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h4r1m4u
@h4r1m4u
no problem. it's a common issue
omadoyeabraham
@omadoyeabraham
Hi everyone, please i am a little lost on what to do in order to solve the random quote generator zipline. All the ajax and jquery stuff seems unclear to me. Could someone please help me or refer a material that you found useful in solving it. Thanks
Tomáš Kalný
@Sleepy-guy
is it normal to be stuck on calculator zipline for 3 weeks ?
Jan Pribošek
@GreatDanton
@Sleepy-guy I finished it in 1 week working every now and then, but it's quite normal to be stuck with certain problem for some time
I was writing tic tac toe for 4weeks :)
Tomáš Kalný
@Sleepy-guy
@GreatDanton well its not like im writing it every day cuz I just like gave up already but everytime i look at it i get so frustrated because i cant find mistake and then I just close it :D
Jan Pribošek
@GreatDanton
lol
h4r1m4u
@h4r1m4u
@omadoyeabraham start step by step:
1) create your array that will hold quote objects. each quote should have text and author
2) write a function that will randomly choose one of the quotes in the array
3) create a click handler for the 'New quote' button and integrate it with your function generating the quotes
4) write a function that will display the generated quote in your page, integrate it with your function generating the quotes
5) add the tweet button. the simplest way to implement the tweet button is to use twitter intents (look it up). basically it's a just an <a> with a twitter link that includes the text you want to tweet (in this case your quote). each time you generate the quote, update the href attribute of the tweet button (<a>)
omadoyeabraham
@omadoyeabraham
@h4r1m4u Thank you for your clear answer. I was thinking though of pulling the quotes from an API, so that's what has me a little bit stumped. Any advice?
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h4r1m4u
@h4r1m4u
@omadoyeabraham did you go through the JSON APIs and Ajax FCC section?
omadoyeabraham
@omadoyeabraham
@h4r1m4u Yes i did, it was too short and i was not able to understand how to access external api's.
h4r1m4u
@h4r1m4u
@omadoyeabraham hmm. in a nutshell, API is an external service that you can call with your code and get a response from it. most commonly the response you receive is a JSON. the API has a URL that you need to use and often you need to add some parameters to it (these tell the API what specifically you're requesting - for example, you could choose quote from a specific category only or a certain language). once you receive the response from the API, you can do something with the returned object (e.g. display it in your page). if you're using jquery, you'll probably want to use the getJSON() method (which is a just a shorthand for a specific use of the ajax() method). unfortunately i don't have any good tutorials to direct you to, but i'm sure that if you google around, you should be able to find a ton of them.
@omadoyeabraham this looks pretty comprehensive: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/02/beginners-guide-jquery-based-json-api-clients/. give it a read
omadoyeabraham
@omadoyeabraham
@h4r1m4u Thanks i really appreciate your help.
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h4r1m4u
@h4r1m4u
you're most welcome
Chris Webster
@cmwebby
Hey can someone help with the twitch.tv API challenge. I can't figure out how to do the last user story which uses a place holder if the account does not exist. I've looked on the docs and I can't seem to find out how I could do this. Here's my project so far - http://codepen.io/cmwebby/pen/MKLjKQ?editors=0010
Sergey
@SZharkov
http://codepen.io/Zharkov/full/wMNXYQ/
  • can anybody explain me what I wrote badly, because there is really bad adaptation on devices. And what I should do to make this project responsible? Using media queries or there is an easier way?
Nairuz.Abulhul
@nairuzabulhul
Hello every one I have a problem with a json file I upload it to one of the free hosting websites and tried to retrieve the data from it using $.getJSON method . it did not work !!! any suggestions
James
@jamesgraham10
hey ZeeMax what are you using to retrieve the data? I just tried a plunkr with your code but it didn't work because of security issues with serving your data.json from http instead of https
'https://plnkr.co/edit/ZqTlS9su3ifIHiGxqmKx?p=preview' was loaded over HTTPS, but requested an insecure XMLHttpRequest endpoint 'http://nairuzabulhul.esy.es/data.json'. This request has been blocked; the content must be served over HTTPS.
Nairuz.Abulhul
@nairuzabulhul
@jamesgraham10 so I should change it to https
@jamesgraham10 I am using $.getJSON method
James
@jamesgraham10
Try using a .json file that's served over https
like this one https://api.github.com/users/octocat
$.getJSON('https://api.github.com/users/octocat', function (data) { console.log(data); });
Nairuz.Abulhul
@nairuzabulhul
@jamesgraham10 withe link you gave me it works, but not with mine
James
@jamesgraham10
Yeah, it's because the file you uploaded to your hosting provider is served over http, which Codepen/Plunkr and other online code editors view as an insecure source
Nairuz.Abulhul
@nairuzabulhul
@jamesgraham10 any suggestion to work around this
classact1
@classact1
hey guys I'm working on tribute page and I have problem with placing image in frame with description underneath. What I mean is how to make frame fit image with small margins? Any tips? http://codepen.io/classact1/pen/pgGKMv?editors=1000
Nairuz.Abulhul
@nairuzabulhul
@classact1 Are you using Bootstrap, if so you can use class thumbnail for the image
James
@jamesgraham10
@ZeeMax you could try uploading your json file to DropBox or Google Drive or something, that might work.
classact1
@classact1
@ZeeMax I do use Bootstrap. How do I add description under picture then?
Nairuz.Abulhul
@nairuzabulhul
@jamesgraham10 I did dropbox but getJSOn could not read it
James
@jamesgraham10
The other solution is to run your server locally
Nairuz.Abulhul
@nairuzabulhul
@classact1 you could use span or <p> options. Example <img src="http://s11.postimg.org/4ngsk6pv7/local.jpg" alt="...">
<div class='caption'>
<h3>Local Weather App</h3>
<p class='well'>HTML, CSS, jQuery, Weather API </p>
</div>
@jamesgraham10 Yeah I know that but for the project I am doing currently Its to be hosted online
@classact1 I did the same with my protfolio image with description http://codepen.io/ZeeMax/pen/eJVJNr
James
@jamesgraham10
ah okay, do you need to use Codepen
Nairuz.Abulhul
@nairuzabulhul
@jamesgraham10 not really do you know other options. I chose Codepen because it is faster to setup
James
@jamesgraham10
@ZeeMax I think it would probably be easier to find a way of uploading your file over https. What hosting provider are you currently usign?
using*
Nairuz.Abulhul
@nairuzabulhul
@jamesgraham10 I am using Hostinger