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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Lightbox Perform: Part 2

akash devgan
akash devgan
2,312 Points

Jquey show()

Why do i need to use show in $overlay.show(); if $("body").append($overlay); append() is already inserting that div for me ??

1 Answer

John Coolidge
John Coolidge
12,614 Points

In the CSS file, the overlay has it's display property set to none. Essentially, it's invisible and the .show() method overwrites the 'display: none' property.