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michael edmondson4,510 Points
var FirstName = prompt('What is your name '); var Why = prompt('Why are you here'); var TwoQuestions = FirstName.toUpperCase()+' '+Why.toUpperCase(); var Characters = (TwoQuestions.length); alert("The string \""+ TwoQuestions +\""is"+ Characters"); could you help me with whats wrong with my alert?
teresemartynFront End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 21,879 Points
first, I would get those variables to start with a lowercase letter. Also use camelcase syntax. I removed those "\" from your alert("...");
var firstName = prompt('What is your name '); var why = prompt('Why are you here'); var twoQuestions = firstName.toUpperCase() +' ' + why.toUpperCase(); var characterLength = (twoQuestions.length);
alert("The string is " + characterLength + " characters long");
var FirstName = prompt('What is your name '); var Why = prompt('Why are you here'); var TwoQuestions = FirstName.toUpperCase()+' '+Why.toUpperCase(); var Characters = (TwoQuestions.length); alert("The string " + TwoQuestions +" is " + Characters +" characters");
On a side note, I had the code nicely spaced out and easy to read, but when I replied it just lumped it all together. How can we do line breaks and spacing between the code. Do we need to use HTML formatting like <br> or <p>?
Jason AndersTreehouse Moderator 145,826 Points
To post properly formatted and viewable code snippets in the Community, you'll need to use Markdown.
There is a Markdown Cheatsheet that can be referenced using the link that is above the Post button in the Community. The better other option would be to take the Markdown Basics course available here on Treehouse.
Notably, if you are posting directly from a challenge page, just click the Get Help button, follow the prompts, but make sure "include code" is checked. This will automatically format the code with Markdown before posting.
Keep Coding! :)
Thanks Jason for the answer, will look at the Markdown Basics course. Really appreciate the help !!
Christopher Flores6,898 Points
Christopher Flores6,898 Points
it's kind of tough to see with the code in this format. I'm not sure how to properly post screenshots either from courses instead of objectives either BUT from what I could read, possibly the problem could be with your string and how you wrote it for your alert
alert("The string \" + TwoQuestions + "\ is " + Characters); -------> try something along these lines. As far as I know you don't need to put quote marks around variables.
Is your alert not coming up at all, or just not putting up the string exactly the way you want it to?