Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

HTML HTML Forms Choosing Options Create a Select Menu

Adam Franklin
Adam Franklin
3,508 Points

My code is; <button type="submit">place order</button> Why is this not working? What am I misisng?

I'm just stuck on a little question and it's frustrating because I know I'm missing something very small.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>HTML Forms</title>

    <form action="index.html" method="post">
      <h1>Shirt Order Form</h1>
      <label for="color"> Shirt Color </label>
      <select id="color" name="shirt_color">

        <option value="red"> Red </option>
        <option value="yellow"> Yellow </option>
        <option value="purple"> Purple </option>
        <option value="blue"> Blue </option>
        <option value="green"> Green </option>
        <option value="orange"> Orange </option>

      <button type="submit"> Place order </button>


1 Answer

Hi Adam

You need to add end tag < /select > after listings, and make button submit outside of the select, example below.

     <select id="color"name="shirt_color">
         <option value="red">Red</option>  
         <option value="yellow">Yellow</option> 
         <option value="purple">Purple</option> 
         <option value="blue">Blue</option> 
         <option value="green">Green</option> 
         <option value="orange">Orange</option> 

     <button type="submit">Place Order</button>



Glad to see that Salman's answer has helped you out. If you're happy with the answer we encourage you to select the "Best Answer" option below Salman's post, this rewards Salman with some points and lets other forum members know an approved answer is available to the question.