FEWD 19 @ GA

Divided Times due Nov. 18, 2013

Assignment

Please complete the Divided Times Nav project that we started in class.

Divided Times (download) (preview)

Hints and Details

  1. In jQuery, the .click() method can be given a function either by name, or an anonymous function.

    function doSomething() {
        // stuff to do goes here
    }
    
    $('a').click(doSomething);
    

    is effectively the same as this:

    $('a').click(function(){
        // stuff to do goes here    
    });
    

    If you’re just writing a routine that will only ever run when the user clicks on something, the anonymous syntax is often preferable, even if it is a bit more syntactically complex to read.

  2. When binding to a click event for a link, you can prevent the link from performing its default action in a couple of ways:

    $('a').click(function(){
        // stuff to do instead of following the link
        return false;
    });
    

    or:

    $('a').click(function(e){
        e.preventDefault();
        // stuff to do instead of following the link
    });
    

    Note that the e argument could be named anything, as long as it is the same as what is used for .preventDefault().

    This would work:

    $('a').click(function(event){
        event.preventDefault();
        // stuff to do instead of following the link
    });
    

    As would this:

    $('a').click(function(pineapple){
        pineapple.preventDefault();
        // stuff to do instead of following the link
    });
    
  3. You’ll want to find a way to keep track of whether the menu is currently open or closed.

  4. Remember that inside a .click() function, this refers to the thing that was clicked. See http://api.jquery.com/click/ for more details.