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CSS jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Lightbox Perform: Part 4

Lightbox won't click away.

At the end of the course I got everything to look and act right. But when I click on an image, the lightbox pops up and no amount of clicking will make it go away. I don't understand what I've done to keep it from going away. Any Help?

var $overlay = $('<div id="overlay"></div>'); var $image = $("<img>"); var $caption = $("<p></p>");




$("#imageGallery a").click(function(event) { event.preventDefault(); var imageLocation = $(this).attr("href");

$image.attr("src", imageLocation);


var captionText = $(this).children("img").attr("alt"); $caption.text(captionText);


$overlay.click(function() { $overlay.hide


Post your code...it will be easier to see where you've gone wrong.

1 Answer

Hello Erik!

I think the problem is due to the missing () after .hide in your last function.

Instead of

$overlay.click(function() { $overlay.hide;})

you should write

$overlay.click(function() { $overlay.hide();})

Thank You!