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HTML

              
                <h1>Character Count</h1>

<label for="text">Enter your text below.</label>
<textarea id="text"></textarea>

<p>You've written <b><span id="character-count">0</span> characters</b>.</p>
              
            
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CSS

              
                * {
  box-sizing: border-box;
}

body {
  width: 88%;
  max-width: 30rem;
  margin: 1rem auto;
  line-height: 1.5;
  font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, 'Apple Color Emoji', 'Segoe UI Emoji', 'Segoe UI Symbol';
  background-color: #fdfdfd;
}

label, textarea {
  display: block;
}

label {
  margin-bottom: .25rem;
}

textarea {
  width: 100%;
  min-height: 8.75rem;
  padding: .5rem;
  border: .125rem solid #999;
  border-radius: .25rem;
  font: inherit;
  background-color: #fff;
}
              
            
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JS

              
                //
// Variables
//

// Get the #text element
const textArea = document.querySelector('#text');

// Get the #character-count element
const characterCount = document.querySelector('#character-count');


//
// Functions
//

/**
 * Get the number of characters inside a form field
 * @param {HTMLInputElement|HTMLTextAreaElement} field The form field
 * @returns {Number} The character count
 */
function getCharacterCount (field) {
  return field.value.length;
}

/**
 * Handle input events
 */
function handleInput () {
  characterCount.textContent = getCharacterCount(this);
}


//
// Inits & Event Listeners
//

// Handle input events
textArea.addEventListener('input', handleInput);
              
            
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