characterCounter: Building a Feather-Weight jQuery Character Counting Plugin
Have you ever received a long unwanted or overflowing email through your contact form? If yes, then no wonder you have either deleted it permanently or ignored it. Isn’t it a good idea that we allow our users to enter only an exact number of characters to keep their message concise? Just like Twitter, we can show them the number of characters entered so far, maximum limit of characters and even color when the user is near to the permissible limit.
The whole purpose of building this plugin isn’t to restrict users, rather to allow them to convey their thoughts within a certain number of characters. I bet that genuine user will definitely convey their message easily within the minimum characters.