Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

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

Challenge Task 1

I've tried every combination of things and been on MDN and just cannot get this to work. Can you please help?

I've tried every derivation. I've even looked up running it on specific variables.

Can you please show me what the code should look like so I can see where I've gone wrong/

let navContainer = document.querySelector('nav');
let navigationLinks = navContainer.querySelectorAll("li");
let galleryLinks;
let footerImages;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <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">
      <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="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>
  <script src="js/app.js"></script>

3 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there, Nicholas Dunn ! Looks like you're doing terrific! My guess here is that there is a misunderstanding of the instructions. You are meant to get the links. Now, it could also be that it's just easy to look at "li" and immediately think "link". But an <li> is for a list item. The link is our anchor tag or <a>.

So keeping all the rest of your code the same, if I change out "li" for "a" your code passes the first step with flying colors! :sparkles:

Mark Wilkowske
Mark Wilkowske
Courses Plus Student 18,131 Points

Hi Nicholas, this challenge tests understanding of the method that can grab multiple elements, a collection of elments, which is none other than .querySelectorAll(). For Task 1 this is the descendant selector: 'nav a' or links that are within <nav>. Tasks 2 and 3 test how you select links and elements in other contexts. Hope this helps out and have a great day!

Thanks everyone!