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...

let navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll("nav li a");
let galleryLinksallery;
let footerImages;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Nick Pettit | Designer</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
    <link href='|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">
      <a href="index.html" id="logo">
        <h1>Nick Pettit</h1>
          <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>
    <div id="wrapper">
        <ul id="gallery">
            <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Experimentation with color and texture.</p>
            <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Playing with blending modes in Photoshop.</p>
        <a href=""><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
        <a href=""><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
        <p>&copy; 2016 Nick Pettit.</p>
  <script src="js/app.js"></script>

2 Answers

Rodrigo Novaes
Rodrigo Novaes
9,628 Points


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
173,890 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
173,890 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.

3,193 Points

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

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

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
173,890 Points

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