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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Lightbox Fixing the Simple Lightbox

Maxwell Kendall
Maxwell Kendall
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 12,102 Points

Preventing Default Event Behavior

Line 19 shows where I am preventing the browser from going to the next page. It works as it is supposed to. It doesn't make sense that treehouse is saying I'm wrong.

//Problem: User when clicking on image goes to a dead end
//Solution: Create an overlay with the large image - Lightbox

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

//An image to overlay

//A caption to overlay

//Add overlay

//Capture the click event on a link to an image
$("#imageGallery a").click(function(event){
  var imageLocation = $(this).attr("href");
  //Update overlay with the image linked in the link
  $image.attr("src", imageLocation);

  //Show the overlay.

  //Get child's title attribute and set caption
  var captionText = $(this).children("img").attr("alt");

//When overlay is clicked
  //Hide the overlay
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" title="no title" charset="utf-8">
    <title>Image Gallery</title>
    <h1>Image Gallery</h1>
    <ul id="imageGallery">
    <li><a href="images/refferal_machine.png"><img src="images/refferal_machine.png" width="100" alt="Image of Refferal Machine" title="Refferal Machine By Matthew Spiel"></a></li>
    <li><a href="images/space-juice.png"><img src="images/space-juice.png" width="100" alt="Image of Space Juice" title="Space Juice by Mat Helme"></a></li>
    <li><a href="images/education.png"><img src="images/education.png" width="100" alt="Image of Education" title="Education by Chris Michel"></a></li>
    <li><a href="images/copy_mcrepeatsalot.png"><img src="images/copy_mcrepeatsalot.png" width="100" alt="Image of Wanted: Copy McRepeatsalot" title="Wanted: Copy McRepeatsalot by Chris Michel"></a></li>
    <li><a href="images/sebastian.png"><img src="images/sebastian.png" width="100" alt="Image of Sebastian" title="Sebastian by Mat Helme"></a></li>
    <li><a href="images/skill-polish.png"><img src="images/skill-polish.png" width="100" alt="Image of Skill Polish" title="Skill Polish by Chris Michel"></a></li>
    <li><a href="images/chuck.png"><img src="images/chuck.png" width="100" alt="Image of Chuck" title="Chuck by Mat Helme"></a></li>
    <li><a href="images/library.png"><img src="images/library.png" width="100" alt="Image of Library" title="Library by Tyson Rosage"></a></li>
    <li><a href="images/boat.png"><img src="images/boat.png" width="100" alt="Image of Boat" title="Boat by Griffin Moore"></a></li>
    <li><a href="images/illustrator_foundations.png"><img src="images/illustrator_foundations.png" width="100" alt="Image of Illustrator Foundations" title="Illustrator Foundations by Matthew Spiel"></a></li>
    <li><a href="images/treehouse_shop.jpg"><img src="images/treehouse_shop.jpg" width="100" alt="Image of Treehouse Shop" title="Treehouse Shop by Eric Smith"></a></li>
    <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.0.min.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
    <script src="js/app.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>

1 Answer

Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
4,584 Points

you need to call the preventDefault function on the event object. You don't need to pass it anything.