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JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) AJAX and APIs Displaying the Photos

Anton Bozhinov
Anton Bozhinov
12,381 Points

Need help for Flickr API

I want to get a random photo with the flickr api with a tag of "landscape". The random photo link seems to be added programaticly in the html on inspect element in ChromeDevTools. But there is no photo. What am I doing wrong?

$(document).ready(function() {

              tags: "landscape",
              format: "json"

            //The callback function
            function(data) {

              //Get random photo from the api's items array
                var randomPhoto = data.items[Math.floor(Math.random() * data.items.length)];  


                  position: "relative",
                  height: "100vh",
                //Use the randomPhoto's link
                  backgroundImage: "url("+randomPhoto.link+")",
                  backgroundPosition: "center",
                  backgroundRepeat: "no-repeat",
                  backgroundSize: "cover"



2 Answers

Hi Anton, I'm not the best Javascript expert on the forum's, but after reviewing your code, I noticed on of your CSS selectors was misspelled, maybe that could be the cause of your issue? The line $(".portret").css({ should maybe be renamed to $(".portrait.css({

I'm hoping the issue is as simple as typo in your code, try out the change above and let me know if this resolves it for you.

Anton Bozhinov
Anton Bozhinov
12,381 Points

Hi Dan,

Actually I did figure it out. It was mistake with the link method from the API.

Instead of

backgroundImage: "url("+randomPhoto.link+")",

It has to be

backgroundImage: "url("+randomPhoto.media.m+")",

Because .link is not a reference to the file itself. But there came up another problem - How to get a lagrer size image !!! :D