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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Getting a Handle on the DOM Practice Selecting Elements

What am I missing that the links in gallery are not selected? I've tried it several ways, and can't see a solution.

I have tried document.getElementsByTagName, document.querySelectorAll with all of the following ("gallery a") ("gallery li a") ("gallery ul li a") ("ul#gallery a"). I have looked at MDN webdocs, W3School, the Javascript book by Jon Duckett... rewatched videos, and it might as well be written in Greek. I need more than just the answer.... I'd like to know WHY it works or doesn't work... Any assistance would be appreciated. I feel if I can understand this, It will go a long way to improving my understanding of the potential of Javascript.

let navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll("nav a");
let galleryLinks = document.querySelectorAll("gallery a");
let footerImages;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Nick Pettit | 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">
      <a href="index.html" id="logo">
        <h1>Nick Pettit</h1>
          <li><a href="index.html" class="selected">Portfolio</a></li>
          <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li>
          <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>
    <div id="wrapper">
        <ul id="gallery">
            <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Experimentation with color and texture.</p>
            <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Playing with blending modes in Photoshop.</p>
        <a href="http://twitter.com/nickrp"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
        <a href="http://facebook.com/nickpettit"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
        <p>&copy; 2016 Nick Pettit.</p>
  <script src="js/app.js"></script>

1 Answer

Hi Amy!

Your main issue is that with querySelector and querySelectorAll, to target ids, you need a #, and for classes, you need a .

So you need ("#gallery a) and if gallery was a class, you'd need (".gallery a")

This passes all three tasks:

let navigationLinks = document.querySelectorAll("nav a"); // Task 1
let galleryLinks = document.querySelectorAll("#gallery a"); // Task 2
let footerImages = document.querySelectorAll("footer img"); // Task 3

Keep in mind, with getElementById, you don't use a # but with querySelector, you need it.

I hope that helps.

Stay safe and happy coding!