cssConsole is a jquery plugin that allows you to transform DOM element into console/terminal like input.

Browser Support

cssConsole has been tested and should work in

  • Internet Explorer 6+
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Opera


You can find some examples here.


Include cssConsole and its stylesheet on your page before the </body> tag

<link href="cssConsole.min.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">
<script src="/path/to/cssConsole.min.js"></script>

Then just add it to one of DOMs elements



Settable Options

Option Description Data Type Default
type Type of the input box (supports: ‘text’, ‘password’) string ‘text’
inputId If provided, sets the id for the input element string null
inputName If provided, sets the name for the input element string null
inputValue If provided, sets the value for the input element string null
blinkingInterval Sets blinking interval (in milliseconds) for the caret integer 500
preventEnter If true, prevents default action on pressing Enter key boolean true
charLimit Sets limit of characters in the input (0 = no limit) integer 0
onEnter Sets function to be executed on pressing Enter key function function (){ }


Method Description
reset Resets value of the input field
destroy Removes plugin functionality


cssConsole plugin is released under MIT license.


cssConsole plugin was created by MichaƂ Kowalkowski. You can contact me at [email protected]


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