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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops The Refactor Challenge, Part 2

Can't get my colours to appear!

var html = ''; var red; var green; var blue; var rgbColor;

function randomColour () { return Math.floor(Math.random() * 256 ); }

for ( var a = 1; a <= 10; a += 1 ) { randomColour(); rgbColor = randomColour(); html += '<div style="background-color:' + rgbColor + '"></div>'; }


1 Answer

Brendan Whiting
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Brendan Whiting
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Here's an example of one of the html elements that's being added to the document from your code when I run it:

<div style='background-color:79'></div>

The problem is that "79" isn't a color. What you need is to use that number within the rgb function. The ultimate output we want is something like this:

<div style='background-color: rgb(2,148,125)'></div>

Your randomColour function is just returning a number. See if you can make it return a string that looks like rgb(2,148,125) with 3 random numbers in it.

P.S. The way I figured out what HTML your code was actually producing was using the Chrome Developer Tools. Let me know if you need more help.