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Jeremy Coleman
Jeremy Coleman
5,449 Points

Having trouble with event.preventDefault(); not working. [Fixed]

I have been trying to get this to work for sometime still struggling with it. I posted this on my public website. Will remove after I get it resolved of course.

Basically what I am supposed to do is stop the links from transferring me to the image as I am building a lightbox. But the event.preventDefault(); is not working for some reason.

Here is the code I currently have, also live on the website which I'll post the link at the bottom.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" title="no title" charset="utf-8">
    <title>Image Gallery</title>
    <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.3.min.js"></script>
    <h1>Image Gallery</h1>
    <ul class="imageGallery">
        <li><a href="images/refferal_machine.png"><img src="images/refferal_machine.png" width="100" alt="Refferal Machine By Matthew Spiel"></a></li>

        <li><a href="images/space-juice.png"><img src="images/space-juice.png" width="100" alt="Space Juice by Mat Helme"></a></li>

        <li><a href="images/education.png"><img src="images/education.png" width="100" alt="Education by Chris Michel"></a></li>

        <li><a href="images/copy_mcrepeatsalot.png"><img src="images/copy_mcrepeatsalot.png" width="100" alt="Wanted: Copy McRepeatsalot by 
        Chris Michel"></a></li>

        <li><a href="images/sebastian.png"><img src="images/sebastian.png" width="100" alt="Sebastian by Mat Helme"></a></li>

        <li><a href="images/skill-polish.png"><img src="images/skill-polish.png" width="100" alt="Skill Polish by Chris Michel"></a></li>

        <li><a href="images/chuck.png"><img src="images/chuck.png" width="100" alt="Chuck by Mat Helme"></a></li>

        <li><a href="images/library.png"><img src="images/library.png" width="100" alt="Library by Tyson Rosage"></a></li>

        <li><a href="images/boat.png"><img src="images/boat.png" width="100" alt="Boat by Griffin Moore"></a></li>

        <li><a href="images/illustrator_foundations.png"><img src="images/illustrator_foundations.png" width="100" alt="Illustrator 
        Foundations by Matthew Spiel"></a></li>

        <li><a href="images/treehouse_shop.jpg"><img src="images/treehouse_shop.jpg" width="100" alt="Treehouse Shop by Eric Smith"></a></li>
    <script src="js/app.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>

    $( ".imageGallery a" ).click(function( event ) {

2 Answers

Jeremy Coleman
Jeremy Coleman
5,449 Points

Yeah pretty sad it took me 4 or 5 hours to figure that out lol

A Laypanov
A Laypanov
27,579 Points

Try to check the console, because it shows an error with extra brackets on line 13