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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Lightbox Perform: Part 3

Why is my code not working? The image won't show in the overlay.

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



$("#imageGalery a").click(function(event){ event.preventDefault(); var imageLocation = $(this).attr("href"); $image.attr("src", imageLocation);



1 Answer

Looks to me like you have declared your overlay variable incorrectly.

Try this:

var $overlay = $("#overlay");

As an aside, you might want to look at the Markdown Cheatsheet link on this page for help with formatting your response.

If you put "" before your code, followed by the type of code you're writing (js in this case), then write your code, and close it all of with "" again it makes your code look like mine above.

Hope that helps, and good luck Don :-)

Sorry, one more thing. Don't forget to check the console in developers tools to check for any errors. Usually you'll find clues in there :-)