HTML, CSS and JS badge UI-component for scalable projects

npm install t-aria-badge@1.1.5




HTML, CSS and JS badge UI-component for scalable projects. Go to demo page or check on npm.

  • Developed following BEM methodology
  • User-friendly and accessible
  • Less than 2KB JS (minified)
  • JS plugin runs in strict mode
  • Compatible with UMD



Developed and tested with jQuery 3.2.1

Settings / Options

Name Default Type Description
updatedClass badge_updated string The class added to the badge when a value update occurs.
updatedClassRemoveAfter 3000 int > 0 Remove the updatedClass after the time passed.
hiddenClass badge_hidden string The class added to the badge when hideWhenZero is set to true and the badge's value is 0, null, undefined or false.
aLabel You have {X} notifications string The accessible label for the badge ({X} will be replaced with the value passed with initialValue or to the method update).
useTitle true bool Use the accessible label also as title attribute.
initialValue 0 string or int Initial value of the badge.
hideWhenZero false bool When true the badge will be hidden by adding the hiddenClass and setting aria-hidden="true" when the badge's value is 0, null, undefined or false.


Download the package from GitHub and get the compiled files from the dist folder.

The plugin is also available on npm:

npm install t-aria-badge


  1. Include the JS script badge.js - or the minified production script badge.min.js- in the head or the body of your HTML file.
  2. Include the CSS file badge.css in the head of your HTML file or include the SCSS files in your project.
  3. Initialise the widget within an inline script tag, or in an external JS file.


Use following HTML markup to implement a badge:

<span class="badge"></span>

IMPORTANT: If a region of the page is responsible for the update of the badge, it is necessary to expose the relation between the badge and the page region with the aria-controls attribute for accessibility.

JS: Initialise

Initialise the plugin as follows:

  option1: value1,
  option2: value2


The plugin supports following methods: update.


To update a badge call badge and pass 'update' as first parameter and the new value as second parameter:

$('#my-badge').badge('update', 10);

Custom events

This plugin triggers following events:

  • badge.initialised after the badge is initialised.
  • badge.updated when the badge is updated.

The custom events are triggered on window and return the badge data object as argument.

//add event listener  
$(window).on('badge.initialised', function(event, badge){
  //perform an action


This project is licensed under the terms of the MIT license.

See for detailed informations.