <div class="counter-box">
	<textarea onkeyup="myFunction(this.value)" placeholder="Write here..." spellcheck="true"></textarea>
	<p>Characters : <span id="counter">0</span></p>

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    <script  src="js/index.js"></script>



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	width: 100%;
	max-width: 600px;
	min-height: 100px;
	height: 90vh;
	max-height: 300px;
	display: block;
	border: 2px solid #00afb1;
	margin: 50px auto;
	position: relative;
	border-radius: 4px;
	font-family: "Arial";
	color: #fff;
.counter-box textarea{
	border: none;
	width: 100%;
	height: 100%;
	position: absolute;
	padding: 15px;
	box-sizing: border-box;
	font-family: "Arial";
	color: #555555;
	font-size: 16px;
	transition: 500ms;
  resize: none;
.counter-box textarea:focus{
	box-shadow: inset 0px 0px 15px #00afb1;
.counter-box p{
	position: absolute;
	width: 180px;
	height: 35px;
	top: -35px;
	background: #00afb1;
	text-align: right;
	margin: 0px;
	right: 15px;
	font-size: 17px;
	line-height: 35px;
	border-radius: 4px 4px 0px 0px;
	padding-right: 5px;
.counter-box p span{
	display: inline-block;
	vertical-align: middle;
	min-width: 50px;
	text-align: left;
	font-weight: bold;
	font-size: 20px;

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function myFunction(val) {
  document.getElementById("counter").innerHTML = val.length;