Starting JQuery

Starting JQuery


Hi, just starting on Jquery and stuck on challenge 99. I’m not sure how to close the script element or what else I need to do to pass this challenge. The instructions:

  1. First, add a script element at the top of your page. Be sure to close it on the following line.

  2. Inside your script element, add this code: $(document).ready(function() { to your script. Then close it on the following line (still inside your script element) with: });

This is what I have:

<script $(document).ready(function() { });

Can someone help me with what I’m doing wrong? Thanks!


The $(document).ready(function() { }) part should be in between an opening and closing script tag:

  // Your code here

<script $(document).ready(function() { });

Like this? I tried that but still says it’s not correct.

$(document).ready(function() {

I meant this sorry. And for some reason everytime I post this it doesn’t show the ending script tag even though I type it.


I’ve edited your post for readability. When you enter a code block into the forum, remember to precede it with a line of three backticks and follow it with a line of three backticks to make easier to read. See this post to find the backtick on your keyboard. The “preformatted text” tool in the editor (</>) will also add backticks around text.


Almost, but you will have to close the opening tag at the first line.


remember how you kept all the CSS code between two style tags like so:


   CSS code { 
     blah : blahBlah;


you are doing the same here for all the JS and jQuery… putting the code between script tags as @BenGitter demonstrated above

Edit: the document.ready stuff is jQuery that waits til the page loads and then executes, so it needs to be between both tags…

a little blurb on: $(document).ready()