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Autogrow Textarea Plugin 3.0 is here !

It’s been one and a half year since the the release of Autogrow Textarea Plugin Version 2.0. In that time, I received numerous feedback and I had the chance to exchange with the majority of developers using my plugin.

So it’s only natural for me to come with a newer version. This time, I had only one goal in mind. Make the textarea grow perfectly whatever the font used. Users of the previous versions will surely remember the strange behavior of the textarea when using proportional fonts. All this has been catered for in the new version.

But don’t take my word for it! Here, have a go yourself :

As usual, I’ve kept the integration to the bare minimum :

  $(document).ready(function() {

And here’s the full list of features :

  • The plugin uses a newer more reliable algorithm to resize the textarea as you type.
  • You can now use both proportional (like Arial) or monospaced (like Courrier) fonts.
  • You can now set the width of your textarea via CSS. The plugin no longer resizes the textareas on page load.
  • You can set the height of your textarea by simply using the rows attribute. The first resize is more fluid that way.

Getting the plugin is easy. It’s distributed on a Pay What You Want basis. Meaning, you can buy it at whatever price you want just by clicking on the button below :

Of course, the code is also available on Github. Be aware, however, that support will only be provided to paid users:

So go ahead and have fun with it. And don’t forget to send your feedback and pull-requests !

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