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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Getting a Handle on the DOM Return Elements Using CSS Selectors

Frank Grillo
Frank Grillo
6,978 Points

Returning Elements using CSS Selectors?

Is this how I'm supposed to do this exercise?

app.js
let navigationLinks;
let galleryLinks;
let footerImages;
const select document.querySelectorAll("navigationLinks");
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Treehouse Student | Designer</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
    <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One|Open+Sans:400italic,700italic,400,700,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/responsive.css">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  </head>
  <body>
    <header>
      <a href="index.html" id="logo">
        <h1>Treehouse Student</h1>
        <h2>Designer</h2>
      </a>
      <nav>
        <ul>
          <li><a href="#" class="selected">Work</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">About</a></li>
          <li><a href="#">Contact</a></li>
        </ul>
      </nav>
    </header>
    <div id="wrapper">
      <section>
        <ul id="gallery">
          <li>
            <a href="#">
              <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt="The number 1 painted with colors and textures.">
              <p>Experimentation with color and texture.</p>
            </a>
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="#">
              <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt="The number 2 painted with various colors blended together.">
              <p>Playing with blending modes in Photoshop.</p>
            </a>
          </li>
        </ul>
      </section>
      <footer>
        <a href="https://twitter.com/treehouse"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
        <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TeamTreehouse"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
        <p>&copy; Treehouse Student.</p>
      </footer>
    </div>
    <script src="app.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,825 Points

You are very close.

The first thing you need to do is assign your querySelectorAll() to your constant select variable.

Next you need to assign a string that looks like a CSS selector to `querySelectorAll()

The challenge asks you to First, select all <a> elements inside the <nav> element and assign them to the variable. Which you can match with nav a.

const select = document.querySelectorAll("nav a"); 

Should get you started on this challenge.