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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Getting a Handle on the DOM Practice Selecting Elements

Nebojsa Stevanovic
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Nebojsa Stevanovic
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 9,620 Points

can somebody help me with this

let navigationLinks; let galleryLinks; let footerImages;

navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll('.selected');

js/app.js
let navigationLinks;
let galleryLinks;
let footerImages;

navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll('.selected');
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Nick Pettit | Designer</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
    <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One|Open+Sans:400italic,700italic,400,700,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/responsive.css">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  </head>
  <body>
    <header>
      <a href="index.html" id="logo">
        <h1>Nick Pettit</h1>
        <h2>Designer</h2>
      </a>
      <nav>
        <ul>
          <li><a href="index.html" class="selected">Portfolio</a></li>
          <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li>
          <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>
        </ul>
      </nav>
    </header>
    <div id="wrapper">
      <section>
        <ul id="gallery">
          <li>
            <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Experimentation with color and texture.</p>
            </a>
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Playing with blending modes in Photoshop.</p>
            </a>
          </li>
        </ul>
      </section>
      <footer>
        <a href="http://twitter.com/nickrp"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
        <a href="http://facebook.com/nickpettit"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
        <p>&copy; 2016 Nick Pettit.</p>
      </footer>
    </div>
  <script src="js/app.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Nebojsa Stevanovic
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Nebojsa Stevanovic
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 9,620 Points

i've triend this :

navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll('nav'); and this

navigationLinks = document.getElementById('nav ul');

it wont work

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,070 Points

Nebojsa Stevanovic — Normally, the "best answer" selection is made on the answer that helped most to resolve the issue! :see_no_evil: :wink:

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,070 Points

The class "selected" only exists on one of the links, but the challenge wants you to select "all links inside the <nav> element".

Using the same function, you could meet the challenge by creating a descendant selector that combines the two tag names mentioned.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,070 Points

You were getting close with that first one. But it was selecting the "nav" itself and you want to select the "links inside the <nav> ...". You can do that with a descendant selector.

Your second example has a descendant selector, but it was passed to the wrong method. Plus links are implemented with anchor ("a") elements (not "ul").