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

Binyamin Grobman
Binyamin Grobman
8,590 Points

I can't figure out the solution?(help)

<!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>© 2016 Nick Pettit.</p> </footer> </div> <script src="js/app.js"></script> </body> </html>

I cant figue out how to target the first 3 <li> without adding a class(witch it won't allow me to do.

js/app.js
let navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll('li');
let galleryLinks;
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>
adam n
adam n
53,749 Points

The goal is to select the links within the list elements, not the list elements themselves.

Let me know if this helps here

1 Answer

Sean T. Unwin
MOD
Sean T. Unwin
Treehouse Moderator 28,238 Points

We want to select all the a elements within the nav.

We write this the same way we would in CSS which is 'nav a'. Use this string for the parameter for querySelectorAll().

adam n
adam n
53,749 Points

That's not quite right.

adam n
adam n
53,749 Points

Your answer originally had 'nav li'.

Sean T. Unwin
Sean T. Unwin
Treehouse Moderator 28,238 Points

You're right. I was conflating an answer I gave for a different question dealing with lists just before this one.

Sorry for the confusion.