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JavaScript jQuery Basics Understanding jQuery Events and DOM Traversal Adding New Elements to the DOM

Haven't yet been taught how to create new elements using JQuery so not sure how to go about this....

I'm being asked to create a new li element using JQuery and I'm not sure how to do so as we haven't yet been taught. I know how to do it using plain JavaScript but not JQuery

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <title>Document</title>
</head>
<body>
    <h2>Student List</h2>

    <ul class="student-list">
        <li>James McAvoy</li>
        <li>Alena Holligan</li>
        <li>Wade Christensen</li>
        <li>Matt Krzyzynski</li>
    </ul>

    <script
    src="jquery-3.2.1.min.js"></script>
    <script src="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>
app.js
const newStudent = 

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,889 Points

Creating new elements was covered in the last video, Adding New Elements to the DOM. The example shown in the video added a button, but the same principle can be used to add any type of element.

Oh I accidentally skipped that part

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,889 Points

Well, that would explain it! :wink: Happy coding!