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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Lightbox Creating and Appending Detached DOM elements

Brandon Jacobi
Brandon Jacobi
4,702 Points

JQuery: Having trouble figuring out what to do?

I don't know what is supposed to be done here. Can anyone help out and help me figure it out?

//Create the Modal
var $modal = $("<div id='modal'></div>");

//Create a placeholder for text in the modal
var $placeHolder = $("<p id='placeHolder'></p>");

//Create a button to dismiss modal and add it to modal
var $dismissButton = $("<button>Dismiss</button>");

//Hide modal when button is pressed


//A function to show a modal
function displayModal(message) {

//Show an example modal
displayModal("Hello World!");
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" title="no title" charset="utf-8">
    <title>Modal Example</title>
    <h1>Modal Example Page</h1>

    <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.0.min.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
    <script src="js/app.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>

2 Answers

Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
33,990 Points

Hi Brandon, here we are asked to append the $dismissButton to the $modal, we can do this by using the append() method which we can see an example of in this code challenge on line 6:


with this knowledge you can apply it to appending the $dismissButton to the $modal

Hint: we append the $dismissButton in this section of code:

//Create a button to dismiss modal and add it to modal
var $dismissButton = $("<button>Dismiss</button>");

Hope that helps!!

Thelma Boamah
Thelma Boamah
15,726 Points

You're missing the https: in your src attribute for the jQuery CDN script. Also, you're not appending dismissButton to the modal.