JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Getting a Handle on the DOM Practice Selecting Elements

challenge 2 of 3 selecting elements

Challenge Task 2 of 3 Next, select all links inside the unordered list with the ID gallery and assign them to the variable galleryLinks.

Bummer: Make sure that you're selecting 2 links. It looks like you've selected 0 links. js/app.js index.html galleryLinks let navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll("nav li a"); let galleryLinks = document.getElementsByTagName("gallery [galleryLinks]"); let footerImages; Help me! am lost...

js/app.js
let navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll("nav li a");
let galleryLinksallery;
let footerImages;
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>

3 Answers

Rodrigo Novaes
Rodrigo Novaes
9,629 Points

Hey,

Here is my solution:

let navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll('nav a');
let galleryLinks = document.querySelectorAll('ul#gallery a') ;
let footerImages = document.querySelectorAll('footer img');
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
194,902 Points

:warning: Treehouse strongly discourages postings of explicit solutions without explanations, and they are subject to redaction by staff or moderators.

thank you so much was stuck for long time

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
194,902 Points

Rodrigo, you wrote "sometimes all wee need is to see someone else's code to understand the problem." Perhaps, but it could still be accompanied by an explanation. This is a Treehouse policy, not mine (but I think it's a good one).

Also, this solution works but is overly specific. Since ID's are always unique, it's never necessary to use both the ID and the tag name to select an element.

Robert O'Toole
Robert O'Toole
6,329 Points

saying query selectors accept elements, ids, and classes, but not giving a single example of it being done like this in the videos and then expecting us to figure that out is ridiculous imo

ASGEDOM HAILEMARIA
ASGEDOM HAILEMARIA
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 4,620 Points

let galleryLinks = document.querySelectorAll('ul#gallery a') ;

Hello, can any one explain to me how this code works. Thanks

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
194,902 Points

Note that's the one I pointed out as overly specific. It's not a good example of a solution.