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JavaScript JavaScript Basics Hello, JavaScript! JavaScript Practice Challenge

The page already has BOMB on it when I click preview and I can't figure out it out.

I am using chrome. When I start the new workspace, and click preview as instructed. The page already has BOOM on it and the first window that says ""Warning! This message will self-destruct in", does not pop up and the BOOM is already displayed. Thanks for your help!

If anything you can comment out the pre typed text - save it and boom there will be no message on screen then before you run your code uncomment out the pre typed text and boom hehehhe you done it

8 Answers

Mark Sebeck
Mark Sebeck
Treehouse Moderator 37,750 Points

It should. The only thing that stops the page from displaying BOMB is the alert box that you will add. (because it waits for you to click on it before executing the rest of the javascript). Go ahead and work through the exercise and if you get stuck let me know or watch the next video. Guil walks you through the solution in the next video.

Thank you!

Mine did the same thing because I hadn't clicked save in the workspace editor

Thanks for the tip, Paige! Forgot about good ole "Save" or "Command + S" before running the page with our code implemented.

Clint Oka
Clint Oka
5,768 Points

awww snap and I thought this was too easy lol. Yes I forgot to save too.

i fixed by <body onload="script();"> to prevent the script load before the body

pr i put the script tag after body before end of html tag

That's expected. If you look inside of the index.html file you'll see that the <h1> contains the string "Hello, JavaScript" and the only line of code in the .js file before we edit it with our own is:

document.querySelector("h1").textContent = "๐Ÿ”ฅBOOM!๐Ÿ”ฅ";

That line of JavaScript above tells your browser to change

Hello, JavaScript



UPDATE: I got it... had it the whole time. =( I thought I had saved after reading the comments here but I surely hadn't. Thank you all for posting these suggestions!

i am having the same issue. i feel as though my script.js file is setup properly but the html is not. i can't figure it out.

Mark Sebeck
Mark Sebeck
Treehouse Moderator 37,750 Points

Glad you were able to solve it Rachel. Great job, keep at it!! and forgetting to save happens often and is the cause of many frustrations.

Prescott Lawani
Prescott Lawani
2,634 Points

You need to put the alerts based on what you see in the comments ("//"). Boom, as he said, is already there but you need to put the code for the alerts first. Check the script.js file to see.

Should I be running Treehouse within Chrome? I am using Opera and I can't get the workspace to work. It just displays the original content if I click preview. ...how do I get the workspace to run what i've done?

Yes, we'd recommend Chrome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

The best is with Chrome!