@KimberlyDuclos also unrelated but if you are working in jQuery, why don't you just $("#textInput").val() instead of the lengthier document.getElementById('').value
Yeah, I need to switch. Just got in the habit of document.getElementById while learning. I'm planning on cleaning up my code once I get things working.
@KimberlyDuclos i believe you are submitting the search form, what you need to do is prevent its default behavior and then let your getJSON handle. I suspect its submitting a form because it causes a redirect.
So, when hitting enter, all I'm doing is generating a search yet it's not leading to the search output?
It is most likely doing whatever you told the form to do
its default behavior
please take 5 mins to read about preventDefault() method you'll figure it out in no time :D