Bootstrap Message box with counter


	<div class="container">
    <div class="row">
		<div class="col-sm-4 col-md-4">
            <div class="panel panel-default">
                <div class="panel-body">                
                    <form accept-charset="UTF-8" action="" method="POST">
                        <textarea class="form-control counted" name="message" placeholder="Type in your message" rows="5" style="margin-bottom:10px;"></textarea>
                        <h6 class="pull-right" id="counter">320 characters remaining</h6>
                        <button class="btn btn-info" type="submit">Post New Message</button>
                    </form>
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
	</div>
</div>
	<script type="text/javascript"></script>

    body{padding-top:20px;}
    

	/**
 *
 * jquery.charcounter.js version 1.2
 * requires jQuery version 1.2 or higher
 * Copyright (c) 2007 Tom Deater (http://www.tomdeater.com)
 * Licensed under the MIT License:
 * http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
 * 
 */
 
(function($) {
    /**
	 * attaches a character counter to each textarea element in the jQuery object
	 * usage: $("#myTextArea").charCounter(max, settings);
	 */
	
	$.fn.charCounter = function (max, settings) {
		max = max || 100;
		settings = $.extend({
			container: "<span></span>",
			classname: "charcounter",
			format: "(%1 characters remaining)",
			pulse: true,
			delay: 0
		}, settings);
		var p, timeout;
		
		function count(el, container) {
			el = $(el);
			if (el.val().length > max) {
			    el.val(el.val().substring(0, max));
			    if (settings.pulse && !p) {
			    	pulse(container, true);
			    };
			};
			if (settings.delay > 0) {
				if (timeout) {
					window.clearTimeout(timeout);
				}
				timeout = window.setTimeout(function () {
					container.html(settings.format.replace(/%1/, (max - el.val().length)));
				}, settings.delay);
			} else {
				container.html(settings.format.replace(/%1/, (max - el.val().length)));
			}
		};
		
		function pulse(el, again) {
			if (p) {
				window.clearTimeout(p);
				p = null;
			};
			el.animate({ opacity: 0.1 }, 100, function () {
				$(this).animate({ opacity: 1.0 }, 100);
			});
			if (again) {
				p = window.setTimeout(function () { pulse(el) }, 200);
			};
		};
		
		return this.each(function () {
			var container;
			if (!settings.container.match(/^<.+>$/)) {
				// use existing element to hold counter message
				container = $(settings.container);
			} else {
				// append element to hold counter message (clean up old element first)
				$(this).next("." + settings.classname).remove();
				container = $(settings.container)
								.insertAfter(this)
								.addClass(settings.classname);
			}
			$(this)
				.unbind(".charCounter")
				.bind("keydown.charCounter", function () { count(this, container); })
				.bind("keypress.charCounter", function () { count(this, container); })
				.bind("keyup.charCounter", function () { count(this, container); })
				.bind("focus.charCounter", function () { count(this, container); })
				.bind("mouseover.charCounter", function () { count(this, container); })
				.bind("mouseout.charCounter", function () { count(this, container); })
				.bind("paste.charCounter", function () { 
					var me = this;
					setTimeout(function () { count(me, container); }, 10);
				});
			if (this.addEventListener) {
				this.addEventListener('input', function () { count(this, container); }, false);
			};
			count(this, container);
		});
	};

})(jQuery);

$(function() {
    $(".counted").charCounter(320,{container: "#counter"});
});